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David

Saddington

David Saddington is a young British environmentalist and climate change influencer who has revolutionised government policy and sustainable business strategy. From the United Nations to the beaches of Ibiza, David has worked to create game-changing collaborations to tackle climate change.

He has seen the impacts of climate change first-hand, from leading scientific expeditions to melting ice caps to working across Africa to build resilience to extreme weather. David's environmental work started 12 years ago when he was a teenager after he was impacted by flash floods in his hometown in North Yorkshire.

He was chosen by the UK Government to communicate climate change to the public in a landmark media campaign that reached over 3 million and worked with then Prime Minister Tony Blair to get climate change education into UK schools.

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He now works as a sustainability expert to help business 'go green' and is on the board of Nile Rodgers 'We Are Family Foundation' to support young entrepreneurs.

He is a multiple TEDx speaker on climate change and last year he was named as the WWF Earth Hour Hero for his environmental work.

In the past year, he has spoken in Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Nigeria, Hong Kong and Zambia as well as the UK.

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Testimonials

In all my years of working with youth, I've never been more impressed with ones preparation and impact. David took a very loaded topic and creatively spun it in a way you can't NOT care about climate change. His delivery on stage was sheer perfection. Jaws are still dropping around the world. In only 18 minutes, he redefined an issue and brought it to the forefront of everyones life.

- Jess Atkins Teutonico - TEDxTeen Curator

Every once in a while I come across someone who gives me hope. A great gift. Please don't just follow @EnvironmentDave Lead the way he does.

- Glen Murray - Ontario Minister of the Environment & Climate Change

I was delighted about the argument and about the depth into which David explained climate change. Studying glacier evolution helps us to understand climate change and helps in finding possible solutions. David has a mission, and it is a very important one. I'm also sure that with his passion and competence he will be able to attract many young people to better understand climate change and to act with a eco friendly spirit

- Michele Sofisti- CEO Gucci Watches and Jewelry

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