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.

Alexis is News Editor of Transition Free Press, a new 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; and an MSc in Food Policy from City University, London.

Sarah NichollSarah Nicholl
Head of Projects

Sarah Nicholl is a part-time consultant with cuttingthecarbon. Over the last 15 years, Sarah has worked within the charitable, educational and environmental sectors, most recently at the Gaia Foundation. She is a trustee of the Transition Network.

Sarah was one of the co-founders of Transition Belsize in North London.