Re-connecting with our world

Talks, workshops, courses and poetry that address the greatest challenges of our age: Global heating and environmental collapse. Individually designed for:

Our modern, technology dependent lives have alienated us from the world that is our only home and life support. We have abused it, taken it for granted, used the oceans and atmosphere as if they were infinite sewers, greedily exploited wildlife and natural resources…  

And we are now facing the consequences.

Never having intended to become an adventurer, still less a poet, Edward has circumnavigated the globe and climbed Himalayan peaks; experiences which gave him a powerful and visceral connection with our planet. 

The combination of sailing across oceans and observing shrinking glaciers co-inciding with the births of his grandsons, transformed him into a green activist.

It is those experiences that he would like to share with you in talks and workshops tailored to the specific needs of your school, church or organization at a time and place to suit you.


Facing our Environmental Emergencies

Talks and workshops to develop your understanding of the environmental crises we face and to formulate your responses.

Articles and Press Releases

Articles written for the local press in Uttlesford and for St Mary’s Parish Church Saffron Walden as part of the Eco Church project

Poetry of Adventure

The Oceans - Poems written during the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

The Mountains - Poemswritten on the Choquequirao Inca trail in Peru 2007 

Poetry of Love and Loss

Poems written from 2007

Essays on Leadership

What can leaders in our schools learn from ocean yacht racing skippers? Sport simplifies life: there are clear and simple goals, a ‘level playing field’ and an equal challenge for all participants, but it can provide wonderful metaphors that shed light on the complexities and confusions of leadership in ‘the real world’.

Twenty essays, written during the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, cover everything from The Loneliness of Leadership and Leading from the Front, to Team Building and Managing  your   Negativity.

School Leadership

Leadership, consultancy and management courses which build skills and confidence in the most challenging aspects of school leadership for all senior and middle managers.

What can I do?

Tips and advice on what we can each do to lower our carbon footprint and preserve the environment for future generations. Small things and bigger things…



I don’t charge any fee for my environmental talks and workshops. I would encourage you however to donate to a sustainability charity such as: