Laura Baldwin

Laura Baldwin

Olympic Sailor and Environmental Protector

British Olympic sailor and two-times Olympic sailing coach with the Australian and Hungarian Teams.

Laura studied Biology at The University of Southampton and took A-levels in Biology, Chemistry and Geography.

Now focused on protecting her son’s future and all life on Earth from climate catastrophe and ecological collapse.

Community: founder of a group called Portland 4 the Planet through which Laura lead on planting 3000 trees, established a community allotment, organised an eco fair, gave talks and hosted People’s Assemblies.

Local politics: Laura is a member of the Portland Town Council Climate Emergency Working Group. Focused on decarbonising, protecting and restoring nature.

Sport: a member of the World Olympians Association Environment Committee and Champions For Earth which educates, mentors and supports athletes, inspiring them to use their platforms to help educate and champion positive change.

Sport LOCAL for life, is Laura’s latest campaign designed to call sport to use its power of positive influence to champion humanity through the transition to a sustainable future, in balance with nature. Calling for a pause to pollution whilst awaiting solutions and shift focus to boosting local sport whilst decarbonising and restoring nature.

Politics: Laura is a member of the Green Party of England and Wales Executive Campaigns Committee and the England and Wales rep on the Global Greens Climate Emergency working group.

Activism: often on the frontlines of direct action group, Extinction Rebellion. Laura is a spokesperson for the group and attended G7 and COP26 in 2021. She blocked Fawley Oil Refinery onboard the pink boat with Etienne Stott three days before COP26, an action that galvanised global media coverage. The pair then blocked a Shell Oil Tanker in central London earlier this year to draw attention to XR’s immediate demand of no new fossil fuel licenses, investments or subsidies.


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