Lizzie is an Environmental Activist and adventurer who has dedicated herself to exploring the globe on paddle boarding adventures, whilst using her journeys to capture important data to highlight and educate on environmental issues affecting our planet. She has also recently become a first-time Mother to baby girl River and is looking forward to sharing her eco-parenting lifestyle.
In May 2016, Lizzie became the first person in history to paddle board the length of England’s waterways, solo and unsupported. She completed the 400-mile journey in 22 days, posting more than 3000 photos of plastic waste that she encountered, gaining international recognition for her efforts. In July 2017, Lizzie launched Planet Patrol, a nationwide non-profit to rid waterways of plastic pollution through a combination of community engagement and disruptive technology. To date, Lizzie and her army of volunteers have removed more than 190 tonne bags of plastic from the UK waterways.
Most recently, Lizzie started working with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to co-create social media content designed to drive public awareness around environment issues. Lizzie was also the recipient of ‘Points of Light’ award at Downing Street, 2020. She received the ‘Inspiration of the Year’ Award at the Stylist Magazine Awards, and in August of this year, launched her Podcast series ‘Earthshakers’. Lizzie has worked with a variety of brands who share her passion for sustainability including Evian, Ren Skincare, Ecco and The North Face.