ScottishPower’s COP26 Green Power List
We’re proud to announce our COP26 Green Power List, which honours inspiring green champions from across the UK who are going above and beyond in the ongoing fight against climate change.
After calling on communities across the country to nominate their green champions, we have identified a huge number of inspiring individuals who have made positive and impactful environmental change in their local community and beyond.
The successful nominees were shortlisted by a judging panel made up of experts from ScottishPower and the environmental and education sector. The judges included:
- Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change & Sustainability at ScottishPower
- Lexi Parfitt, Head of Communications at WWF Scotland
- Professor Tahseen Jafry, Director at the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University.
The Green Power List was judged on their community climate action and how it is supporting either UK or UN environmental goals.
As a Principal Partner for this year’s United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference, which is being hosted by the UK in Glasgow this November, we are committed to celebrating and supporting individuals and communities across the UK in their fight against climate change.
The ScottishPower COP26 Green Power list:
- Adam Handling, 33, is an acclaimed chef and restaurateur based in London. He is making strides in turning his restaurants into zero-waste establishments and is setting a benchmark for sustainability in the hospitality industry
- Arthur Potter, 23, from Strathaven, has played a critical role in developing ‘Climate Action Strathaven’, a community-led charity that promotes sustainable living. Through this project, he has driven positive environmental change and has aided in the introduction of community, electric vehicles
- Constanza Moreno-Sanchez, 34, based in Edinburgh, is one of the driving forces behind Ooni Pizza Oven’s Green Team, advocating for sustainability across the industry
- Elspeth Simpson, 24, based in Edinburgh, is another invaluable member of the Ooni Pizza Oven’s Green Team. Along with Constanza, Elspeth has helped the organisation minimise their environmental impact and has driven sustainability forward within the business
- Ed Winters, 27, is a vegan educator, public speaker and entrepreneur based in London, whose work focuses on educating others on the environmental impacts of our diets and sharing the solutions to tackle these problems
- Ella Meek and Amy Meek, 17 & 18, from Nottingham, launched an award-winning charity, Kids Against Plastic, and published a book, Be Plastic Clever, to address global issues on the misuse of plastic. The sisters have collected over 97,000 pieces of single-use plastic since 2016 in their fight against climate change
- Ellie Sanders, 17, from Swansea, is the secretary of the Youth Climate Ambassadors where she represents the young voices of her community in the fight against climate change
- Emily Farquhar, works across the Scottish Borders to encourage locals to cycle. She runs various cycle sessions for her local community and schools, helping to reduce transport-related emissions and encourage the uptake of active travel
- Emma Yule, 28, based in Edinburgh, is currently completing a PhD in environmental sciences and volunteers with the 2050 Climate Group, where she supports young people in taking climate action
- Fraser Stewart, 30, is an activist and researcher based in Glasgow who has been instrumental in bringing clean energy to deprived areas in the local community
- Georgina Caro, from Cornwall was recently awarded the Plastic Free Community Leader for her town and runs a successful sustainable living blog where she helps her followers live more sustainably and prioritise reducing the waste they create in order to tackle climate change.
- Izzie Eriksen, 38, is based in Glasgow. She is the founding director of non-profit, ApparelXchange, which helps reduce children's clothing waste and tackle poverty by selling high quality, low-cost, pre-loved items. Izzie is guided by the aim of reducing waste, promoting responsible consumption, and reducing inequality
- Mark Jankovich, 52, based in London is the founder and CEO of Delphis Eco, Britain’s leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products
- Mhairi McCann, 22, from Inverclyde, is founder and CEO of Youth STEM 2030, which empowers global youth to tackle the world’s environmental issues through science, engineering and technology
- Mya-Rose Craig, 19, from Somerset, is an environmentalist and diversity activist who runs nature camps for teenagers through her not-for-profit Black2Nature. The camps encourage community cohesion and allow young people to reconnect with nature
- Naomi Ross, 36, from Stirling, is the founding director of green-tech circular economy start-up Sioda – Scotland’s first online clothes hire service. Naomi is also an active participant in environmental progress, contributing to conferences and attending local climate demonstrations
- Poppy Stowell-Evans, 16, based in Newport, is the Chair of the Youth Climate Ambassadors for Wales, with key work focusing on amplifying the youth voice against climate change
- Rashid Khaliq is the Chief Executive of SoulRiders, one of Glasgow’s most innovative green projects that strives to improve the city’s air quality through the means of low-emission travel and cycling
- Ravinder Bhogal & Nadeem Lalani, from London, are the founders of Jikoni, the first restaurant to be certified as Carbon Neutral. They have undertaken various green initiatives, to tackle the climate crisis, such as partnering with a local biodynamic farm for seasonal produce
- Robert Bonner, 76, is a volunteer at Silverburn Park in Leven, who dedicates his personal time to clearing neglected gardens, woods and ponds. Robert has planted over 500 trees across America and Scotland over the last 46 years to help fight climate change
- Samia Dumbuya, (she/they) a British-Born Sierra Leonean, is a climate justice activist and co-founder of Seize the Vote, who are currently running the Climate Resilience project in London for climate activists of colour to explore solutions to environmental issues
- Tessa Clarke, based in London, is co-founder and CEO of OLIO, an app that tackles food waste in the home by encouraging people to share surplus food and household items with their neighbours
- Tomiwa Oluwajuwon, based in Bangor, is a climate advocate and ambassador of Climate Cymru. Tomiwa has been involved in gathering voices across Wales to influence the making of sustainable policies at the upcoming COP26 conference