Movember – John Clarke Hawkshaw

Things are going well with Movember, and we have raised £130 already (and we haven’t even completed the challenge yet!). We know that many people are waiting for the end of the month to donate, making sure that the Carbomoustaches remain until then, but we thought you would like a photographic update. Remember that it is all for a great cause, and you can donate on our team page here!

Photo on 20-11-2014 at 10.50 #2

Todays historical moustache, sporting a handlebar moustache just like some Carbomappers this month, is the civil engineer John Clarke Hawkshaw.

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John was the president of the Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE) between 1902 and 1903, following in his fathers footsteps (who had been the president between 1861 and 1863). This Mancunian engineer was a (very) early advocate of low-carbon energy sources, who promoted the sustainable use of electricity generation technology such as Hydro-Electric Power. Showing that ideas about how we could better live on the planet and interact with natural ecosystems, have been around for more than 100 years!

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