South West Greenspeaker – Richard Lancaster
Richard is a Greenspeaker based in Nailsea. He is happy to deliver Greenpeace presentations in Bristol and the surrounding area. If you would like to contact Richard, to request he speaks at an upcoming event, then please complete the form below.
I’m a 58 year-old software engineer, married to Rose, with two adult daughters and four grandchildren. I’ve been a member of Greenpeace since the early 1980s, originally joining to support the anti-whaling campaign. I am passionate about whales and agreed with Paul Watson when he said “The truth is that if we cannot save the whales, we will not save ourselves.”
I‘ve been active with Greenpeace local groups campaigning and taking direct action for over 25 years and in 1993 took part in the ‘THORP die-in’ which was the first direct action to involve members of the local networks. Since 2002 I’ve been the South West Region Non-Violent Direct Action trainer running over thirty NVDA training courses all over the UK.
I’m convinced that the biggest challenge we face is Climate Change and recently most of my campaigning efforts have been directed towards stopping oil companies wrecking the planet. I actively promote renewable energy and have invested in a large solar electric array for my home in Nailsea near Bristol.
Away from Greenpeace I am a keen photographer and I play badminton and umpire both hockey and netball.
I love being part of Greenpeace and have many great friends in the local network.
I really enjoy giving illustrated talks to schools, colleges and other groups and believe that it is one way that I can help Greenpeace win hearts and minds to a better way of living.