Media & Talks

Examples of media exposure and what I can offer

Media and Talks

"It was wonderful, powerful, thorough", Calvin Schwartz on my presentation during COP26 on the solutions to climate change to the National Library of Scotland.  Watch on You tube

I am available for in-person or zoom conferences, podcasts and interviews - on my journey to be an author, the causes of climate change, nature rewilding and the solutions to climate change.  My presentations use my own photographs from Scotland and overseas.  Drawing upon my experience, I can adjust to a business, community group or general media audience.

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A short letter to world leaders attending COP26 –The Glasgow Agreement – “I want COP26 to be the turning point, the tipping point for governments, businesses and citizens”.  I want COP26 to be the tipping point....,published in the Courier.

Featured in newspapers - the Daily Record on my motivations to write Carbon Choices and a summary of the key themes.  Also the Perthshire Advertiser and The Courier.   A "must read", Philip Rodney writing in The Times (Scotland), or on-line business section (subscribers only).  An opinion piece in the Scotsman - how we can harnass the way society tackled smoking to tackle climate change.

Probably my best podcast is with Impact Radio USA - discussing the '4 elephants in the room', wildfires, covid, the circular economy and the solutions to climate change.

You can watch me discussing Carbon Choices with American TV talk show host Doug Parsons from Cimpatico Studios.  John D Burns, Scottish Mountaineer, interviewed me on his 'Outside in' podcast discussing my book, agriculture and Scotland.  A 5 minute video on why I wrote Carbon Choices - and what business can do to tackle climate change.  For a good 9 minute summary of my book and my message, listen to the War on Climate Change podcast.  Or watch a 30 minute youtube podcast where I discuss the solutions to climate change on 'Conversations with Calvin: We the Species'.

The Royal Scottish Geographical Society published my blog providing a comprehensive summary of the book with photographs, and please read the Team Geography GeogChat blog to see why the book is ideal for geography teachers and their pupils.  An interview by The Curious Geographer about climate change, rewilding and what schools can do - for geography teachers and pupils.

A short interview on my motivations to write about climate change, by book blogger Aakanksha Jain from India.

An interview with the John Muir Trust on climate change and nature.  An article in Revitalization magazine on how we can restore our world through regenerative agriculture and rewilding. A similar blog on Pawprint on agriculture and rewilding.

A short blog on how communities can tackle our climate and nature crises and a more in-depth blog published by Scottish Communities Climate Action Network.  A blog on community energy investments published by Abundance.  And for families, listen to Jed Doherty's podcast from Boston, USA - Reading With Your Kids on my ideas of how to communicate climate change with children.

I presented to an international group of sustainability business leaders at KPMG and published a blog with ESGmark (environment, social and governance) on what business can do to enhance their environmental credentials.  Pawprint Eco interviewed me on youtube on the role of business in tackling climate change.

An article in Water Briefing about water footprints, energy and fast fashion; and how climate and nature impacts the water utilities in the Institute of Water magazine.  My article published in Water Science Policy on fast fashion, water and climate change.

A feature in Sustain Europe (autumn/winter 2020) on how the tourism sector can reduce their carbon impact.

Aimed at teachers, if you have a spare 45 minutes you can watch a recording of my presentation on youtube to the South Yorkshire Schools Climate Conference.  Also my blog published in the Times Education Supplement (TES) on what teachers can do to tackle climate change.

Many other external blogs including:

Recent highlights

  • Presented on my book to National Library for Scotland - now on You tube

  • speaker at Scottish Association of Geography Teachers conference

  • Rotary District conference
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Callander Climate week - panellist
Please also look at my blogs on my website: how to heat our homes; climate optimism; insulation; rewilding; tax; invasive species; electric vehicles; the role of communities and more.