Adrian Beckingham has worked in enviromental education since the 1980’s. In 1987 he won the Newcastle Herald English Prize for attaining first place in the study of English Literaure at Newcastle University, Australia.
His roles have included being National co-ordinator of Greenpeace Australia’s Membership Response Unit. This role put him at the cutting edge of the fragile inter-relationships between the Earth and it’s inhabitants and the need for urgent action to counter the culture of enviromental destruction. He’s also worked for Greenpeace in the USA.
Adrian has worked closely with indigenous peoples around the world and their representatives. He has also studied indigenous cultures at degree level. He was one of the first people to begin using storytelling to address contemporary issues in modern society. He uses traditional stories of indigenous peoples to focus on sustainable use of earth’s resources and community living.
Adrian has recieved many international storytelling commisions for his work, amoung these being sponsors such as ‘The Common Wealth Institute‘, ‘The Millenium Commision‘, ‘English Heritage” and the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award.’