Julia Hailes MBE


" I wear many hats, but they're all green."

Writing and Media

I don’t often describe myself as a journalist but I do sometimes write for magazines and newspapers. I was a regular contributor to the Telegraph for a couple of years – and had my blog published with them online, as well as the serialisation of one of my books – The New Green Consumer Guide. More recently, I’ve written a number of articles for the Financial Times.

I’m definitely not a TV presenter but a long time ago I presented a mini series entitled Green Matters on the Richard & Judy Morning Show. And I have been on numerous TV and radio programmes being interviewed about various things from packaging to plastic bags, recycling to xx, food to freezing, cleaning to clothes – and even a recent interview on wearing vests!

I could describe myself as a blogger because I write one as often as I can – but it’s never often enough. I always have blog ideas in the pipeline but I don’t always have time to write and post them. And I should definitely admit to being a Twitterer – I started in 2011 and sometimes tweet quite a lot.

I also write books:

Books

  • Which? on plastic bags (Aug12)

      I've done a lot of speaking and writing about plastic bags!  I've even written a poem on the subject, for one speech I made.  Which? asked me to give them an expert view for an article in entitled 'Plastic bags at breaking point'...

  • FT Article - It's Not Easy Being Green (Apr12)

    My article on eco-renovation was published in the House & Home section of the FT on 21st April, 2012.   It's explains how I set about greening my London flat - and the challenges I faced, despite being an eco-expert...

  • Writing for the Financial Times (Apr12)

    I’ve started writing for FT House & Home. My first article, co-written with Fiona Harvey in March 2011 was about Feed in Tariffs – click here for a link...

  • Vanessa Feltz show – BBC radio London (2011-2012)

    Having been on the programme in 2011 talking about plastic bags, I was asked back to talk about vests.  The show had seen a comment I’d made in the Daily Express about how difficult it was to get children to wear vests – but that this was preferable to turning up the heating...

  • Radio 2 - Jeremy Vine show

    Click here to listen to the fierce debate about food waste and the merits of ‘slop bins’ or garbage pages as I prefer to call them.   I’m being challenged by a chap who didn’t impress me much with with his views on food waste, recycling and climate change...

E for Good

In 2011, I set up E For Good, with Melinda Watson .We’re campaigning to reduce the amount of electrical waste (e-waste) as well as setting up systems to increase repair, reuse and efficient recycling. This is the focus of my work in 2012.

Hot Topics

Baby Business Campaigning Carrier bags Cleaning Communications Communities Consumers Detergents Disposables E-waste Eco-renovation Education Energy Food Government Green building Household M&S Media Nappies P&G Packaging Plastic bags Plastics Recycling Schools Supermarkets Sustainability Waste

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Which? on plastic bags (Aug12)

 


I’ve done a lot of speaking and writing about plastic bags!  I’ve even written a poem on the subject, for one speech I made.  Which? asked me to give them an expert view for an article in entitled ‘Plastic bags at breaking point.   As well as being interviewed on the topic, I wrote a short piece which included an action list for supermarkets to:

1.  Encourage customers to bring their own bags and reuse them as much as possible

2.  Promote recycling of all polyethylene film, along with carrier bags

3.  Close the loop and make carrier bags from recycled plastic


FT Article – It’s Not Easy Being Green (Apr12)

My article on eco-renovation was published in the House & Home section of the FT on 21st April, 2012.  It’s explains how I set about greening my London flat – and the challenges I faced, despite being an eco-expert.    Click here to read it.

 


Writing for the Financial Times (Apr12)

I’ve started writing for FT House & Home. My first article, co-written with Fiona Harvey in March 2011 was about Feed in Tariffs – click here for a link.

The second piece, published in June 2011 was ‘Eco-technologies at home – Electric Green

And the most recent article published on Saturday 21st April 2012, was about eco-renovating my London flat It’s Not Easy Being Green’


Vanessa Feltz show – BBC radio London (2011-2012)

Having been on the programme in 2011 talking about plastic bags, I was asked back to talk about vests.  The show had seen a comment I’d made in the Daily Express about how difficult it was to get children to wear vests – but that this was preferable to turning up the heating.


Radio 2 – Jeremy Vine show

Click here to listen to the fierce debate about food waste and the merits of ‘slop bins’ or garbage pages as I prefer to call them.  I’m being challenged by a chap who didn’t impress me much with with his views on food waste, recycling and climate change.


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