- The final six ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors have been chosen by the British public ahead of COP26 Summit in November
- Hundreds of entries from across the UK were submitted and the final six announced today include Cam Whitnall (CBBC presenter), Simone Giampaolo (award-winning animator) and Lewis Howe (Scottish Scout)
- The 26 ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors will have their stories showcased at COP26, inspiring the world from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England
- The Ambassadors are leading the One Step Greener chain, a social media movement to encourage and inspire others to go #OneStepGreener for the environment
The British public has chosen the final six ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors from across the UK who are going above and beyond to tackle climate change. They will join the existing 20 Ambassadors, making 26 for COP26.
TikTok creator and host of CBBC’s One Zoo Three, Cam Whitnall is passionate about wildlife and hopes to inspire children on the importance of protecting our natural environment for future generations through his ongoing work at his family’s two wildlife charities and conservation around the world.
Award-winning animator Simone Giampaolo has spent the last 20 years in the animation industry. Simone believes film can be a powerful storytelling tool to educate people on the importance of nature and protecting the environment and has been recognised for his ground-breaking work such as Obki.
COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma said:
From schools to businesses and employees, to thousands of individuals across the country, we all have a part to play in going one step greener. That is why I am extremely proud to see the final six One Step Greener Ambassadors announced today.
I look forward to seeing the stories of these inspirational individuals from all over the UK showcased at COP26.
Lewis Howe is part of the Laurencekirk Scout Group and through his Scouting efforts, Lewis is taking positive action on the issues that matter most to him. Lewis is encouraging young people across Scotland to work together for the good of the planet by working with local politicians and Scout Leaders to challenge every secondary school in Scotland to reduce food waste and use surplus food to create meals using environmentally friendly packaging for those in need.
The other three Ambassadors announced today include Sabeha Miah (Cycle Sisters), James Owen Thomas (Tree Council Ambassador) and Jamie Quince Starkey (Down to Earth).
The full list of ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors from across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England includes: Cam Whitnall (CBBC presenter), Simone Giampaolo (award-winning animator), Lewis Howe (Scout), Jamie Quince Starkey (Down to Earth), Sabeha Miah (Cycle Sisters), James Owen Thomas (Tree Council Ambassador), Aamir Khan (eco-conscious business owner), Maria Antonieta Nestor (A Toy’s Life and Beyond), Melissa Wilson (GB rower), Clare Every (vegan food blogger), Waimi, Mbetmi and Yimi Fongue (clean champions), Siobhan McKenna (ReJean Denim), Cathy Yitong Li (youth activist), Dame Jackie Daniel (NHS), Alice Powell (Envision Virgin Racing), Hugo Chambers (Sainsbury’s), Jasmine Allen (SSE), Toby McCartney (MacRebur), Sara Thomson (The Leith Collective), James Lloyd-Jones (Jones Food Company), Emer Rafferty (youth environmentalist), Ade Adepitan (Paralympic medalist and TV presenter), Max La Manna (low-waste chef), Rob Thompson (Odyssey Innovation), Ash Dykes (adventurer and extreme athlete) and Buffy Boroughs (Green Gathering Festival).