Julia Hailes MBE


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

Projects

  • Haller news (Sep12)

    Rene Haller was in London for the September board meeting.   After the board meeting we visited British Airways who have made Haller one of their favourite charities - with on-board films and other sponsorship activities...

  • Supermarket refrigeration - Chilling Facts IV now out (Feb12)

    It's the fourth year of the Chilling Facts campaign, which I helped conceive.   Run by the Environmental Investigation Agency's (EIA's), the initiative aims to reduce the climate change impacts of supermarket refrigeration...

  • Haller raises £15k through The Funding Network evening

    It started with bubbles and canapés and culminated with the London Gay Men's Chorus, who were all dressed in black and looked a bit scary, until they opened their mouths!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Funding Network was held at Mansion House.  Haller was one of five charities selected to make a presentation - it focused on small-scale ideas for urban slum gardens...

  • Skydiving to raise money for Haller (Summer 2012)

    Not me!  My son is planning a sky dive to support Haller.   He will be free falling at 130 miles per hour from 10,000 feet...

  • London Eco-flat near Portobello rd for rent (Apr12)

    The flat is super energy-efficient, having reduced the carbon footprint by at least 59%, and it’s available to rent. Eco-features include bamboo and cork flooring, a kitchen worktop made from recycled glass bottles, a master switch for electrics, LED lighting throughout, a dedicated drying room for laundry, a home office space and a state of the art, touch screen information system...

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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Haller news (Sep12)

Rene Haller was in London for the September board meeting.  After the board meeting we visited British Airways who have made Haller one of their favourite charities – with on-board films and other sponsorship activities.  They were very enthusiastic about what Rene had to say.  The visit coincided with Louise Piper stepping down as the Director of Haller (but staying as a Trustee).  She is being replaced by Kevin Sloan, who has worked for many years in the British Diplomatic Service.   The other significant Haller development is a much needed revamp of the website – it’s now worth looking at!  It was designed by Green Chameleon in Bristol, who also did the E for Good website


Women in Action (Sep12)

Melinda Watson and I travelled to Corby, not knowing what to expect for the Women in Action event, organised by Planet Aid.  We arrived to music and a fashion show – promoting recycled clothes.  Melinda was the first to take the platform.  She talked about the illegal export of e-waste and its impact on developing countries – and explained how E for Good was campaigning on the issue.  I then talked about the work of Haller in land restoration and promoting sustainable communities.


Supermarket refrigeration – Chilling Facts IV now out (Feb12)

It’s the fourth year of the Chilling Facts campaign, which I helped conceive.  Run by the Environmental Investigation Agency’s (EIA’s), the initiative aims to reduce the climate change impacts of supermarket refrigeration. We’re encouraging them to move away from HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) to more climate-friendly alternatives.  This year’s, results from UK retailers have shown a 44% increase in the number of stores using climate-friendly technology since last year’s report.  And we’ve started looking at European retailers too. Click here for pdf copy of the report and here’s a summary.


Haller raises £15k through The Funding Network evening

It started with bubbles and canapés and culminated with the London Gay Men’s Chorus, who were all dressed in black and looked a bit scary, until they opened their mouths!  The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Funding Network was held at Mansion House.  Haller was one of five charities selected to make a presentation – it focused on small-scale ideas for urban slum gardens.  Presented by one of our Trustees, Jonathan Ford from Pearlfisher, we managed to raise the most from the auction style donations – around £15k after Gift Aid was taken into account.


Skydiving to raise money for Haller (Summer 2012)

Not me!  My son is planning a sky dive to support Haller.   He will be free falling at 130 miles per hour from 10,000 feet.  I’m glad it’s not me.   Haller is a charity that I co-founded – it supports sustainable communities in Africa, with programmes in water, farming, education, health, alternative energy and nano-enterprise.   And it has just launched an up-dated website, so it’s well worth a look.

If you’d like to support Connor, please click here for his Just Giving Page.   Thank you in advance.


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