THE TEAM

 

KATE BROWN

WCAG Founder and Homes & Energy Lead

Kate is a built environment sustainability specialist, with a Masters in Sustainable Building. Her background is
in research, consultancy and commercial management. She is co-founder of a design & construction business whose mission is to transform the way homes are built.

NICOLA SCHAFER

WCAG Founder and Chair

Nicola is a founding member of the Watlington Climate Action Group. She has experience of marketing and
project management from her first career as a product manager, and now works as a photographer and film
maker.

KEITH JACKSON

WCAG Co-Treasurer

Keith’s background is in science and software development.  He coordinates and leads conservation work parties for Friends of Watlington Hill and is a member of Watlington Hill Advisory Group. He is also Treasurer of Watlington in Bloom.

ANDREA SMITH

WCAG Co-Secretary

Andrea is an administrator at Oxford University, where she is a member of the departmental Sustainability Committee working to reduce the carbon footprint at work. She is also a ceramic artist and is a member of the local ‘Town Haul’ artist group.

JEANETTE WOOSTER

WCAG Co-Secretary

Jeanette is a Catchment Coordinator for the Environment Agency, working to improve the water environment, currently works in the Evenlode catchment in the Cotswolds. She started with the Agency after completing an Environment Management MSc.

TERRY JACKSON

WCAG Steering Group Member and Plastic Free Project Lead

Terry is a councillor on Watlington Parish Council and is on the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Board.  She runs Watlington in Bloom and the Watlington Transport Group. Terry formed and runs the Friends of Watlington Hill with husband Keith and a member of the Watlington Hill Advisory Group.

FIONA DANKS

WCAG Steering Group Member and Green Plan Project Lead

Fiona studied Ecology at University and went on to work for the local Wildlife Trust in environmental education.  She then worked for Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE), providing grants to support local communities and the environment.

JULES BISHOP

WCAG Steering Group Member & Art Project Lead

Jules is an artist and a carer who tries to live as sustainably as possible and is passionate about developing sustainable art materials. She is also part of the Watlington Artweek’s ‘Town Haul’ team, who create community-engaged, climate change themed installations from natural and recycled materials.

SOPHIE NELSON

WCAG Co-Treasurer

Sophie is a management accountant and has worked in various sectors with organisations such as the NHS, pharmaceutical research, marketing consultancy, and other service companies.

STEPH VAN DE PETTE

WCAG Trading Arm (So Sustainable Refill Store)

Steph is a chartered environmentalist having worked in not-for-profits, consultancies and construction for the past 13 years.  In 2019 she founded SO Sustainable, Watlington’s very own zero waste refill store and is actively engaged in the local community.

SATNAM BAINS

WCAG IT and Social Media Coordinator

Satnam has over 25 years of experience employed at multinational technology companies. Providing Senior Strategic leadership in Cloud Technologies, Standards & Security. He is also an active Artist and Ceramicist in the local Art community.

PARTNERS

We are keen to collaborate with all local groups interested in taking action on the Climate
Emergency. Here are some groups we have already been working with:

 
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Surfers Against Sewage

Watlington Parish Council

Watlington Parish Council

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Watlington Environment Group

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Wild Oxfordshire

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CAG Oxfordshire

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Cosy Homes Oxfordshire

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Chilterns Conservation Board

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Icknield Community College

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Photography by Nicola Schafer  :      Website by Satnam Bains