Nikki Jones MSc is a writer, speaker and campaigner on UK and global energy trends. For several years she wrote for an industry magazine on the political economy of oil and gas but in recent years has devoted her time to public talks and blogs to help individuals understand their energy consumption and why it matters.
She has wide experience in the charitable sector, having worked for Age Concern England, the National Council for One Parent Families, the Alzheimer’s Society and Carers’ Centre. Her roles have spanned service development, press and publicity and fundraising. She worked as a press officer for the BBC for six years.
Nick Self is a project officer with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and has many years of experience in conservation, habitat creation and land management. As part of the Trust’s Wild Landscapes project, he maintains several sites across Wiltshire, including an orchard, a solar farm, a storm-water attenuation reed-bed and a meadow. A large part of his work involves conserving the Duke of Burgundy butterfly at Morgan’s Hill nature reserve.
Living in Studley, half a mile from the Hazeland site, Nick is ideally placed to utilise his local knowledge and expertise in promoting biodiversity and meeting the goals of Avon Needs Trees.
Harriet Alvis is an aquatic ecologist working in river restoration in the charitable sector. She has a passion for re-wilding and reducing our impact on the natural environment, as well as re-engaging people with it. In her free time, she enjoys horse riding, kayaking and surfing.
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Nick Murry is a sustainability and climate change consultant with experience working in both corporate sustainability management and environmental consultancy.
He has worked in public and private sectors, in the UK and internationally, most recently advising large corporations on embedding sustainability in their supply chains. He is also an Associate Lecturer (part-time) in Sustainability and Environmental Management at the University of Bath Spa.
Additionally, Nick is a Wiltshire Councillor and serves on Wiltshire Council’s ‘Environment Select Committee’ and its ‘Climate Emergency Task Group’. He also chairs ‘Zero Chippenham’, a voluntary organisation with the aim of achieving local carbon neutrality by 2030.
Peter Williams is a local musician and music teacher, who founded the Chippenham based charity fundraising band ‘Shake the Bucket’. Since 2005 the band have raised over £75,000 for local and national causes.
Peter is also passionate about trees, and as Coordinator for North Wilts Friends of the Earth helped create a new woodland near Castle Combe. He also started the Chippenham Tree Mapping Project, that will be used as part of the Forest Schools initiative.
“Avon Needs Trees is a positive, productive, hands-on project that has the potential to make a big difference. Not only for carbon sequestration but for flood management, biodiversity and landscape protection. Doing nothing is not an option”.