Working Party for Education

Meet the Chair for Education – Trewin Restorick, Founder and CEO of Hubbub UK

Hubbub is an award-winning charity which transforms the way environmental messages are communicated by bringing people and organisations together as a force for good.

Previously Trewin created Global Action Plan the UK’s leading environmental behaviour change charity. Trewin is a frequent media commentator on environmental issues and was trained by Al Gore as one of his climate change ambassadors. He has chaired Student Hubs and been a trustee for the New Economics Foundation.

Before starting the Global Action Plan, Trewin was Director of Fundraising at Friends of the Earth where he created PaperRound London’s leading community recycling business. Before Friends of the Earth, Trewin worked at Plymouth City Council and produced a youth TV programme for the BBC called Something Else.

Party objective

To explore how education can create a more aware and actively engaged population helping to push air quality up the political agenda and stimulate activities that deliver long-term change.

“The working group will demonstrate how thoughtfully created education initiatives can build awareness and action that delivers better quality air for all.”

Trewin Restorick, Chair of the Working Party for Education

Topics for discussion/debate

  • What would make it easier and compelling for formal education to create more aware and engaged students committed to demanding improved air quality?
  • What messaging, behaviour techniques and campaigns have proved successful in boosting knowledge and action on air quality?
  • What role can education plan in ensuring policy-makers take full account of air quality in their decision-making?

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