Anna-Lisa Mills | Director – True North Sustainability and Smart Carbon
FIEMA, CEnv, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCE
Anna-Lisa is a Fellow Member of IEMA and a Chartered Environmentalist. She has completed Al Gore’s training programme to become a Climate Reality Leader and is an active member of IEMA’s Climate Change and Energy Steering Group as well as IEMA’s North East Regional Steering Group.
Anna-Lisa is a Director of True North Sustainability and SmartCarbon. She is also an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria and an approved trainer for a range of IEMA, NEBOSH, IRCA, BSI and NQA courses. In addition, she is a Principal Consultant & Advisory Group Member of Climate Action North (a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company).
Anna-Lisa Mills has developed the SmartCarbon on line Calculator which has been used by hundreds of companies, of all sizes and sectors, to measure, report and reduce their carbon footprint. Working with ForestCarbon Ltd, Anna-Lisa has established the North East Carbon Partnership initiative, whereby local business can collaborate to calculate and offset emissions via the creation of a new local woodland. More info at this link.
On the 1st May 2019, the UK government became the first in the world to declare a Climate Emergency. In the months and weeks preceding this announcement, we have seen Climate Change make the front pages of the newspapers, the phenomenal, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Greta Thunberg gave her outstanding ‘can you hear me’ speech to UK MPs and her latest climate school strike saw an estimated 1.5 million young people take to the streets globally, in what is thought to be the largest environmental movement ever. The wonderful Sir David Attenborough delivered his most powerful documentary yet BBC Climate Change: The Facts. Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, repeated his warnings to banks and insurers of the financial risks associated with the impacts of climate change and Legal and General announced plans to dump fossil fuel investments.
There is no question that it is time to stop pressing the snooze button – it is now or never! This must be our Decade of Change!