Chris Hines

Co-founder and then Director of Surfers Against Sewage from 1990 till 2000. Regarded as “some of the Government’s most sophisticated environmental critics” by the BBC and “Britain’s coolest pressure group.” By the Independent, the SAS helped deliver massive environmental improvements. Chris Hines was then Sustainability Director at the Eden Project for 5 years. He’s given evidence to UK parliament, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, the European Commission, briefed the President of the European Parliament, been a special advisor to the Minister for the Environment and appeared on a wide range of media from BBC World Service to CNN. In 2008 he was awarded an MBE for “services to the environment” in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Plymouth. Now runs A Grain of Sand which aims to deliver positive change:

  • Surfers Path Inaugural Green Wave Award winner.
  • Has given presentations to a wide range of groups from BMW Guggenheim to the Dutch Tax Office, the National Grid and the Global Surf Cities Conference.
  • In April 2014 has been invited onto the BBC’s Sustainability Advisory Group
  • Oh and still gets plenty of surfing in!
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