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Meet the YoGA ambassadors

We’re delighted to have had the following ambassadors championing the Year of Green Action throughout the year.

'This is a great opportunity to spread the message of how we as individuals can make small changes that have big impact on our world.
We all have the power shape the environment that we want our children and grandchildren to live in’ - Jo Salter


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Jo Salter - Founder Where Does It Come From? – Clothes that Tell Tales. Co-Founder Be The Change awards.

Monty Don standing in a garden

Photo: Marsha Arnold

Monty Don O.B.E. - The UK’s leading garden writer and broadcaster.

Photo of Lucy Findlay

Lucy Findlay MBE - The founder of Social Enterprise Mark CIC, the international social enterprise accreditation authority.

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Izzy McLeod - Blogger and social influencer.

David Lindo is looking at the camera and laughing

David Lindo - Aka The Urban Birder. Broadcaster, writer, speaker and tour leader.

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Vicky Smith - Founded of Earth Changers sustainable travel company.

Tim Jackson photo

Professor Tim Jackson - Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity.

Jan Leeming photo

Jan Leeming - TV presenter, former newsreader and a keen supporter of environmental issues.

George McGavin photo

Dr George McGavin - Explorer, entomologist, zoologist and broadcaster.

Sian Conway photo

Sian Conway - The UK's Green & Eco Influencer of the Year 2018 and Founder of #EthicalHour.

Lewis Pugh standing in front of the sea. He is wearing a life vest and holding a penguin

Lewis Pugh - UN Patron of the Seas, an ocean advocate and endurance swimmer.

Besba Whayeb photo

Besma Whayeb - Ethical lifestyle blogger and the founder of Ethical Influencers.

David De Rothschild

David de Rothschild - Adventurer and environmentalist who sailed across the Pacific Ocean in 2009 on an entirely recyclable boat made using 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles.

Mitch Tonks

Mitch Tonks - Acclaimed restaurateur, chef and author. MSC Chef of the Year, 2018.

The views and opinions expressed by our ambassadors are their own, and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Defra.

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