I am founding director of EcoLabs and have also recently finished an AHRC funded PhD at the University of Brighton titled 'The Visual Communication of Ecological Literacy: Designing, Learning and Emergent Ecological Perception'. This PhD is actually quite readable so it you are interested in the environment and learning, have a look at the first chapter posted here.
EcoLabs is a not for profit graphic design research lab and studio engaged in the visual communication of complex problems. We create resources, projects and programs that nurture ecological literacy and agency in response to environmental challenges. EcoLabs has worked since 2006 advocating ecological literacy in the design industry, higher education and environmental communication.
I am a graphic designer by trade and continue to take on design projects. There are many free visual resources and papers available on at: www.eco-labs.org.
I am also an activist involved with multiple environmental and social justice campaigns. Presently I am supporting Occupy Design UK, the Squash Campaign and starting a new project on biodiversity.