Unep_logoRoz Savage is a United Nations Climate Hero, a trained presenter for the Climate Reality Project, and an Athlete Ambassador for 350.org.

She is on the board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, and promotes plastic-free communities as co-patron of the Greener Upon Thames campaign for a plastic bag free Olympics in 2012, and as a Notable Coalition Member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition. She also supports the work of the 5 Gyres Institute, is an Ambassador for Plastic Oceans and a Myoo Myooze.

Her humanitarian work includes acting as patron for the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust, bringing health care to some of the poorest communities in the world by renovating Africa’s oldest motor ship, the Chauncy Maples. On 11th September 2013 she will be taking part in the Big Row with the Champion Veteran Women Rowers team. You can donate here.

Roz Savage had an environmental epiphany after reading about the Native American belief that we have to take good care of the land if we want it to take good care of us. She turned her back on a materialistic lifestyle and embraced a simpler life uncluttered by possessions.

Her key message is that, like her ocean rowing voyages, we can accomplish great things by taking a huge number of tiny steps in the right direction.

Our present environmental challenges have largely been created by billions of humans making daily decisions that don’t best serve the long-term interests of either the Earth or humanity. By taking personal responsibility and making wiser decisions, we can re-set our course for a cleaner, greener, brighter future that combines the best of civilization’s achievements with principles of sustainability.

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