Nicola Peel is an award-winning environmentalist and solutionist who speaks passionately about the lessons she has learned from her 20 years working in the Ecuadorian Amazon and her deep connection to the natural world. Combining inspiring stories and practical solutions, Nicola provides a vision of how we can live in harmony with Nature.
Spending 6 months in an isolated lagoon filming the pink river dolphins she then travelled from Ecuador down the Amazon River to Brazil documenting her findings to produce the documentary, Blood of the Amazon.
Since then, Nicola has initiated numerous social and environmental projects in the Amazon and around the world. In England she was the inspiration behind the South East Climate Alliance ( a coalition of over 120 organisations taking climate and ecological action to create thriving communities) As a public speaker she continues to inspire others about what we can do, how we can learn from nature’s intelligence and how taking action not only makes a difference but is great for your mental health.
Nicolas talks are entitled ‘Biomimicry – Nature as Teacher ‘, ‘A Solutionists Work’, ‘This is What Biodiversity Looks Like’ , ‘The Nature of Business’ and ‘How Can One Person Make a Difference?’
She explains some of the incredible solutions and benefits of the cutting edge new science of Biomimicry, and how business can learn from Nature.
Nicolas talks give a glimpse into some of the practical, down to earth projects she has initiated including the use of fungi to remediate oil spills, building rainwater systems for those drinking contaminated water and a fascinating way to clean up a villages rubbish. She initiated and continues to teach an extraordinary method of agroforestry to prevent deforestation in tropical areas.
When Covid hit Nicola was locked down for over 5 months in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, The Los Cedros Reserve in Ecuador, she dedicated a year to the precedent-setting Rights of Nature legal campaign to protect it. Speaking at the Constitutional Court of Ecuador and coordinating a team of economists, she spoke about the valuation of the forest using today’s carbon market.
Nicola is currently a trustee for Rainforest Saver, Contributor with Rebalance Earth, and Creative Director for Sussex Green Living.
Nicola has given key note speeches to entire schools such as the prestigious Christs Hospital and Bedales, spoken for the COP26 Nature team at BEIS (The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), for RIBA ( The Royal Institute of British Architecture) and even Tottenham Hotspurs as well as sitting on numerous panels including the Wellcome Trust and Glastonbury Festival.
If you are interested in learning more than just sustainability and hearing about the solutions not just the problems and being inspired to make a difference then Nicola is the speaker for you.