About Us

Bryony Stokes – director

Bryony has worked in Cornwall as a videographer for 10 years specialising in documentary environmental films. She has filmed as an independent film maker for NGOs, charities and other organisations such as Greenpeace, the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Rame Peninsula Beach Care, the Peninsula Trust and Exeter and Falmouth Universities.

Previous to her move to Cornwall she worked for eight years in London for production company Salt Pictures, working as associate producer on projects in Bethlehem, Kenya and London. She then went on to work as Producer Director at CTVC, heading up over 500 short online films to start up Truetube, now a BAFTA-winning free online educational platform producing documentary, drama and animation films aimed at teachers, students and young people.

Bryony has a unique style and ability to film, record sound and edit, and her strengths are telling people’s stories in a natural, honest and intimate way.

Claire Wallerstein – producer

Claire worked for many years as a print and radio reporter, author and as a press officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, in the UK and abroad (Philippines, South America and East Africa).

In 2013, Claire set up Rame Peninsula Beach Care, a successful beach cleaning and marine conservation charity in Cornwall, and she also co-coordinates the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition.

She was a member of the 2018 Sail Against Plastic expedition to Svalbard, studying the impact of plastic pollution, but also experiencing the inescapable evidence of climate change on this fragile region in the remote Arctic.

Claire and her family had to evacuate their home for six weeks in 2014, following the devastating storms that hit the Cornish coast, and which were calculated to have been made 43% more likely due to climate change.

Trustees

Alex Huke

Alex has worked at the interface of environment, science, innovation and business, for 23 years and has diverse experience across a broad variety of 'environmental sectors' including land use planning, conservation, ecosystem services, resource efficiency, renewable energy, climate change, transport, bioeconomy and circular economics.

He is currently Head of Environment and Clean Growth at the University of Exeter.

Outside of work Alex is a director of three organisations and is fortunate enough to enjoy managing his own 4 acre former-paddock, in Cornwall, for the benefit of nature, climate and a little bit of food security.

Cornwall Climate Care is key to Alex's interests, helping to explore and understand why flourishing natural and climate systems are important to all of us and how we can personally help in shifting our trajectory from one of environmental decline to one of environmental growth.

Dawn Bebe

Dawn Bebe is a founder and director of Crowdfunder, having helped set up the business in 2012 in Cornwall and acting as comms director and head of local partnerships, winning an international Bloomberg Cities of Service Award with Crowdfund Plymouth.

Dawn has 25 years senior experience in media and enterprise, making great ideas happen like UK Grazia and Red magazine and heading up titles including Elle, New Woman, Just Seventeen and more!

A journalist by background Dawn has won the UK's top journalism awards including PPA Editor of the Year, British Society of Magazine Editors Editor of the Year, and emap's Editor of the Year. She has also founded her own PR company, Wordfluential.com. During the Cool Britannia years, Dawn was invited by Tony Blair's strategic communications unit to advise on how to talk to women's media at Downing Street. She's still not sure if it worked!

Vanessa Burton

I am an educator and a zoologist, and I have been teaching biology and the environmental sciences for the last 25 years. I graduated from Liverpool University in 1995 with an Hons. degree.  Since then, I have worked in this country and abroad, notably Europe and Africa, where I have been involved with conservation and environmental education.

I believe climate change and its consequences are likely to be the biggest challenge facing mankind in the years to come. I believe in influencing environmental policy at grass roots level and am honoured to be part of Cornwall Climate Care.


Our carbon footprint

As a project to document the facts around climate change in Cornwall, we take our own carbon footprint very seriously and aim to tread as lightly as possible.

We operate in accordance with an environmental policy that covers everything from our transport (which accounts for the bulk of our emissions) and banking to data storage and battery charging.