The PPL

The Committee

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Josh

Josh graduated from Oxford University in 2011 with a Master’s in Chemistry, with a particular focus on organic chemistry and catalysis. After spending time teaching science, he became more passionate about environmental issues and in particular energy generation. He moved to London in 2014 to embark on a 4-year PhD focusing on fuel cells and got involved with the public engagement group UCell. He now co-leads the team, taking their fuel cell stack to a variety of schools, festivals and other events to both provide power and engage with the public about renewables and sustainability. He believes PPL PWR could be a very positive collective that can enable different research groups to come together to talk with the public at festivals, as well as help create a greener ethos in commerce and at home.

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Adam

A true believer in a greener economy and a festival goer for a number of years, Adam sees the potential for increasing the use of alternative sources of power and reducing the carbon footprint of festivals.  One way of doing this is to provide hot showers delivered by the power of the sun. Adam is the Founder/ Owner of Rainbowash (http://www.rainbowash.co.uk/), which, through the power of the sun can make festivals more sustainable using solar thermal energy.

Adam is a civil engineer by trade and is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy and Energy Management. He also works with PhD students in academia and other sections of industry, to create a sustainable events team. In the past he has been heavily involved in the education of members of the engineering community and students. He held a national competition in the field of finite element analysis and considers education as a cornerstone of his philosophy.

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Molkie

With a background in Disruptive Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurism, Molkie provides consultancy on branding, business strategy and design assets.

In essence a wizard, he uses his magic at Comp-A-Tent HQ, and joined PPL PWR through this. His belief that sustainability should be a given; not a compromise, means he has joined PPL PWR to empower the people and push awareness into the public consciousness.

 Some say he gained his power studying in China, others whilst living in rural East Africa – or maybe it was during his time living in rural Japan… わからない (」・ω・)」

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Anna

In summer 2015, Anna graduated with a BA in Biological Natural Sciences from Homerton College Cambridge. In September 2015, she began a PhD in Neuroscience funded by the Wellcome Trust at UCL and is working on a new therapy to restore muscle function in ALS patients.

Anna has been involved in the work of Cooke Associates in Sustainable Engineering, including workshops about energy efficiency in the built environment and supporting the activities of Future Climate – Engineering Solutions (a global alliance of national engineering institutions working to develop national energy and climate plans). Anna’s passion for sustainability inspired her to enter UCL Sustainability Challenge 2016 which she won with a proposal to create GreenConnect, a network across UCL to facilitate sustainability projects. Through this, she became part of the PPL PWR collective to carry her sustainability motivations into the future.

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Berni

Bernardo is a Chemical Engineer transitioning to International Development at UCL. Eager to promote and include sustainable measures in cities and communities, he is studying to learn which is the best way to implement the appropriate technologies that could be most beneficial to the society and environment. Sustainability for him must be inclusive and holistic, encompassing political and physical dimensions to the already existing sustainable dimensions we try to promote. Therefore, he is our administrative facilitator doing all the fun stuff no one else wants to do! 

Also, he is exploring the collaboration-of-collaborations mechanism to see which is the best way existing proposals could benefit one from another without losing individuality.

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Paul

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Amanda

Amanda is an entrepreneurial eco-warrior. A graduate from Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies at University College London, she has ever since has followed her eco-warrior passion to make the world a greener place. Her entrepreneurial spirit has taken her to Uganda and Kenya, working one-to-one to develop and implement sustainable agricultural growth for farmers.

She is a robot that is programmed to be relentlessly driven by environmental and social causes and she has one guilty pleasure…MUSIC FESTIVALS! It was here, both as a festival goer and site clean up/recycling operative, that her eyes were opened to the reality of waste at festivals, pushing her to design and produce the first compostable tent, that can be disposed of with regular food waste, and so Comp-A-Tent was born.

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Martha

Martha is PhD student studying Neuroscience at UCL. With a passion for all things science, she wanted to find out more about what she could do to help our planet. Which is why she joined PPL PWR!

“I’ve learned so much about renewable technology and am being exposed to new sustainable projects and ideas all the time. I really enjoy inspiring other people how we can each make a positive difference.”

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Yashvini

Yashvini is a civil engineering student and met PPL PWR at Bloomsbury Festival in 2018, during her first year. Since then, she’s been hooked by all the wonderful ways that the PPL PWR team and individuals are trying to save the earth.

“If you see someone promoting plant based foods and helping out the rest in events, it might be me!”

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Natacha

Natacha fell in love with PPL PWR in 2018 and has been part of the family ever since.

A master graduate from Hult International Business School in both Business Administration and Disruptive Innovation, she is passionate about social entrepreneurship, circular economy, sustainability/green energy and empowering communities to make this world a better place.

She strongly believes in empowering citizens notably through education and awareness campaigns, hence her commitment to PPL PWR’s workshops in schools and festivals.

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