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Dr Kate Rawles

Kate is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our most urgent environmental issues. Her most recent ‘adventure plus’ journey The Life Cycle focused on biodiversity loss and involved cycling the length of South America on a bamboo bike she built herself. A former university lecturer, she now works fully freelance as a writer, campaigner and outdoor philosopher. Her research interests include the relationship between animal welfare and sustainability, and her book The Carbon Cycle; Crossing the Great Divide (Two Ravens Press, 2012; Rocky Mountain Books, 2013; Word Power, 2016) was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Festival Adventure Travel Book Award. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She is on Twitter and Instagram as @CarbonCycleKate and her website is www.outdoorphilosophy.co.uk