who we are

Alexis RowellAlexis Rowell

Alexis's first career was as a BBC journalist from 1989 to 1998, mostly reporting on the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After completing an MBA, he then worked in business development for media technology companies until his concern about climate change led him to set up cuttingthecarbon.

From 2006 to 2010 he was a councillor in the London Borough of Camden and Chair of the council's all-party Sustainability Task Force. In February 2010, Alexis won "Sustainability Councillor of the Year" at the national LGIU Councillor Awards. Later that year, he wrote a book about his experiences called Communities, councils and carbon - what we can do if governments won't.

From 2012 to 2014 Alexis was News Editor and Managing Director of Transition Free Press, a quarterly newspaper produced by the Transition movement


Alexis has post-graduate diplomas in journalism from the Centre for Journalism Studies in Cardiff and the Centre de Formation des Journalistes in Paris; an MBA from INSEAD business school in France; an MSc in Food Policy from City University, London; and an MSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex.