Osbert Lancaster

Realise Earth


Coronavirus. Climate change. Inequality. Ecological collapse. All connected. It's time to build back better, to put the well-being of people and the rest of nature at the very heart of our society.

At Realise Earth we support organisations bring about the change we need through consulting, mentoring, facilitation and training. We work with government and public agencies, NGOs, charities, community groups, universities, trade associations and others, that are:
Either, already working to bring about positive environmental and social change;

Or, now starting to explore how they can step up to the environmental and social challenges facing us all.

  • Our support includes:
    Designing and facilitating conferences, seminars and workshops - online and in person
  • Developing and reviewing strategic plans
  • Programme/project development and implementation
  • Programme/project review and evaluation
  • Organisational change
  • Organisational development
  • Training in facilitation skills
  • Training in models and tools for social change
  • Sustainability leadership retreats (provided by Natural Change)


Clients include:

Adaptation Scotland | Beyond Green | Centre for Hydrology & Ecology | Church of Scotland | City of Edinburgh Council | Climate Outreach | Confor | Coworking Accelerator | Cycling Scotland | Development Trusts Association Scotland | East Ayrshire Council | Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges | Energy Savings Trust | Ecosystem Services Community Scotland | Falkland Centre for Stewardship | Glasgow School of Art | Grassmarket Project | Green Aspirations | Greener Kirkcaldy | Indigo Childcare | Judy Murray Foundation | Keep Scotland Beautiful | Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust | Local Energy Scotland | Methilhill Community Children's Initiative | Neilston Development Trust | NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde | NHS 24 | One World Centre, Dundee | Oxfam | Perth & Kinross Council | Pilton Youth and Community Project | Rowan Alba | Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations | Scottish Environment Protection Agency | Scottish Funding Council | Scottish Government | Scottish Parliament | Scottish Renewables | Sniffer | Stirling University | Sustaining Dunbar | Transition Edinburgh | University of Edinburgh | University of the Highlands and Islands | University of Lancaster | Wellbeing Economy Alliance (Scotland) | Young Scot


Our team holds a range of relevant Masters level qualifications in management, sustainability and leadership.


Osbert Lancaster, founder and director, has worked as a sustainability consultant, facilitator and educator since 2008, building on ten years experience at the Centre for Human Ecology. He led the development of Edinburgh University's MSc in Global Challenges, and served on the grants panel of the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and WWF Scotland's advisory council. Osbert is also a director of Natural Change.

For the rest of the team visit our website.