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Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations - and how to improve them – in nature rather than in lecture theatres. In 2006, she cycled from Texas to Alaska along the spine of the Rockies exploring climate change. Her book about this journey, The Carbon Cycle; Crossing the Great Divide, was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Festival Adventure Travel Award, 2012. Other ‘adventure plus’ journeys include the Gyre to Gaia ocean plastic pollution sailing voyage with Pangaea Exploration. Kate has recently returned from The Life Cycle, from Colombia to Cape Horn by bamboo bike, exploring biodiversity: what it is, why it matters and what can be done to protect it.