RUSU Going green Live Podcast

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GOING GREEN: Expert Panel Discussion on Sustainability | Live Podcast

Wednesday 5 May 2021, from 17:00

Join the ‘More Than A Grad’ podcast as we interview six climate experts who are groundbreaking leaders in the climate change scene and doing great things for our planet.

In this live episode, we will be going through some easy changes students and grads can make to live a greener life, discuss what it means to pursue a career in the sustainability space and talk about all about going green.

We will also take your questions and pose them to the panel so you get to find out what you really want to know about sustainability!

You can submit questions to us via Instagram on the 17th March, or send them to Rachel, RUSU President, at

Who’s on the panel?

Ben Brown

Ben is a Visual Content Specialist, founder of Going Green Media, a Green sector influencer and social media expert. His areas of focus are sustainable design and innovation. Ben has a deep passion for creating things which can improve our environment, whether that be as small as an eco-utensil, or as large as a sustainable building. He also believes that green technology paired with sustainable communications is what will ultimately solve the climate crisis.

Dr Joshua Wells

Dr Joshua Wells is the Policy & Ethics Consultant at Dark Green PR. With an MA in PPE from the University of York, and a PhD in Climate Ethics from the University of Reading, Josh’s educational background has been focused on understanding how to address ethical problems related to climate justice.

As the climate crisis worsens, businesses have a growing responsibility to take action and protect the world around us. Josh’s role at Dark Green is to help guide and advise clients on how they can improve from an environmental ethics and policy standpoint.

So far, he has presented climate research papers at 15 political philosophy conferences including events at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Hamburg. He is also a published author on the question of how animal rights and climate justice are complementary concepts. He has also provided book reviews for the Journal of Environmental Politics, as well as the Journal of Ethics, Policy and the Environment.

Ed Hopkins

Ed is the founder of Dark Green PR and Reading graduate (BA Politics and International Relations – 2013). He founded Dark Green PR in direct response to the climate crisis. As the world grapples with the problem, the need for clear communications for green-focused businesses is stronger than ever.

Dark Green PR’s goal is to deliver genuine impact for brands working to improve the world around us and protect the planet’s delicate climate. From carbon capture, to sustainable food, to IoT technology, to energy efficiency, to innovative recycling, they’re working with companies on a green mission.

Ed believes we are all collectively responsible for the climate emergency we find ourselves in. It’s our job to fix it, innovate and work together; we can’t afford to kick the can down the road for the next generation to deal with as it’ll be too late by then. In particular, he believes communications has a key role to play as we push for a more sustainable world.

Whitney Simon

Whitney is a Senior Account Manager at Gallium Ventures, a boutique PR & Marketing agency based in London, where she works with various consumer and B2B tech brands that span across the environmental sector, including SIMEC Atlantis Energy and Chipolo.

Now in London, Whitney recently relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area, Whitney has experience working in the US and UK across strategic communications, creative, media relations, and event coordination.

Coralie Frost

Coralie is Corporate Communications Manager at OVO Energy, where she leads on the delivery of communication campaigns, crisis communications and media handling. In this role she supported the company with the launch of its sustainability strategy, Plan Zero, which sets out how OVO will transform its business to help drive progress towards zero carbon living.

OVO Energy was founded in 2009 and redesigned the energy experience to be fair, effortless, green and simple for all customers. OVO is on a mission through its sustainability strategy Plan Zero to tackle the most important issue of our time – the climate crisis – by bringing our customers with us on the journey towards zero carbon living.

Prior to OVO Energy, Coralie held roles in the Corporate Affairs teams at Sky and TalkTalk. Coralie graduated from the University of Reading in 2013, gaining a First Class degree in (BA) Politics and International Relations.

Molly Webb

Molly is a renewable energy specialist who applies her knowledge of tech to environmental challenges. She is the founder of Yoyu, an app that forecasts the greenest times to use household appliances, and Energy Unlocked, an independent not-for-profit working internationally to accelerate the pace of energy systems transitions to meet climate change targets.

With an environmental policy degree under her belt, Molly worked for The Climate Group to focus on digital and climate change and ran a number of programme around “SMART” solutions – often with large corporates such as Google.

Working on innovation and science policy, she wanted to understand how economies change be shifted away from environmentally damaging industries in the first place, and to use that knowledge to support startups that want to solve climate change and energy challenges.

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