Founder & CEO
Everyone's green journey has to start somewhere and it was no different for Fifty Shades Greener founder & CEO. From the age of 17, Raquel worked in the hospitality industry following her move from her native Spain to Ireland, until 2017 when she decided to take the plunge & start her own business.
“The idea for my business began to form in my head during my time as green manager in Doolin. If I could achieve these results at Hotel Doolin, then surely I could teach others how to begin their green journey, just like I did? That’s how Fifty Shades Greener was born.”
Raquel believes in small wins and going at your own pace, because 'going green' should not make people jump through hoops. It is about understanding the environmentally sound options that are available and applying them in a way that make sense to each individual business. Start small - win big and THEN look at possible investment projects to become even more sustainable.
Patrick has more than 30 year’s international business experience in the Tertiary education and training sectors.
Internationally with City & Guilds Patrick has consulted and managed multiple projects both for the UK and global markets bring expertise in skills gap analysis, strategic planning, and programme development in line with national frameworks.
I came on board with Raquel as her first team member and just before COVID hit! I had worked with Raquel in the hospitality industry prior to this and knew that we both share the same drive to educate this industry amongst others, on the importance of embedding sustainability into our every day lives and actions. I love her no nonsense approach and commitment to transparency at all levels.
I'm a proud member of the FSG team
Communication & Brand Coordinator
I was concerned about Global Warming, all of the information and marketing around sustainability left me feeling confused of how to best take action. I am inspired by the idea of supporting and empowering people (myself included) to change their relationship with our environment and our natural resources. 50SG have a practical and accessible approach to this movement and I am proud to be part of their team!
Head of R&D – ESG and Net Zero
I have experience doing research in sustainability and I had the opportunity to be involved in some ecological organizations working with SDG educational projects. I am thrilled to be joining the 50SG team and to start helping companies measuring their greenhouse gas emissions to improve their environmental impact.
On a personal level, I am trying to follow a sustainable way of life to be consistent with my inner values, enjoying nature and doing daily activism for a greener future,.
Content Creator & Educator
I am a graduate of science from University College Dublin with a first class honors masters degree in sustainable development.
I have admired Fifty Shades Greener's work and Raquel's determination to create a more sustainable world for the past couple of years.
I believe an inclusive environment is needed to tackle climate change across multiple sectors and I education is the key component to achieve a sustainable world.
For many years I have been conscious of my impact on the planet and have taken steps to reduce it. I have always been passionate about sustainability and the environment, so when COVID hit I decided it was the perfect time to turn this personal passion into a professional one. I returned to college and got my master’s degree in environmental management and sustainable energy.
I truly believe that we can all make a difference, and I am delighted to be a part of the FSG team to help spread that message!
I grew up in a sustainable, nature-loving household, and at the time I don't think I realized that not everyone has a compost in their backyard or that paper towels were strictly not allowed. Unsurprisingly, this led me to a master's degree where I specialized in sustainability and biodiversity. I also learned that not everyone is able to have a compost in their backyard, or can avoid buying single-use plastics, or even just have the time and energy to devote to our climate crisis. It is big, and it is scary, but it is all about taking small steps and meeting yourself where you are at!
FSG India Representative
I linked up with Raquel and Fifty Shades Greener because of my passion for the cause and passion in the team - driven by a very clear objective to change the world in the way it thinks about the environment & sustainability.
I am a college professor and practitioner who is passionate about the environment, and believe business has a significant role and responsibility in achieving sustainability. Business leaders need to understand that they can contribute to a better planet while maintaining, and even increasing their profitability. I am excited to be a part of the Fifty Shades Greener team and helping deliver high quality sustainability education programmes.