May East – Trustee

May East is a Brazilian sustainability educator and designer heading two international organisations: Gaia Education and CIFAL Scotland, and UNITAR Associated Training Center for Northern Europe.  Based at the UN Habitat Best Practice Designation Findhorn Ecovillage since 1992, May is part of a whole generation of sustainability educators delivering training in 23 countries, in different stages of development and in both urban and rural contexts, under the umbrella of Gaia Education. A tireless networker, she has played a prominent role in developing relationships between the UN and the Findhorn Ecovillage, culminating in the launch of CIFAL Findhorn in 2006. She facilitates international think-tanks such as the Club of Budapest World Wisdom Council and has delivered Transition Training since 2008. She is passionate about driving long-term impact for sustainability, has a UNITAR Diploma in Climate Change Diplomacy and is currently advising a series of projects seeking to scale-up low-carbon investment in Brazil.

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