Julia Hailes MBE

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


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.

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  • Haller:   In 2004, I co-founded Haller, a charity promoting sustainable communities in Kenya.   In 2009, the Haller board, including me, went to see how some of the projects started by the organisation, just North of Mombasa, were progressing.   We saw Haller’s agricultural training courses in progress, their medical centre advising on malaria prevention, newly built dams, the environmental education centre and most impressively some communities applying the Haller approach.  We also planted trees to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the organisation – and as a tribute to the founding director, Louise Piper.
  • Green Funeral Exhibition:  When researching The New Green Consumer Guide I found the section on green death particularly caught my attention.  As a result I wrote a few articles on this subject and was subsequently asked to be the key note speaker at the Green Funeral Exhibition.  I try to keep abreast of this issue and have a number of ideas on what I’d like to happen to me when I die.  One approach that I think is particularly intriguing is resomation, which, in short, is a water alternative to the fire of cremation.  But given that this is not yet available in the UK, I’m looking at a shallow burial in an Ecopod coffin.

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