We’ve rounded up some fantastic judges for The Green Awards. Here’s the rundown.
Having worked on celebrity titles for several years, Style editor and journalist Eleonore Crompton now has her feet firmly planted in the parenting sector, writing for Junior, Childrensalon, The Times and City Kids. Recent projects include producing her own charity newspaper The Mumday Times and co-founding beauty reviews website Panel Beauty. Eleonore is a mother of three and is constantly on the look-out for ways to live a greener family life, from embracing shampoo bars to finding toys that won’t end up in landfill.
Kids’ fashion stylist Yvadney Davis had created her first fashion portfolio by the age of seven. After Camberwell School of Arts, she completed a degree in Fashion at Central Saint Martins and started life in PR, moving into adult fashion styling, writing and consulting. When she became a mum, she discovered the world of kids’ fashion and has since worked with brands such as Reiss, Boden, Meri Meri, Little White Company and Start-Rite. She is also a celebrated artist and her work can be found at yvadney.art.
Kelly Eastwood, aka The London Chatter, is a conscious content creator, sustainable fashion and travel columnist and contributor, and mother to her little boy. Amidst showing strong support to small and ethically minded businesses, her wider work is always in alignment with her advocacy for a safer, more sustainable planet. Raising awareness for both endangered wildlife and marine conservation is of particular focus, and she is an ambassador for both No More Plastic and Local Ocean Conservation.
Victoria founded City Kids in 2014 after 17 years in broadcasting at the BBC, Sky Sports and ESPN. Having never worked in publishing, she produced the first City Kids Magazine for West Londoners highlighting things to do and including fashion, education news and personality-led interviews. Now City Kids reaches parents and grandparents across the capital and beyond with print issues, online e-zines, citykidsmagazine.co.uk and social media. Each Spring, Victoria publishes The Green Issue, focusing on eco-conscious brands and lifestyle switches. The City Kids Green Awards is an extension of this.
Suzanne is part of the team leading Ashden’s schools’ campaign, Let’s Go Zero 2030. She helps to build the movement of change by engaging with local authorities and organisations. She also speaks with schools directly, collecting inspirational stories that have made strides on their path to zero carbon.
Suzanne has a Masters in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy from Kings College University. She has previously worked for an environmental charity with a focus on community engagement, environmental education, and green space consultation.
Sharon has over twenty years’ experience in the digital space and has worked across a broad range of media in TV and Radio including BBC and Sky. She has been the City Kids book columnist for seven years and was previously the Head of Digital at BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. She is passionate about children’s literature, maintaining that all children should see themselves in books.
Lizzie Loves Healthy founder, Lizzie King, is a Nutritional Health Coach, Food Writer, Author of best-selling book: Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food, mother of three and Founder of natural remedies company Lizzie Loves Nature’s Botanicals, now sold nationwide including in Holland & Barrett. Her second book Restore: Ancient Remedies from the Modern Kitchen is being published on May 25th. Her mission is to make healthy food easy and delicious to keep our families well.
Jo Pratt is an award-winning food writer, cook and presenter. She creates inspirational modern recipes, with achievable results and fail-safe recipes for the home cook. She is a best-selling author, with numerous awards under her belt and books translated and sold worldwide. She gained experience working alongside the likes of the late Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and John Torode, previously working on their books, tv shows and live cookery demonstrations.
When she’s not writing books, she’ll be found presenting recipes online, on TV, in magazines, on stage performing live cookery demonstrations and hosting cookery classes at Leith’s Cookery School School, London. Jo’s worked with City Kids for many years and she’s just returned from judging the British Pie Awards. Now it’s time for The Green Awards!
Melanie Sanderson is Managing Editor of The Good Schools Guide.
Since joining in 2013, there is hardly a corner of outer London and the home counties that Melanie has not visited, notepad in hand. She has prolifically reviewed prep, grammar, state and independent day and boarding schools across the area and is well connected with head teachers, registrars and local parents.
An advisor since 2014, Melanie has worked with families tackling international and UK relocations, education planning, troubleshooting and, sometimes, simply providing a calm sounding board.
Melanie knows schools and she, like us, will be looking forward to seeing what schools, nurseries and their pupils are doing to be more sustainable.
Neev Spencer is a broadcaster best known for her multiple award-winning radio shows. She’s one of the UK’s most loved & listened-to broadcast personalities and the first British Asian to cross over into mainstream radio. She’s toured the world as a DJ supporting the likes of David Guetta and Hardwell and she’s no stranger to TV either, often contributing to Sky News, Good Morning Britain or presenting TV shows.
Neev is an ambassador for five charities including The Prince’s Trust and Best Beginnings, has made a film about post-natal depression for Heads Together and most recently completed the Annapurna Trek in Nepal in aid of fighting human trafficking for the charity One Family Global. On Friday and Saturday evenings you’ll find her hosting her Magic FM show, and now, she joins The City Kids Green Awards judges. We’re honoured!
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