The Team

Jenny Foster, Co-Founder and Project Lead

Jenny Foster has 12 years’ experience in international development and campaigning, as Bristol and South West Fairtrade Co-ordinator and Regional manager at the Leprosy Mission.

Jenny is a qualified social worker and managed Housing and Community Care teams in London and South Gloucestershire. She has also worked in theatre-in-education, working with schools on environmental and social justice issues.


Mark Jacobs, Creative Lead

Mark is an environmental scientist, documentary maker and educator. He was Executive Producer and Project Lead at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol and then for BBC Learning and Interactive. He developed the ‘Digital Cities’ initiative and the Communicate Conference for the BBC Academy. He has directed many documentaries and created immersive and interactive installations for which he won a BAFTA.

Working with David Attenborough he produced an award winning interactive film on evolution for the Natural History Museum, London.

Manu Maunganidze, Education and Community Engagement

As a teacher for 10 years, Manu has engaged with hundreds of children and families to raise awareness of sustainability issues, coordinating events and activities through schools to raise awareness and drive action.

He set up and runs Nature Youth Connection & Education, providing ecological education for marginalised young people in Bristol.

Manu is a Director of Bristol Green Capital Partnership, focusing on engaging young people and other diverse communities with nature and the environment.

Alix Hughes, Co-Founder and Trustee

Alix Hughes has been working in international relations for over 25 years including developing Bristol’s seven twin city relationships. Currently part of the City Council international team, he speaks several languages and is a qualified youth and community worker.

Alix has led Fairtrade educational projects, art installations on social justice issues and international peace visits.