Lead the way for positive change in society with Sophie Hellyer, speaker, champion surfer and advocate for diversity, sustainability, and mindfulness.
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Sustainability And The Environment
As a conservationist and environmentalist, Ben Fogle has spent more than two decades in some of the world's great wildernesses, traveling through mountains, deserts, jungles, rainforests and oceans. He has documented the impact of climate change and the exploitation of minerals on remote wilderness, and that of single-use plastics on our oceans; and has fought against illegal poaching. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society in London and an ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund, Tusk, Blue and Plastic Oceans. Join Ben as he shares some of his work into protecting the planet as well as the steps we can all take to play our part.
Sophie Hellyer | Speaker Biography
Sophie Hellyer, a native of Devon, first made a name for herself as a talented surfer at a national level during her teenage years. However, as her career progressed, she began to focus on fostering a more diverse and inclusive surfing culture. Alongside this, she became a prominent advocate for ocean pollution and sustainability. Sophie's unwavering honesty and outspoken nature led her to deliver a TEDx talk on sustainability in 2018. In addition, she has written extensively on feminist and environmental issues, including topics such as plastic-free periods, ethical fashion, and flight shame. Her work has been featured in prestigious publications like The Independent and GQ Magazine. To further empower women, Sophie founded the #RiseFierce collective, aiming to inspire them to try cold-water swimming. Through hosting retreats and events, she hopes to create a community of like-minded women who promote positivity, mindfulness, and meaningful change in society.