Hope for the Future was established in 2013 to equip faith communities, local groups and individuals across the UK to raise awareness of climate change. More and more people are taking steps to reduce their own impact on the planet, but we also need the support of our Government to make sure policies are in place to enable everyone to do their bit.
GLYN TURTON, CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Glyn Turton was born and brought up in Sheffield, was educated at the Universities of Oxford and Warwick, and worked for almost forty years in higher education. He retired in 2005 as Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester. From 2005 to 2010 he worked as a freelance consultant for colleges and universities in the UK and China. In recent years, his focus has been on voluntary work for organisations concerned with the environment.
He believes that, while the issue of climate change transcends politics in importance, influencing politicians is the only effective way of taking action to combat it.
mICHAEL BAYLEY, CO-FOUNDER AND TRUSTEE
Michael Bayley is a retired Anglican priest whose concern about climate justice was sharpened when the arrival of two new grandchildren made him ask: 'What will the world be like when they are the same age as me?' While he sees climate change as something which requires a response from us all, he believes that the churches must play their full part in pressing our politicians for decisive action now.
Jemima parker, co-founder and trustee
Jemima works as the Environment Officer for the Dioceses of West Yorkshire and the Dales. She trained and worked as a Geography teacher, having been inspired from a young age by the beauty of God's creation and intrigued by the relationship that we as people have with God's earth. "As a parent I am painfully aware of the inheritance that we are leaving our children. I want to make sure that we bring some Hope for their Future".
Michael hunt, treasurer
Mike is a retired university lecturer in public policy. He has a long standing interest in issues relating to climate change. Mike has been a trustee for over a year and played a key role in achieving charitable status for Hope for the Future.
MARGARET AINGER, TRUSTEE
Retired GP and commissioner of services for children, young people and maternity. Having spent her career focussing on illness, disease and public health concerns, Margaret is developing a focus on the broader aspects of health.
“I am passionate about paying attention to the health and wellbeing of ourselves, our societies, our ecosystems and our planet”.
Chris lowry, trustee
Chris is increasingly concerned about the the future of the planet, and the seeming complacency about climate changes which she feels we can and have influenced. She sees how important it now is to make politicians aware of the wide-ranging short, medium and longer term consequences - for all of us and the planet - if we do not take these changes seriously. Her background has been in the public sector, especially in various areas of education and training.