Julia Hailes MBE

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

About me

 I’m a campaigning consultant, a writer, a speaker, a green entrepreneur and an opinion former. In 1987, I co-founded SustainAbility , an environmental consultancy and think tank, with John Elkington . Since then I’ve written or co-written nine books, including the million selling Green Consumer Guide.

I write regularly for magazines and newspapers, sit on the board of a number of organisations and my most long-standing clients include Marks & Spencer and Procter & Gamble . In 2002, I co-founded an African charity, Haller. In 1992 I got an UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievement and in 1999 an MBE.

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

News & Updates

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 – … Continue reading

Speaking at Ashridge (jun12)

Ashridge Business School – www.ashridge.co.uk booked me over a year ago to come and talk to their MsC students, who are taking a 2 year masters in ‘sustainability’ and ‘responsibility’.  http://www.ashridge.org.uk/website/content.nsf/wDEG/MSc+in+Sustainability+and+Responsibility?opendocument   What a stunning place – a magnificent building with … Continue reading

Project Dirt Judging

Timberland Earthkeepers Grant – http://projectdirt.com/profiles/blogs/timberland-earthkeepers-grant-launch-2012 – are providing grants to grassroots community projects.   Set up by Project Dirt – www.projectdirt.com – it is the third year that I’ve been on the judging panel.   Deadline for submissions is 1st July … Continue reading



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