Simon Gear

Meteorologist

Simon Gear doesn't just talk about the weather. He uses his opportunity as the nation's weatherman to advocate for environmental issues at every chance he gets. Earlier this year, Gear published Going Green: 365 Ways to Save the World � a list of daily tips that's helping South Africans live a little greener every day. He also started up SDG consulting, which provides expert input on a wide range of environmental and development projects. Gear has been producing weather bulletins for the SABC since 1999 and he is now senior broadcasting meteorologist. He also works as the environmental correspondent for Primedia and provides daily weather bulletins. He has appeared as the commercial face for the Food and Trees for Africa's climate change campaign. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Nuno's, Melville, Johannesburg