Christos Vrettos

Chris Vrettos is a Master’s student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and an intern at the environmental consultancy Metabolic. He holds a B.Sc. in Biodiversity and Conservation from University College London. Vrettos co-founded The Climate Collective online platform in 2016, and is one of the founding members of the first virtual net-metering solar energy community in Athens, Greece. He has joined multiple research teams as an assistant conducting fieldwork in the United Kingdom, the Aegean islands, the Peruvian Amazon and the Galapagos islands. He has volunteered with a range of humanitarian and environmental organisations, such as the Alzheimer’s society, Greenpeace, food-waste organisations, and a mobile refugee library and social spaces in Athens aimed at refugee integration. He is particularly interested in how art and activism can be employed to create or bolster systemic socio-environmental change. For the past year he has contributed to multiple publications, such as LiFO, Athens Voice, Pressenza and UCL Kinesis, mostly writing and investigating pressing socioenvironmental justice issues.