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Chris Hines

An experienced surfer, a highly respected communicator and a driver of positive change, Chris Hines (MBE) is resolved to find solutions to problems. Formerly Founder of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), and Sustainability Director at the Eden Project, Chris uses his deep understanding of the balance between the social, environmental and financial aspects of sustainability to lead others to action.

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Chris Hines Biography

As founder and Director of Surfers Against Sewage and former Sustainability Director at the Eden Project, Chris Hines MBE - experienced surfer and highly respected communicator and driver of positive change – is ‘one of the government’s most sophisticated environmental critics’ and founder of ‘Britain's coolest pressure group’.

Chris’ resolve to find solutions to problems drove him to deliver a £5 billion spend on the UK's coastline. He has provided evidence to Commons and Lords Select Committees, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and the European Parliament and Commission and was called as a special advisor to the Rt.Hon Michael Meacher MP Minister for the Environment.

Surfers Against Sewage were runners up in the 1999 Green Politics Award, and Chris believes that communication is the key driver to change. He was awarded an...

As founder and Director of Surfers Against Sewage and former Sustainability Director at the Eden Project, Chris Hines MBE - experienced surfer and highly respected communicator and driver of positive change – is ‘one of the government’s most sophisticated environmental critics’ and founder of ‘Britain's coolest pressure group’.

Chris’ resolve to find solutions to problems drove him to deliver a £5 billion spend on the UK's coastline. He has provided evidence to Commons and Lords Select Committees, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and the European Parliament and Commission and was called as a special advisor to the Rt.Hon Michael Meacher MP Minister for the Environment.

Surfers Against Sewage were runners up in the 1999 Green Politics Award, and Chris believes that communication is the key driver to change. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to the environment and was joint-winner of the first international Surfers Path Green Wave Awards for his contributions to the surfing and environmental world.

He has appeared regularly in the media, including Panorama, BBC World Service and CNN, and co-wrote and co-presented ‘What On Earth’ with Melinda Messenger.

During his time at The Eden Project, Chris Hines conceived and managed the Waste Neutral concept - an innovative look at the whole issue of waste. As well as Waste Neutral Chris was responsible for Eden's sustainability programme, including the implementation of the PANTS process - Eden's version of triple bottom line accounting. This aimed to ensure that Eden practiced what it preached and became a leader not only in rhetoric but equally in its own operations.

Chris has a deep understanding of the balance between the social, environmental and financial aspects of sustainability. He is a major player in the advocacy of the business case for sustainability camp and was featured as one of the Daily Telegraph's Eco Heroes. Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Plymouth in 2011.

Chris is also a highly respected speaker on communications, motivation, leadership and lobbying / interacting with Government bodies.

Chris is an active member of Sustainability South West, a member of the Environment Agency Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committee, and sits on the Strategic Panel of Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership.

For further information or to book Chris Hines, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk



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