Steering Group

The Steering Group began with four founder members and had grown to nine by May 2016 when a new constitution of GlosCAN was adopted. This requires the Steering Group to have between six and twelve members, who are mutually accountable. All campaigns, actions and public statements under the banner of GlosCAN must be agreed by the Steering Group.
The Steering Group is very open to ideas from other GlosCAN Supporters.
The current Steering Group members are as follows:
James Beecher
Richard House
Sarah Lunnon
Richard Maisey
Fred Miller (Treasurer)
Hugh Richards (Chair)
Vaughan Webber (Secretary)

More about our Steering Group members

Richard House - photoRichard House, MA (Oxon), Ph.D., C.Psychol., AFBPsS, CertCouns is a chartered psychologist, a former psychotherapist, and a former senior university lecturer in psychology, and in early childhood education. He works as a publishing editor, and has been a full-time activist and campaigner since 2014. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, 1984), and is widely published in the fields of counselling, psychotherapy and education. Richard has a particular interest in the (often unconscious) psychological dynamics of environmentally destructive behaviour, has been particularly influenced by the provocative work of Director of the Apollo-Gaia Project, David Wasdell, and believes that local activities led by individuals campaigners and activists, like those in GlosCAN, are an essential complement to international and national political initiatives aimed at limiting climate change.

 

home_composting-croppedFred Miller works as a gardener, composter and conservationist. He says ‘We rapidly need to build a zero carbon vision (and reality) for Gloucestershire by 2030. At the same time we need to inspire and engage with global processes that will stop the rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

HR photo 2014Hugh is a Chartered Scientist (geologist) working in nuclear decommissioning, a husband and dad, a keen choral singer and an active member of a local church. ‘Being a geologist makes climate change look worryingly rapid to me. I am convinced that what happens in the next decade or so will almost certainly decide whether a form of human civilization I would want to live in will last beyond this century. A particular concern of mine is to get people talking ( at all levels) about the need for a global regulatory mechanism to limit extraction of fossil carbon. I have written a short note about this, hoping it will help stimulate dialogue about how to achieve this. I am also keen to find ways of addressing climate change that are not adversarial but more in the spirit of a ‘common quest’’

 

dscf4765Vaughan is a freelance commercial translator and formerly a teacher of languages. He enjoys reading, walking and gardening, and cycling for everyday and work purposes. He is interested in climate science. He considers that the lessons of history show that current fossil fuel use and the loss of our climate are not somehow ‘normal’, and that we have the free will to choose a better path.

GlosCAN’s Constitution

GlosCAN’s Constitution can be downloaded here Constitution v. 5 – 2017.