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Stefan looks after the detergent refills project. His background is in youth and community development with a focus on outdoor and environmental learning. He has worked in business enterprise, local government, for national charities and currently leads a not-for -profit association of adventure travel providers. He studied the ‘One Planet MBA’ at Exeter University and has a keen interest in photography though would like to spend more time on that and his paddle-board.
Tammy has lived in Clifton for the last 11 years with her husband and two children. By day she advisors and supports local businesses on the journey towards greater sustainability. Tammy has a passion for the natural world and volunteers as DEN’s biodiversity lead. She is working with a fantastic group of fellow nature lovers to bring about opportunities for the community to learn about wildlife and to enhance local green spaces. The aim is to make the parish an even better place to live for both people and wildlife.
Nick Smith, who has lived in the village for 12 years, is a founder member of DEN. His first environmental interest was expressed by participation in the building of a (short lived) compost heap at the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth. Being descended from three generations of coal purveyors he feels a need to atone for the sins of his forebears.
Memorable environmental moment: seeing the walruses fall off the rocky cliffs to their deaths in a David Attenborough film because the ice they normally lived on was not there.
Fiona has lived in Deddington for 12 years with her husband, three children and several animals. As a former teacher she believes, like Nelson Mandela, that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” She currently wears the Communications Hat for DEN, with the wonderful and much-needed help of some marketing experts
Katherine moved to Clifton two years ago and is interested in the intersection of conservation and community engagement. By day, they support the CAG Oxfordshire network, a growing community of more than 100 groups across the county all pushing for community led social change through climate action and social justice initiatives. They love exploring the footpaths of rural England with their family having most recently lived in the more urban landscape of Washington, DC.