I think smart meters are smart - see my blog which includes a radio interview I did on Radio Oxford. Also recommend Octopus Energy as you electricity supplier Here's £50 credit if you make the switch too

My son Monty has done an energy audit of our home. Looks like we’ll be getting more solar panels and solar thermal too. See my blog on www.juliahailes,com re smart meters. @ Hooke, Dorset . I’m tremendously excited about our new landscaping project. Central idea is wilding. I’m learning what this means in practice. Replacing 'bully' species like nettles & docks with a myriad of other species, including flowers, insects, birds, bees etc


Thinking, Campaigning, Writing, Speaking, Advising, Challenging, Doing, Experimenting & Learning…

With over 30 years in the green sector, it’s exciting to see how sustainability is now part of mainstream thinking – and I’ve played a part in that.

When, I started working with John Elkington in 1986 we wanted to show people the connections with the choices they were making every day and their environmental impact. Our Green Consumer Guide, published in 1988 got this idea off the ground.

Since then, I’ve worked as a sustainability consultant, writer and speaker.My approach is challenging and at times provocative as I’m not interested in just supporting the status quo but aim to be a driver for change.

I’ve been eco-renovating my Dorset home for the past six years. My other top three projects are finding sensible solutions to problems created by our wasteful society, family planning in Africa and sustainability advisor to Loop Innovations.

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