Patrick Jackson, Founder and Director of Picking

  • Bestselling author of educational materials including Everybody Up and Shine On published by Oxford University Press

  • Creator of environmental storybooks on topics such as over-consumption, litter, over-fishing, and sustainability

  • Beach-clean organiser

  • Campaigner for clean water at Doldrum Bay in Howth, Dublin

  • International speaker and teacher trainer

Mindy O'Brien, VOICE IRELAND (Our Partner in Ireland) 

  • VOICE are Picker Pals partner in Ireland and have adopted Picker Pals for the Dublin pilot scheme (2019-20) where we will be supporting Picker Pals in 40 local schools.

  • VOICE does extensive work within communities to bring about behavioural change that affects the quality of our natural environment

  • Established Ireland's first towards-zero-waste community in Cashel, Co. Tipperary

  • In 2017, VOICE identified the need for households to understand how and what to recycle, conceptualising and developing the Recycling Ambassador Programme (RAP). With significant funding and support from the Department on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment as well as the three waste regions, VOICE brought the knowledge of the new Recycling List to individuals and households in every Irish county

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Claire Johns & Lynn Harley, Burrow National School

  • Claire is the teacher of the Burrow National School 1st Class. They were the very first class in the world to do the Picker Pals during the autumn and spring of 2018-19

  • Lynn is the principal at the Burrow National School. She liked Picker Pals so much, she decided to have a Picker Pack in every single classroom of the school. That's how picker popular the programme was with the kids.