EcoMentor: Sophia Cheng

I will be your imperfect guide as you make the steps towards a less carbon-intensive lifestyle. I’ve immersed myself in this world but I’m not going to pretend I know it all, I’ll be right alongside you on this journey.

Find out a little bit more about me below:

A long time traveller and communicator, I have not been a lifelong activist. Having professionalised my activism, the weight of the problem did not sink in for many years. While slow creeping towards a more ethical lifestyle, I turned towards activism with fervour after reading the UN’s climate report in October 2018.

That report – and letting myself feel it – changed everything. After travelling for 4 years I have returned to the UK to be as useful as I can in the time we’ve got left.

My focus is impact.
I thought about blogging more, starting a podcast or even a Youtube channel. I realised I like working with people in small groups or 121 and I wanted to see impact. I prefer small concrete changes rather than big page view stats.

So I developed this project to help people make an impact in their life. Navigating the climate science, the decision fatigue and information overwhelm about what steps to take. Holding a safe space for difficult topics. And that much needed accountability that moves us from intention to action.

What other people have said


I found the EcoMentor process so helpful! Sophia’s enthusiasm and positivity is contagious. Previously, I had felt overwhelmed and unsure what I could do as an individual to make positive changes with real impact. Through the process I was able to identify and action some tangible steps and it felt really good and empowering to tick those off. Having the support of a mentor to tackle what is sometimes a scary topic really helped to alleviate the fear.


Sophia is like a good friend who helps you understand the complex topics around climate change, sustainability and social justice. She’s lovely, passionate and never patronising. Since being mentored by Sophia I have made big changes to my lifestyle. The best part is that I don’t feel like I’m making any sacrifices, instead, I feel empowered and adventurous.


Working with Sophia opened my eyes to a lot of environmental issues that I was not aware of before. Her brilliant questionnaire alone already steers your awareness to a diverse range of topics. It made me evaluate what I can do (differently) BUT working with her also made very clear that we are facing a structural problem. This doesn’t take the responsibility off our shoulders but it completely shifted my take on environmental activism and I’ll be forever grateful.

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Thank you to an old boss of mine who gave me the idea in a passing comment.

Thank you to the women from the Digital Nomad Girls Inner Circle, particularly Marie-Anne  Chaloupecky, Jennifer Lachs and Monisha Bajaj. I have never encountered such a relentlessly supportive group, who believed I could make something of this, even when I couldn’t.

Thank you to Louise and Maddy for the logo. I love it.

Thirsty for more?

This website is deliberately simple – designed with you in mind. It has the simple objective to support you on your eco journey.

If you’re looking for more musings and debates around the climate and ecological crisis and my own personal trials and tribulations head over to my main website: With Many Roots.

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