Trewin Restorick

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"Trewin Restorick is the CEO of independent environmental charity Global Action Plan, which he founded in 1993. The charity runs programmes to reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption and waste with businesses, schools, community organisations and households.

"Global Action Plan has won a range of awards including the Ashden Award for sustainable energy for its employee behaviour change programmes and was recently highly commended in the Charity Times Awards, Business Charity Awards and Green Business Awards.

"Trewin is the chair of the Environmental IT Leadership Team (EILT), sits on the Defra Third Sector Advisory Board, and is a trustee for Sustainability and Environmental Education, and co-chaired Defra's Compact Group which won the National Compact Award for Excellence. Trewin has been trained as one of Al Gore's UK Climate Change Ambassadors and is a frequent media commentator on environmental issues appearing on Channel 4 News, Sky News, BBC Breakfast. Trewin is a regular contributor to the Guardian's Sustainable Business network.

"Before starting Global Action Plan, Trewin worked for Friends of the Earth as recycling co-ordinator and head of marketing. In these roles he established the first blue box kerbside recycling scheme in the UK and created Paper Round, an office based recycling scheme in London which now has a turnover of £3 million. He has also worked for Plymouth City Council, the Dartington Trust and the BBC."[1]

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  1. Guardian Trewin Restorick, organizational web page, accessed April 30, 2012.