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Simon Gear
Simon Gear
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Category:
Speaker, MC
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Author,Climate change,Conservationist,Environmental issues,Facilitator,MC,motivation,Presenter,Professional Speaker,South Africa,TV & Radio,Writer
Profile:
Simon is a broadcaster and environmental scientist with two decades of experience. He has presented live TV or radio just about every day since November 1999 and has appeared on all of South Africa’s domestic television channels, many of the local radio stations (including
being the daily science and weather correspondent for Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk). He has also appeared on several international stations like the BBC and CCTV.
 
He is the bestselling author of Going Green (Penguin, 2008) and has contributed to a wide range of magazines, textbooks and website blogs. He has also lectured extensively on South African Environmental Impact Assessments, Air Quality and climate change to business schools, universities and industry bodies.

As a public speaker he has MC’ed most of South Africa’s top sustainability awards and has been a keynote speaker for a wide range of corporates, NGOs and social groups.

Simon has a passion for science and the environment and is able to bring his love of these subjects alive for his audiences with his personal brand of humour and his relaxed style. He has the advantage, unique on the professional public speaking circuit, of combining an impeccable speaker’s pedigree with a strong background in technical fields, such as:
- South Africa’s energy mix
- climate change
- environmental management
- air quality
- bird and animal conservation
- science communication
- personal green behaviour
- aviation safety
- environmental and climate risk
- and, of course, the weather (and so much more!)
Simon is a broadcaster and environmental scientist with two decades of experience. He has presented live TV or radio just about every day since November 1999 and has appeared on all of South Africa’s domestic television channels, many of the local radio stations (including
being the daily science and weather correspondent for Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk). He has also appeared on several international stations like the BBC and CCTV.
Synopsis:
PRESENTATION CONTENT by Simon Gear

Simon has been much in demand for the annual functions of technical disciplines like engineers and actuaries. He has MCed a number of companies’ launches of their sustainability initiatives, including Eskom, Scania and Nedbank.

Keynotes can be ordered bespoke, but the following tried and tested presentations are also available...

Green washing vs Green change
Is there such a thing as a sustainable middle class lifestyle?
Can a business be both focused on profits and sustainably green?
Can you spot the environmental heroes from the greenwashing wannabes?
Can we make money off the end of the world as we know it?
It’s worth a try.
 
Going ‘til it’s gone – our real response to environmental change
The days of cheap energy are over. We face a future that will be absolute constrained by our gradually dwindling resources.
Do we have the foresight and common sense to do something about it? Probably not, but it should be a fascinating journey, nevertheless.

Happy city, greener world
When we design cities for people instead of cars, strange and interesting things happen. Can we save the world by putting ourselves first? It can only work better than the current plan of destroying it to make ourselves miserable.

Going Green
Based on his best selling book of the same name, Simon takes a fun romp through ways to make your life happier, healthier and cheaper. Oh yes, turns out if you do that, you save the world too.
 
Fit, fast and fabulous at forty
I can no longer fit into the pants I got married in. If I let go of them for an instant, they fall to my knees. A year ago, I was a plodding middle-aged ex-athlete. Then, with a combination of common sense, some tiny changes in lifestyle and a few words of wisdom from Tim Noakes, I turned my life around. I am fitter, thinner and happier than I was at 21. Now if they’ll find a cure for baldness…
PRESENTATION CONTENT by Simon Gear

Simon has been much in demand for the annual functions of technical disciplines like engi
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