100 Voices

In 2020 for the first anniversary of London becoming a National Park City, we held a special online event to showcase 100 voices making London greener, healthier and wilder.

A series of quick fire talks from inspirational people taking positive action to inspire us all to re-imagine London as a greener, healthier, wilder city.

The amazing range of speakers we had across all three evenings are listed below. Check them out, follow their links, connect with them on social media. We love a good conversation to create connections and new ideas!

Watch and Listen Now

London is full of millions of people who have ideas and projects to make life better in our city. What if we shared those ideas more and inspired other people to do them too?

We showcased 100 diverse voices, speaking on a wide range of topics and from every corner of our beautiful city. The stories covered gardening, nature photography, walking, cycling, trees, climate change, parks and green spaces, green recovery, local volunteering, storytelling, arts and crafts, fungi, fitness, campaigning, parkour, skateboarding, community action….and many other creative ideas.

Watch many of our speakers now on our YouTube Channel. We’ve created a Playlist of them all.

Tuesday 21st June 2020

On the first day of our 100 Voices from London National Park City we heard from people across the city on subjects including fruit trails and community gardens, sustainable schools and greener choices, street art, cycling, litter, rivers, nature reserves, gardening and much more.

Name Title Organisation (if relevant) Twitter Instagram Website
Ben Smith National Park City Foundation trustee introduction        
Ian Solomon-Kawall LITTER LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE May Project Gardens     https://www.3kmt.co.uk
Mike Priaulx Protecting Our Threatened Urban Biodiversity Islington Swfits Group islingt_swifts    
Divya Hariramani Fruity walks   FruityWalks FruityWalks  
Crista Buznea Greener Choices and Building Back Better in London       www.CristaBuznea.com
Martin Crabbe A New Podcast: Doorways to Sustainable Schools London Sustainable Schools Forum LdnSusSchools doorwayspodcast http://www.londonsustainableschools.org/doorways-podcast.html
Matt Ponting How I made a mini garden   _DoodlingAround doodling.around  
Kate Stockings How lockdown has turned me into a London cyclist   kate_stockings   www.katestockings.com
Mark Kier You can be heard! Wildlife Protection        
Elayne Coakes Wildlife in your garden: the environment and your impact Willesden Green Town Team     WillesdenGreenTown
Chamu Kuppuswamy A National Park City in an International City Peak District National Park Authority – Volunteer Ranger      
Chloe & Alex Fertile Grounds Fertile Grounds   fertilegrounds.art  
Rob Gray Citizen Crane: using citizen science to improve a river Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) friendsrivcrane    
ATM Celebrating Freshwater Life ATMstreetart AtmStreetart atmstreetart  
Miles Attenborough Treasures of Tunnel Gardens        
Vitra Sookoo Sacred spaces        
Trevor Sharman Lammas Community Forest Garden, a space for real life Ealing Transition Initiative ealingtransition   www.ealingtransition.org.uk
Michelle Parkes Littering during lockdown Plogolution plogolution plogolution www.plogolution.com
Astha Johri LOT – London’s Land Bank Royal College of Art      
Sophie Leguil More than Weeds: let’s rewild our streets! More Than Weeds morethanweeds    
Peter Barbalov Ecologic Economies Farrells PeterBarbalov   http://linkedin.com/in/peterbarbalov
Shaira Begum Social and therapeutic gardening in women’s refuges in East London Women’s Environmental Network Shairaecostuff   climatereframe
Sian Moxon Rewilding Your Street: transforming London’s streets through design Rewild My Street rewildmystreet rewildmystreet www.rewildmystreet.org
Elliot Newton ReImagine, ReThink, ReWild London   elliotnewton90    
Ellie Life, but Greener. Greenish   _thegreenish thegreenish.co.uk
John Goldwyn Reimagining our urban centres through guerrilla greening WATG watgdesigns watgdesigns WATGDesigns
London National Park City Rangers What we can do with the power of 54       https://www.nationalparkcity.london/rangers

Wednesday 22nd June 2020

On the second day of our 100 Voices from London National Park City we heard from people across the city on subjects including wildlife photography and gardening networks, personal experiences of our wild city, solar schools, wild swimming, orienteering, digital technologies, fungi, food and forest bathing!

Name Title Organisation (if relevant) Twitter Instagram Website
Eilish Kavanagh National Park City Foundation trustee introduction        
Aude Vuilliomenet GardensofThings – Digital Technologies to help greening London       www.gardensofthings.com
Michael Green Introducing the London Fungus Network London Fungus Network   londonfungusnetwork londonfungusnetwork
Vincent Brown Walworth Community Gardenning Network Walworth Community Garden Netwowrk cgnwalworth   walworthcgn.co.uk
Kelly Clark How Londons national cycle network links our communities and green spaces Sustrans      
Kathleen Hogan Ehrlich Reimagining Butler’s Wharf Riverside Butler’s Wharf Riverside Trust bwriverside butlerswharfriverside butlerswharfriverside
Kabir Kaul, National Park City Ranger My experiences with the Wild Side of London, one year on Not relevant Kaulofthewilduk   www.kaulofthewild.com
Kenneth Greenway Wild Food in the City The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park fothcp iamkengreenway www.fothcp.org    
Katie Mills Forest Bathing in London Forest Bathing London forestandfamily   www.katiemills.co.uk
Sarah Gregory Investing in the future of our communities May Project Gardens arevolutionofourown    
Dee O’Connell How the Lea Valley changed my life The Brokedown Palace / London Waterkeeper ldnwaterkeeper    
Agamemnon Otero Energy Garden: Opening up London train lines to biodivsersity Energy Garden EnergyGardenLDN    
Hugh Chapman Trees with wheels        
Donald Waugh Pavement2Catwalk – nature   Pave2Catwalk   pavement2catwalk.wordpress.com
Vinh-Phuong Orienteering in London: an exciting way to explore green spaces South London Orienteers sloweb   www.slow.org.uk
Zunaira Malik Not your average environmentalist Action for Conservation action4conserv   www.actionforconservation.org
Andy Rolfe Solar schools in London Ealing Transition and Schools’ Energy Coop ealingtransition   https://ealingtransition.org.uk/
Steve Watts Green Wall        
Armina Daescu Walking in London        
Ruxandra Calin Deep diving into green life: little but impactful changes ruxcalin rux.c  
Jasmine Kamal-Pasha Celebrating London’s nature and wildlife through photography   jasminekpasha jasminekpasha www.jasminekamalpasha.com
Oasis Play Stockwell Transforming lives through play and supporting the community through lockdown   oasisplay   oasisplay.org.uk
Joyce Veheary LendAndTend LendAndTend LendAndTend   www.lendandtend.com
Luke Newcombe, National Park City Ranger a mission to make Wood Green, Greener! GrowN22 Duke_Nuke   https://grown22.com/
London National Park City Rangers What we can do with the power of 54       https://www.nationalparkcity.london/rangers

Thursday 23rd June 2020

On the third day of our 100 Voices from London National Park City we heard from people across the city on subjects including cycling, wildflowers, inclusion and communities, blue sky and night sky, edible cities, photography, parkour, litter, art and experiences during lockdown.

Name Title Organisation (if relevant) Twitter Instagram Website
Emily Hamilton National Park City Foundation trustee introduction        
Ian Solomon-Kawall LITTER LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE May Project Gardens     https://www.mayproject.org
Shirley Rodrigues Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy        
Andy Scholes Gipsy Hill Friends of Gipsy Hill OurGipsyHill    
Justine Boussard & Sarah Turner Designing London National Park City – There Project There Project     https://www.thereproject.org
Amanda Jacobs How to protect your local trees       amanda-jacobs-51317918
Momtaz Make your neighbours smile!   TheCraftCafe The_CraftCafe  
Dan Edwardes Urban Movement Parkour Generations   dan_edwardes https://www.facebook.com/danedwarde
Ingrina Shieh, National Park City Ranger What If the outdoors were for EVERYONE: Diversity and inclusion in the outdoors        
Francesco Cagnola LOT – London’s Land Bank Royal College of Art     https://www.rcaservicedesign.com/projects/lot
Andrew Simms Rapid Transition – Lessons from Lockdown Rapid Transition Alliance RapidTransition   https://www.rapidtransition.org
Tim Boden The Oyster Wheel – circumnavigating London on a bike   tb_trekker   oysterwheel.wordpress.com
Sarah Cheesbrough Wild Neighbours: Portraits of London’s Magnificent Creatures Sarah Cheesbrough Photography     www.sarahcheesbrough.com
Izzy, National Park City Ranger lessons from lockdown Action For Conservation action4conserv   actionforconservation.org
Khadijah lessons from lockdown Action For Conservation action4conserv   https://actionforconservation.org
Julie Futcher bluesky happiness a crowd sourced collaboration project #BlueSkyHappiness    
Cath Prisk Making getting outdoors as aspirational as reading to your child at night… Outdoor People outdoorpeeps outdoorpeopleuk www.outdoorpeople.org.uk
Amanda Tuke Are they weeds or wildflowers? Freelance writer and blogger: nature, people, place suburbanwilduk   www.freelancenaturewriter.com
Michael Holland My Garden is a Classroom! Growing Understandings pond_dipper pond_dipper  
Des Garrahan The Lockdown Days Ramblers in London walkngclasshero walking class hero www.walkingclasshero.org
Louise Yates Edible Cities Transition Town Crystal Palace 1louyates    
Abena Poku-Awuah Embedding sustainability into outdoor events        
James Clark Bringing communities together, turning estates green Wilder Communities WilderCommuniti    
dani connor How a baby squirrel inspired the world   daniconnorwild    
Megan Eaves London – A Stargazing City? International Dark-Sky Association megoizzy
Sean McCormack Helping Ealing’s Owls Ealing Wildlife Group wildlifeealing ealingwildlifegroup www.ealingwildlifegroup.com
Donald Waugh Pavement2Catwalk – nature   Pave2Catwalk   https://pavement2catwalk.wordpress.com”
London National Park City Rangers What we can do with the power of 54        



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