Cambridge Carbon Footprint’s trustees jointly steer the charity’s strategy and policy. Most of us have other CCF roles, depending on our skills, interests and availability.
Tom found Carbon Conversations so engaging in 2007 that he wanted to do more with CCF. After retiring as an engineer with the worker co-op, Delta-T Devices, he became CCF chair of trustees and is involved in CCF’s management and home-energy work. He’s a Carbon Conversations facilitator and thermal-imaging trainer.
“I enjoy collaborating with so many people in CCF towards a common goal. I like its powerful combination of communicating reliable information, together with a focus on why we each find some low-carbon changes difficult and how to creatively overcome that”
Bev became a trustee in 2009. She is responsible for Carbon Conversations, Low Carbon Network, outreach activities, events and fundraising. She is also line manager to CCF staff. Bev is retired, having worked with local mental health charity Lifecraft for 14 years, as co-founder, chair, and manager. Bev has a degree in German from Oxford University and an MPhil in Linguistics and worked at the Bell School of Languages as a teacher-trainer for many years.
“Having been incredibly impressed by Carbon Conversations some years ago, I became a volunteer because I was (and am) very excited about creating a low carbon community.”
Jane’s lived in Cambridge since 1986 and been concerned about climate issues for most of that time, becoming a trustee in 2013.
“Joining in a Carbon Conversations group in 2009 was a wonderfully encouraging and educative experience. Coming to understand both more about where our lifestyles produce carbon and also more about the psychological barriers to lifestyle change was very empowering. Since then I’ve done the facilitators’ training and been involved in facilitating several groups in Cambridge. I’ve also enjoyed contributing to CCF’s Outreach work, helping with workshops and discussions on low carbon living for community groups and students.”
Katharine joined CCF as a trustee in 2013. She’s a qualified Domestic Energy and Green Deal Adviser. She’s currently employed in sustainability within a Suffolk local authority and is co-leading the county’s approach to Green Deal as well as focusing on reducing fuel poverty and improving the thermal efficiency of new and existing housing stock.
“I’ve had an interest in the environment and climate change many years and in 2008 I decided to make this my career and now focus on carbon reduction, fuel poverty and sustainability. Recently I bought my own ecohouse in Cambridge which has had a major impact on reducing my own carbon consumption as well as becoming a one car household“.
Jane Frank – Chair
Jane first became involved with Cambridge Carbon Footprint through Carbon Conversations in 2008. She then became a facilitator and helped to run the very first workplace Carbon Conversations. She has chosen a career working towards sustainability and is currently project manager for a number of low carbon energy initiatives for Cambridgeshire County Council. She became a trustee in 2014.
“Since I first got involved with CCF I’ve been inspired by the personal and positive grassroots approach. Its certainly been a very powerful influence on my own low carbon journey. With a young family now and a whole new set of challenges to low carbon living, I felt the need to get more involved again, looking at non-judgmental ways to help people reduce their carbon emissions.”
Suzanne Goldsmith – Treasurer
Suzanne joined CCF as Trustee in 2015 and is soon to be our Treasurer. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in Cambridge for 14 years servicing many local businesses. In her current role as a manager in the Corporate Team at Price Bailey she has a portfolio of charity and not for profit clients.
“I’m really excited about the projects and events that CCF provide to engage the local community on sustainable low-carbon living. I will be participating in the workshops to enhance my own awareness of the subject and create a more low-carbon lifestyle for my family. It is very important to educate the young in these matters as they have the most ability to make change in the future.”
Sarah joined CCF as Trustee in 2015. She works at the RSPB in their Parliamentary team, trying to persuade politicians to take action to create a world richer in nature. Before this Sarah was actively involved in local politics for many years as a County Councillor and as Campaign Director for the former MP Julian Huppert.
“As with many others I first came across CCF when I took part in a Carbon Conversations course in 2008. I found the course eye opening and many of the lessons have stayed with me. I really value CCF’s community based, supportive approach – enabling people to take positive action to reduce their carbon footprint. I’m looking forward to doing what I can to help.”