A summer family week looking at the amazing actions you can take to change the way we think and act when it comes to our beautiful planet! This week will be all about practical engagement…from making nest boxes for birds through to finding out the ten most amazing things you can do to change the world for the better. There will also be time for reflection and quiet, after a very challenging 12 months for all of us. Suitable for all ages and all abilities.
Andy Lester is Head of Conservation for the Christian charity A Rocha UK. Andy has two degrees in ecology and green economics. He is also local chair for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, writes regularly for three newspapers as Environment Correspondent for South Atlantic News Group and and two UK papers. Andy regularly speaks on environment and climate issues; and features frequently on Premier Radio, UCB and has also appeared on the BBC. Andy is married with four boys and lives near the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. In his spare time he teaches kick-boxing, plays the flute and leads UK wildlife tours and walks as well as being a long standing friend of Lee Abbey.
Regina Ebner is the Partners in Action Coordinator working with Andy L and the conservation team at A Rocha UK. She has a background in programme leadership, eco-education and charity development with a passion for permaculture, and connecting people to nature. Before joining the A Rocha team she was based at Ashburnham Place in East Sussex and helped lead and steer the “Catalyst Programme”, which is a residential training course, geared for young people around the themes of environment, theology and creative ministry. In her spare time Regina has developed a new charity in a rural village in Madagascar; heading up the development of a school with the focus on sustainable education. She loves the outdoors and in her free time enjoys it through sports such as hiking, slacklining, climbing and snowboarding and has a productive patch of garden which is home to some happy hens.