Amie Alissa Watson

Amie Alissa Watson has 20 years experience in the fashion industry as both designer & lecturer. Specialising in Slow Fashion, educating, empowering and championing others to live their own sustainable, green and environmentally active lives.  Running wild eco retreats, craft and nature based workshops, food cooperatives, a zero waste cafe, sewing and clothing repair cafes plus an eco library.

Hilary Hamer

Hilary is Chair of the Hull Food Partnership and director of the urban farm Rooted in Hull.  Anna works as the Development officer responsible for the work on the Hull city food strategy and the Sustainable Food Place silver award.

The work of the partnership is supported by a range of funders and is a part of the national Sustainable Food Places network working in cities all over the UK to improve the food system.

This includes providing better access for everyone to good food including those that live with food insecurity.  A draft citywide food strategy has been drawn up and that, together with a food poverty action plan will provide a springboard for Hull to become a better nourished city for all.

Hilary Turley

All One Collective and Lab is working in partnership with the Climate Challenge Project at Todmorden College to engage communities who have been left out of the conversations on climate change. This interactive workshop delivered by Hilary Turley will provide participants with with an insight into All1C's methodology for creating inclusive conversations that inspire climate action. Visit to learn more.

Jen Gale

I'm Jen Gale and I am a really passionate believer in the power that we all have, to change the world.
Sustainable(ish) means doing what you can, one baby step at a time.  No preaching, no judgement, no expectations of eco perfection.

We all have a huge potential to create positive change, imperfectly.  Our choices and our voices are more powerful than we know.

Join me, listen to my story and find out how easy it can be to make small, achievable steps towards living a more sustainable life and help change the world, one baby step at a time.

Michael Lomotey

Michael uses a racial lens to critique policies and practices around climate change and ecology demise. He has worked on the human rights impacts of tourism and anti-oppression and is a RSA Fellow with experience in communications as well as an organiser for social justice. He has a MSc in sustainability and adaptation planning from the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Kate Macdonald

Kate is founder of TimeBank Hull and East Riding and steward for the Mutual Aid Network – a project linking up pilot learning-together-sites all over the world. She is also co-founder of the Freedom FEASTival, a celebratory event for the growers of Hull to share their gluts of produce with the community.  Kate loves the outdoors and is happiest in the mountains or on water and generally being in nature. She also teaches kundalini yoga. 

Lucy Allis

Lucy Allis from Project: WILD C.I.C. explores our current, linear food system and how it can become a circular system from beginning to end, examining production, packaging, transport, consumption and waste.

Lucy has recently graduated from the University of York with an MA in Sustainability Studies, and now works for Project: WILD C.I.C. as their Sustainability Projects Coordinator. She also does some freelance writing, most recently for the University of York, WILD Magazine and her blog Waste Makes Waste.

Bryony Boyle

Bryony has twenty years’ experience working in sustainability and community development and is passionate about supporting the voices of communities to be heard and valued. She has worked across the private, public and charity sectors and believes in the power of collaboration to deliver sustainable change and better outcomes for communities.