Lizzie Carr (MBE), aka Lizzie Outside, is an environmental activist, adventurer, author and Founder of Planet Patrol. She 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.
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, plotting more than 3000 photos of plastic waste she encountered, earning her international recognition from both media and the general public for her efforts.
In July 2017 Lizzie launched Planet Patrol (formally known as Plastic 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 475,832 examples of litter in 83 countries globall, also logging these through crowdsourcing on the interactive Planet Patrol app.
Lizzie started works 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 where Defra policy initiatives align with her own core values and passions.
Lizzie was also the recipient of ‘Points of Light’ award at Downing Street, 2020. As well as this, Lizzie received the “Inspiration of the Year” Award at the Stylist Magazine Awards.
On 5th October 2020, Lizzie welcomed her baby girl River to the world and following an Eco-parenting lifestyle, Lizzie explores raising River whilst keeping sustainability in the forefront of her mind.
From a one woman environmental crusade from a paddle board to a global community supported by the passionate and dedicated team, in Lizzie March 2022 Lizzie was awarded an MBE for her environmental work.
Lizzie’s podcast ‘Earthshakers’ is set to relaunch this year and aims to help people to feel equipped and empowered to make a positive difference in the world.
Lizzie has also worked with a variety of brands who share her passion for sustainability including Evian, Simple, E.ON, Ecco and Too Good To Go.