ABOUT US

We work to create a better future for all.

Mission and Vision

We believe in a habitable planet and sustainable development for everyone.

Our Mission is to harness the enviroment to drive the transition to net-zero carbon and improve living standards for everyone affected by climate change.

MEET

Our Team on their mission

Nick is married to his wife Amanda with whom he has two daughters, Ella and Mila along with their Welsh Terrier Koda. Nick is always one for a challenge having completed the Marathon Des Sables, swam from Europe to Asia and is about to take part in the Yukon 1000, the world's longest self supported paddle race over 1,000 miles from Canada through to the last crossing of the Yukon River in Alaska. A sports enthusiast who is always yearning to be in nature be it on a paddle board or on two skis in the mountains. Nick is a passionate Arsenal fan and season ticket holder who one day dreams of being Gunnersauraus.

Nick Spicer Co-Founder

Charlie joined ROC in 2021 to help drive the charity to the next phase of growth, bringing a background in strategy, risk, charity operations and international development. Having spent the first ten years of his career being a 'super polluter’ as a royal navy helicopter pilot and operations manager, Charlie left the navy in 2013 and moved to be a volunteer at a medical charity in Central America. This was the first step in an ongoing relationship with Central America and the Caribbean; over the last decade Charlie has worked in numerous countries in the region leading disaster response, capacity building and international development initiatives at local and national levels.

Charlie Peschardt Executive Director

Andrew, a proud Yorkshireman and die hard Liverpool fan, studied Chemistry at Nottingham University before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC. Andrew spent the next 10 years working overseas in different senior operational audit, risk and finance roles for a London based commodity trade house. Including a secondment to Nicaragua that started his love affair with the country and region. Andrew worked for another 10 years at Director level in the UK, before taking remote working to another level by moving permanently to Nicaragua. Andrew co-founded ROC with Nick and Amanda based on a desire to walk the talk and help make a difference.

Andrew Walsh Co-Founder

Amanda joins as a trustee possessing extensive sales & marketing experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical & renewable energy sectors in both SME & Fortune 500 firms after studying biomedical science, psychology, and chemistry. European (EMEA) Product Management background winning two national marketing campaign awards, Elle & Attitude magazine published photographer, a British Houses of Parliament Entrepreneurial Women delegate & an American Red Cross Disaster Relief Team NYC World Trade Centre case worker. While most of her work has been in healthcare she sees Reduce Our Carbons at the core of a future for her daughters so embraces the opportunity to leave a legacy of sustainability and action in the fight against climate change.

Amanda Spicer Co-Founder

    Our History

    Reduce Our Carbon (ROC) is a UK-based charitable incorporated organisation (CIO). The foundation was established in February 2020 from a deep-rooted desire to do something positive in the name of climate change. We have brought together trustees and volunteers from the UK and Central America that are passionate about taking action to help limit the impact of climate change on future generations.