Nominees for the Carbon Co-op Board of Directors at 2020 AGM

Name and bio
Jonathan Atkinson
With a background in environmental science and investigative research, Jonathan is one of the co-founders of Carbon Co-op. He has over 10 years experience of working with householders to help them to understand and overcome the key barriers to commissioning and carrying out domestic retrofit works.
Matt Fawcett
Matt has been involved in Carbon Co-op since its inception and works on energy monitoring and smart home technology.
Dr. Lloyd Hamilton 
I have a background in research and applied science, most notably in biological and biochemical sciences and my day job involves reducing environmental impact on skin and hair. Since 2017 we have been renovating our home utilising some assistance with contacts and information from Carbon Coop. We have addressed fabric and are incorporating smart tech with a future eye on renewables. I have experience in translating concepts to products with project management and problem-solving experience. Happy to share my limited knowledge and skills with others making the journey. 
Michael Hemingway
Works in the climate change field for a local authority; he has a professional background in housing and a particular interest in housing strategy, affordable warmth and adapting to climate change. He supports the Carbon Co-op model, working with like-minded people at grass roots level to bring about change. With the help of the Carbon Co-op his family have been retrofitted their home as one of the Community Green Deal Pioneers.
Ivana Jakubkova
I work as the Outreach Officer for St Nicks, York’s centre for nature and green living. I’ve organised a series of York Open Eco Homes events and it was Carbon Co-op’s workshop for organisers of similar events that gave me an impressive introduction to the co-op a few years ago. Also an active member of York Community Energy, I’ve become more and more aware of the need for large-scale deep retrofitting (and not just of my own house). I’ve joined the Carbon Co-op’s board in order to learn more about its highly successful, people-centred model so that we can attempt something similar in York. In return I will do anything I can to support the co-op and its staff in the great work they do.
Chris Jones
I am the Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. Tyndall Manchester has been a leading group on doing policy relevant research on climate change for 20 years, particularly on issues around decarbonising energy, carbon budgets and resilience. My background is on environmental assessment of energy systems and I also sit on the Zero Carbon Advisory Group for the Manchester Climate Change Agency.  
Rob Jones
I am a long-term resident of Rusholme, Manchester with an abiding interest in the environment and two rapidly growing girls. We fully retrofitted our house in 2014 with extensive support from Carbon Coop. Since then we’ve seen reductions of c40% in both gas and electricity. Not bad for a busy family home where nobody likes to be chilly! We’re committed to continually improving on this, and have subsequently sought to improve our house’s performance further as well as getting rid of our car.
By day I work in public finance – auditing and advising a variety of public sector bodies. I bring financial skills to the Carbon Coop committee, along with an understanding of public policy and governance. I am by no means an expert in energy systems or activism but I enjoying learning and helping where I can to make the Coop as effective as it can be.
Dr. Ann Kolodziejski
My background is in ecology and environmental management. I’ve been interested in environmental matters for many years and that has led me to become involved in groups with social and environmental aims. One of the most significant influences on my way of thinking has been permaculture design. Some energy saving measures have been done in my house but there are still significant works that need to be completed in order to achieve a comfortable and energy efficient home.
Sian Richards
I joined Carbon Co-op early in 2014 as I am keen to make my home more comfortable, cheaper to run, at the same time as reducing my carbon footprint. I’m a retired software engineer; a cappella choir singer; involved in several community led housing groups and occasional weekend walker. I’ve been conscious of my carbon contribution for a long time, and have learnt a lot from Carbon Co-op training courses, talks and social events. After several years of monitoring, I’ve made several changes, including some triple glazed bay windows and internal insulation, and am currently planning more improvements to my home.
Eddie Sheehy
I have lived in Eccles for over 30 years and now in a house that is 260 years old. The environment and sustainability have been longstanding concerns for me for many, many years and I have supported ‘green’ initiatives for all of that time. My home was retrofitted in 2014 with the scheme fully planed and delivered by the Carbon Coop. The planned reductions of at least 40% in energy consumption has been achieved and by passed and I now have an energy consumption of about 40% of my previous levels. This has ensured that my carbon footprint has fallen significantly as well. My home is now draught free and much more energy efficient than it used to be. 
I worked as a lecturer in education in Manchester and was also a Councillor in Salford for 15 years. In that time, I have helped set up a number of groups and many are working on environmental and community projects to this day. Over the last few years I have devoted time to helping set up carbon reduction and solar energy schemes in my local area. I like to think that I have shopped responsibly for years and buy from co-ops whenever I can. 
Carla Smith
A support worker in primary education, I love my role and feel strongly about the future for our children – the choices we make for them and our impacts upon the world we leave to them.A wife and mother of two grown up daughters, we moved house in 2018 and I made a promise to reduce our carbon footprint in our new home! Joining the Carbon Coop at the 2019 AGM, I jumped at the chance to be a volunteer observer member of the board. We have learned so much about retrofit since and quickly developed ideas for our home – just completed is our first DIY insulation project.I’m particularly interested in affordable retrofit, as well as avoiding plastics and utilising natural fibre products. Carbon Coop has been a huge inspiration to me in all things Carbon Drawdown and I look forward to continuing to support the community in any way I can.
Peter Livesey – Treasurer
Matt Sanderson
Matt is currently working towards his PhD as a post-graduate researcher in the Power Networks group at the University of Manchester. His particular fields of study include community engagement and associated processes, data sharing and co-production, and the landscape impacts of power infrastructure.

Prior to his return to academia, Matt worked for over 20 years as a hydrographic surveyor, survey manager, and project manager, mainly in the oil and gas sector, but also in subsea telecommunications, ports and infrastructure, and mapping for safe navigation.

Matt and his family live in SW Cumbria. They are slowly working towards a carbon-neutral (or better) home, though at this stage most investment has been around energy systems and an electric car.