As Director of the Global Environments Network (GEN), Nessie Reid is responsible for envisioning the future of GEN and maintaining a dynamic and productive network. She is a Spiritual Ecologist with a focus on agroecology, food sovereignty, health and food values within both the UK and abroad. Nessie has worked in Indonesia, India, Japan and within Europe on local and Indigenous communities’ rights to land for growing food, as well as the preservation of traditional artistic and cultural practices. She is a trained group facilitator and the creator of The Milking Parlour: an ongoing artistic discourse and set of performances exploring our human relationship to food and agriculture’s impact on biodiversity and climate change.
Nessie is an Associate Fellow of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and is also Managing Editor for Biodiversity – a Journal of Life on Earth.