Julia Hailes MBE

Sustainability Pioneer


1989 Video of Julia Hailes on BBC Nine O’Clock News launching ‘Green Shopping Day”.

Green Shopping Day was organised by Julia Hailes and John Elkington from SustainAbility, to launch their second green consumer book – The Green Consumer’s Supermarket Shopping Guide. At the time there was some controversy about the idea of encouraging people to buy products with less environmental impact, rather than simply reducing consumption. This video from […]

Julia Hailes talking about organic produce (1989 Approx)

Organic produce was quite a niche market in the 1980s. I remember talking to a group of enthusiasts about getting it into the supermarkets and they were decidedly unenthusiastic about the idea. There was quite a purist approach and they didn’t want it to become too commercialised. I couldn’t disagree more. There may be some […]

TV Clips compilation of Julia Hailes talking about waste and packaging – 1988-1990.

Recycling was probably the most popular green consumer issue because people could really understand what they could do. Quite often it was the only environmental thing they were prepared to do! Here I’m talking about recycled loo paper, overloaded landfill sites, saving energy, recycled materials, Mcdonalds cartons, egg boxes etc… “As we fill more and […]