Blog & Tree Lady Talks Podcast

Craig Sams, co-founder of Carbon Gold Ltd, and founder of Green & Blacks Organic Chocolate Soundbite

Craig was Hon. Treasurer of the Soil Association from 1990 to 2001 and was Chairman from 2001-2007. He then chaired Soil Association Certification Ltd from 2007-2009 and continue as a director.

In partnership with his wife Josephine Fairley he founded Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate in 1991, an award-winning organic and fair trade confectionery brand whose Maya Gold chocolate was the first product to carry the Fairtrade Mark.

He is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Carbon Gold Ltd, a carbon sequestration business based on the use of biochar as a soil improver. Biochar is emerging as a major tool for mitigating climate change and restoring our planet’s degraded soils.

Amelia Williams Soundbite

Amelia Williams, MICFor, CEnv, MArborA, Dip Arb L6 (ABC) Cert Ed.F.E, Dip Arb L4 (ABC) BSc (Hons) is the Principal Arboricultural Consultant and Company Director of The Arboricultural Company which she founded in February 2020. She has over 20 years experience in Arboriculture and has previously run her own tree consultancy company earlier in her career and has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience in all her previous roles. She is also an assessor for the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) as well as an active member on various strategy task and finish groups of the ICF.

TPBE4 Professor Ian Bateman Soundbite

Ian is a Professor of Environmental Economics and Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) at the University of Exeter Business School. Ian has a wide array of research interests revolving around the issue of ensuring sustainable wellbeing through the integration of natural and social science knowledge within decision making and policy. Particular interests lie in the fields of quantitative analysis, integrated modelling and the valuation of non-market benefits and cost. He has been or is advisor or consultant to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Department for Transport (DfT), Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and numerous other bodies

TPBE4 Professor Paul Chatterton, Soundbite

Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and campaigner. He is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds and is currently Director of the University's Sustainable Cities Group which launched the ground breaking MSc Sustainable Cities. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac and helped set up local civic groups Leeds Commuity Homes and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust. His recent books include Low Impact Living and Unlocking Sustainable Cities with Pluto Press. He is also co-founder of the public charity 'Antipode' dedicated to research and scholarship in radical geography