CEM has a “core group” of seven people: we introduce ourselves below (in alphabetical order!):
Adam is a southern migrant that now calls Levenshulme home. He’s worked on climate change stuff since finishing uni, but realised in 2019 that wasn’t enough. So he joined CEM to do more work in the community as he thinks changes made locally is just as important, if not more so, as actions by businesses or through international agreements.
Calum is a Manchester born (but not bred) father of two, who tries to combine activism with parenting, photography, cycling, low-input allotment gardening, corporate spreadsheet jockeying and general geekery.
Chloe grew up on reclaimed marshland, near the lowest lying point in the U.K. So she has been thinking about how we have changed the planet for a while. Most recently this has taken the form of CEM, in the city where she now lives, works and walks: Manchester.
Dr Marc Hudson has been freaking out about climate change since 1991, and doing something about it (sort of) since 2006 (well, 2004 if you count that vasectomy). He’s not in the mood for being sentenced to twenty years of boredom for trying to change the system from within. He has coined terms like smugosphere, emotacycle and ego-fodder, all of which get him invited to many parties.
Marion is a musician, music researcher and postgrad based in South Manchester. None of these career paths are particularly related to climate change, but after a moment of epiphany / panic / removing head from sand in early 2019, she realised that she had to involve herself in some form of climate activism for the sake of her own sanity – CEM felt like the best possible fit. She also really dislikes writing bios about herself.
Pooja Kishinani is a politics, philosophy and economics student who is interested in understanding the links between climate change and gender, class and race. When she isn’t freaking out about climate change, you’ll find her running, hiking or gardening.
Robbie is from north of the border but has lived in south Manchester since 2012. Having studied the climate crisis since 2010, worried about it since earlier, and been dismayed for too long, he got involved with CEM in 2020 to help with meaningful local activism.