Greg Howell

Greg Howell

Queensland, Australia 

SEA Board Member, Event Sustainability Services

Greg Howell has been a dedicated environmental advocate since he began surfing. He grew up surfing Victoria’s coastline in the early 70’s and moved to the Gold Coast in the 1992 lured by the warmer water.

In 1989, he attended his first No Nukes Rally and has been a passionate environmental campaigner ever since.

Greg worked as executive director of Surfrider Foundation Australia, an organisation founded to care for the nation’s waves and beaches; he has kick started a range of local and national environmental educational programs; and has devoted time to a myriad of other environmental causes, organisations and events.

In 2008, inspired by the simple changes he believed event organisers could make to minimise the impact of events on the environment, he founded Climate Wave Enterprises, eco-logical event solutions and joined Sustainable Event Alliance in 2011.

He is currently working to promote the practices of sustainable event management, green supply chains and cutting edge events’ knowledge that is available to event organisers around Australia.

In 2013 Greg & Surfrider Foundation launched their inaugural Eco Challenge events which will be developed on the Sunshine & Gold Coasts to eventually be rolled out around Australia.