GGC Wonder Team
Iain Findlay - GGC Head of sustainability knowledge
I'm the head of sustainability knowledge at Green Grow Club. I enjoy the science of the regenerative sustainability frameworks and translating that into something that's relevant and practical to businesses.
I'm very excited about the idea of people on Green Grow Club using it as a way to learn about sustainable business issues, and then co-operating in ways that can bring about business benefits to them and better, more sustainable products to the rest of us. I enjoy the live events we run because it's very energising to engage with people interested in regeneration and sustainability. It challenges us to keep on our toes.
Isabella Guerrini de Claire - GGC Project Energiser
I'm a European environmental scientist living in Scotland, who ended up lending her geeky brain to a community of purpose driven entrepreneurs, and ultimately to regenerative business development for the last two decades.
Regenerating the Earth is more than a destination for me. It is a relentless pursuit. An endeavour that requires integrity, sticking with our core value and responsibility, towards this and the next generations, towards the legacy that we are meant to look after. Ultimately, this responsibility is common sense, because without a regenerative roadmap, the economy and the ecology will continue to be badly damaged. We won't have a healthy economy if we don't have a healthy ecology. The word 'eco' means 'home' in ancient Greek, and no wonder is present in both words. Our home is worth saving, with us on it. This why I am putting in motion the Green Grow Club. Let's band together to create the Green Revolution.
Yvonne Cuneo - GGC Eco-vendors Community Engagement Director
I am Australian, but having a Scottish grandfather and having been a Highland dancer since age 4, not to mention having climbed all the Munros in the first five years of my 20 years here, I consider myself almost a native.
In my professional and personal life I have always engaged with holistic and environmental leaders, exploring personal, social, environmental and economic sustainability, helping to hatch restorative projects which recognise that we humans are part of the interconnected web of life. Afterall, we live on a planet with finite resources and I have yet to find a business case for ending life on Earth.
My own lifestyle is not completely congruent with my values, and I am on a journey exploring what it truly means to be a planetary citizen. I am proud to work with Green Grow Club which supports ethical businesses which do embed sustainable principles in all aspects of their work. This helps me and all consumers to make better choices.
Alan Whiteside - GGC Digitalisation and Innovation Manager
I am an innovation expert with over twenty years experience. I'm passionate about sustainable development in rural communities and developing collaborative clusters and innovation that focuses on health, water, food, energy and the built-environment. I live in Moray, Scotland, and I have worked internationally and love connecting through digital (and hopefully live sometime in the future) with people for projects, meetings and events around the world to share knowledge, products and service, and love doing some trail running and cycling in new places. I resonate very much with the Green Grow Club mission and aiming to band together sustainable business and eco-conscious consumerism. The future of physical events has evolved. In the future events and training will be fully virtual or a hybrid-model, helping organisations engage larger audiences - my job here is to get you up to speed on them through the plaza learning hub.
Paul Krogh - GGC Plaza Forum Facilitator, Network Media Support Manager
I have a background in business development, energy and I'm also an entrepreneur in the innovation sector. In previous posts I've been involved with sustainability for nearly a decade. I'm very familiar with the real world challenges that innovators encounter when we try to implement sustainable principles into our company.
I love the natural world and sustainability for me is an ongoing journey, every day I wake up and learn about a new way in which we can regenerate and restore our planet. Humanity needs to do this urgently. The Green Grow Club shines the light, points the way and the heroic businesses on the GGC platform prove it's possible, making a marketplace of sustainable goods an undeniable reality. For me, learning, sharing and being part of something bigger just makes sense! As we learn to adapt to the changing climate, we have the need to work ever more closely together to overcome the challenges we will face in the coming decades. Being able to transition from fossil fuels is critical, but the subsequent changes to our infrastructure and critical supply chain demands mean that people will need to pull resources and collaborate in news ways to meet these demands and opportunities.
My job at Green Grow Club is to facilitate the events in regard to sustainability learning, which is essential in the transition towards a low carbon society - People - and we need everyone. When communities are tired and beleaguered that's when we most often see disfunction. When our Environment is healthy, people are healthy, they function well, connect well and think well and from there we can work together to achieve, well - Anything!