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Roy Kareem

Roy Kareem is currently the Director of Bright Green Future, an environmental leadership programme for 16-19 year olds based at the Centre for Sustainable Energy in Bristol, that aims to diversify and inspire those choosing careers that make a positive environmental impact.
Job Title
Director of Bright Green Future

He is an alumni of the Black and Green Ambassadors for Bristol programme, the creator of the parklives podcast series, the former host of the Rise Up breakfast show on Ujima FM, a community radio station for Bristol, and a brand new youtuber.

He is a qualified teacher and Forest School Leader and currently serves as a Trustee for the Bristol and Bath Park Foundation as well as being on the board of Bristol City Council's One City Environment Board. He is a trained life coach, with a specific focus on working with young environmental activists from around the world.  

Roy's pathway has traversed a multitude of sectors including: stints as a production coordinator at MTV Networks; a DJ in some swanky London bars; a shark researcher with the Save Our Seas Foundation; and a primary school teacher in Barcelona.  

Roy has been invited to speak at multiple conferences, most recently the UN's COP26 in Glasgow (2021), 1% for the Planet's London Sessions (2022), Blue Ocean Summit (2022), Better Business Summit (2023), Natural History Museum’s Generation Hope (2023).