Andy Kenworthy writes on health, wellbeing, and global sustainability. He is also a communication consultant for non-government organisations, including WWF and Oxfam. He has worked on global environmental and humanitarian issues in the UK, Angola, South Africa, Switzerland, Colombia, Peru, Vietnam, India, and Borneo. When not working he hangs out with his wife Fiona and son Balin, or takes long runs in the hills.
John Walsh is the communications manager of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. Formerly he was managing editor of a stable of design magazines, including Architecture New Zealand, which he edited for nine years. He is the author of two books on New Zealand residential architecture, New New Zealand Architecture (2007) and Home Work (2010), and is currently working on a third.
Rebecca Barry Hill is an Auckland freelance writer. Previously she was deputy editor at Canvas magazine, a NZ Herald columnist and an entertainment writer at TimeOut. She now writes for a range of publications and websites on anything from the arts to social trends and interior design. She plays the piano but admits to being a bit rusty.
Sam Eichblatt took a backwards approach to journalism, starting in public relations at the Design Council UK, moving to editing a design industry magazine and finally becoming a fully fledged freelance writer in 2005. She now contributes to magazines in Australasia, the UK, Europe and Asia, with a penchant for offbeat reportage and socially responsible design and architecture, and putting her giant 1980s-style Dictaphone under the noses of people whose work she particularly admires. She blogs at sameichblatt.com
Janet Luke is a Landscape Architect with a passion for sustainable living. When she is not teaching courses from her home garden or running her business Green Urban Living.co.nz, she is looking after a menagerie of chickens, ducks, rabbits, bees, a dog, a cat, a one eyed frog, 3 young boys – oh and a husband. Her first book, Green Urban Living is available in September, 2011.
Adam Gifford is an Auckland freelance writer. To sustain his career in the internet age he has multiple specialties including technology, arts and Maori news.
Rebecca Blithe is a journalist for The Aucklander newspaper. Before studying journalism at AUT University in Auckland, she trained as a classical ballet dancer in Christchurch and Melbourne. She has also until recently worked as a style consultant for Trelise Cooper.
Born and bred in Hawkes Bay but now based in Christchurch, Yvonne Lorkin is the beverages editor for Dish Magazine, writes a syndicated weekly newspaper wine column and is a fortnightly guest on “Afternoons with Jim Mora” on Radio NZ National. In addition to being a wine show judge, wine educator and consultant, she’s occasionally called upon as an industry commentator – but only when all the much cleverer wine people aren’t available.
Sophie Barclay is an environmental scientist, environmental educator and online editor for Element. She has a true passion for all aspects of the environment (including healthy, vibrant and culturally diverse human communities) and dreams of being a fish so she can snorkel 24/7.
Bridget Quick is a freelance writer/consultant, and currently the food editor for North and South magazine. Formerly working in the film industry as a researcher, associate producer and director, she also has a lifelong interest in natural health, organics and sustainability. Often found at weekends foraging for wild or organic artisan food, or dreaming of directing a fully funded documentary on secret technologies that can save the earth.
Since taking a summer job at natural beauty company, Aveda, in 2002, Fenella Humphreys has had a growing interest in natural health and beauty. She has a passion for all things sustainable, but is never one to compromise, and believes that the modern woman can find better, more luxurious and effective sustainable alternatives to practically any product.
Clare Emily Raybould runs Accountability Now, a social enterprise that supports business leaders to find the best area of focus for their CSR activities and create shared value through effective partnerships with the non-profit organisations.
Clare has a background in Facilities Management; managing sustainability and social responsibility. In 2008 she won a UK National Award for her achievements in this field – The PFM Young FM Manager of the Year Award. Following this she spent time in Brazil, volunteering at an Atlantic Rainforest Research centre investigating solutions to deforestation and visiting businesses and communities in vastly diverse areas, researching different approaches to social responsibility. Recently she has worked on the sustainability strategy for Auckland Council.
Johann Bernhardt, as director of Bernhardt Architecture, has designed sustainable residential architecture for many years. He also manages the Auckland office of the Building Biology and Ecology Institute (BBE), which researches, compiles and disseminates information on healthy and environmentally friendly living and building. Johann has contributed to numerous publications and is the editor of the only comprehensive book on sustainable urban development, building and architecture focused on New Zealand, called ‘A deeper shade of Green’ (2008).