Elma Pollard – CEO
Elma switched on to the precarious future of the planet in 1990, when she crafted her first green column “Nurturing Nature” in the Eikestadnuus newspaper in Stellenbosch coupled with various social/environmental initiatives in the area. She worked in community empowerment and adaptation, followed by corporate and environmental training and coaching.
In 2003 she was asked to do a second green column, this time “Living Green” in the Bolander newspaper, before launching this dedicated green newspaper in December 2008.
Elma now runs the Green Times, trains eco journalists and, time permitting, writes stories – see here.
What can I say about Elma Pollard? Is she an educator, reporter, recycler, a writer, an activist even? She is all of these, and more. What I have admired most since meeting Elma over six years ago is her integrity and conviction as an environmentalist.
Elma is a doer as well as a theorist = a professional in every sense of the word. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She walks the talk. Elma is very thorough in what she does, and will not compromise quality for the sake of quantity.”
– Rodney Leak from Environmental Action and former director of the Fairest Cape Association.
Ruben is a passionate musician from Stellenbosch with a love of animals and the ocean. He has maintained the website and done publishing and graphic design for us since 2010.
Brad Bergh – Accountant
Brad is an accountant with nearly 20 years of senior financial management experience in the SMME business sector.
He is passionate about human transformation and believes ordinary, connected people will be the ones to bring about real change in the world.
He is happy to work on a freelance basis in the Cape Town area for any organisation/business in the environmental industry.
Allen Tshautshau – Writer & Email Admin
Allen has worked in the environmental sector for the past 4 years. This includes several stints as Environmental Control Officer at Marion Island. The near pristine nature of the island stimulated his involvement in environmental awareness through writing. Hence he joined the Green Times’ Write for Earth course.
As a student writer he makes very valuable contributions and helps us manage our massive influx of emails.