Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA
Donnachadh is an author, broadcaster and journalist on environmental issues. He is
the founder of the award winning environmental consultancy 3 Acorns Eco-
He was Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats during the two years leading up to the Iraq War and an elected member of its Federal Executive for 7 years. He was a founder and a leader of the “new radicalism” Lib Dem campaign group for six years. During this period he was one of the party’s most successful developers of conference policy proposals.
His home in Camberwell was London’s first carbon negative home. It has solar hot-
Picture by Robert Taylor
He served as a councillor in Southwark during the 1990s, stood as a Parliamentary
candidate in Peckham in 2001, where he came second to Harriet Harman and was elected
to be a European Parliament candidate for London. He was twice short-
Donnachadh resigned from the party after 12 years in 2006 after the Party President Lord Dholakia demanded his resignation from the platform at conference over his efforts to ban Lib Dem Peers from selling his services as lobbyists and threats of legal action from Charles Kennedy over his criticism of the Party Treasurer being a lobbyist for the Cayman Islands.
He is currently not a member of any political party.
Donnachadh was the on-
He is the author of two books “Easy Eco-
Donnachadh has worked with a wide range of organisations to help them green their operations, including Ealing Film Studios, the BBC, Royal Opera House, RNID, City Bridge Trust, MotivAction, RIBA, The British Council, Brunswicks, Novartis and The Body Shop, as well as smaller charities and businesses.
He became a passionate campaigner for environmental action when an accident whilst
dancing with the Royal Opera Ballet led to spending time with the Yanomami Indians
in the middle of Amazon in 1992, where he encountered the destruction of the rainforest