Sky News interviews me on e-waste (Jan24)

Are you concerned about e-waste? If not you should be! Over half a billion small [...]

In conversation with Isabella Tree (Nov23)!!

The Electric Palace in Bridport was packed. The Bridport Literary Festival or Bridlit had managed to get [...]

Why do scything & wilding go hand in hand (oct23)

Our scything day was joyous. Watching the scythers sweep through the grass was a totally [...]

Wilding Weekend Video (Sep23)

Watch the video of our Wilding Weekend, held in June 2023 - including interviews of [...]

Our Wilding Weekend Was Wonderful! (Jun23)

It was tremendously exciting to get such positive feedback from visitors to our Wilding Weekend [...]

Come to Cafe Bridge in Bridport, West Dorset on Sunday 19th November, 2023

Bridport Cafe Bridge 2023 was a great success with 116 players participating. We are planning [...]

COME TO OUR WILDING WEEKEND ON 17TH & 18TH OF JUNE 2023

During the weekend there will be guided tours, talks, exhibitors and stalls with information and [...]

Dorset Life interviews me! (Jun23)

I loved being described as ‘probably the most effective person you’ve never heard of’! I [...]

No Fence Farming in Romania (May23)

We cycled for over 100 miles and didn’t go through a gate.  The Transylvanian landscape [...]

In conversation with Isabella Tree (Nov23)!!

The Electric Palace in Bridport was packed. The Bridport Literary Festival or Bridlit had managed to get [...]

Why do scything & wilding go hand in hand (oct23)

Our scything day was joyous. Watching the scythers sweep through the grass was a totally [...]

Wilding Weekend Video (Sep23)

Watch the video of our Wilding Weekend, held in June 2023 - including interviews of [...]

Our Wilding Weekend Was Wonderful! (Jun23)

It was tremendously exciting to get such positive feedback from visitors to our Wilding Weekend [...]

Come to Cafe Bridge in Bridport, West Dorset on Sunday 19th November, 2023

Bridport Cafe Bridge 2023 was a great success with 116 players participating. We are planning [...]

COME TO OUR WILDING WEEKEND ON 17TH & 18TH OF JUNE 2023

During the weekend there will be guided tours, talks, exhibitors and stalls with information and [...]

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Dorset Life interviews me! (Jun23)

I loved being described as ‘probably the most effective person you’ve never heard of’! I [...]

No Fence Farming in Romania (May23)

We cycled for over 100 miles and didn’t go through a gate.  The Transylvanian landscape [...]

We’re going to the Big One – Friday 21st April 2023

The invitation is for everybody to Unite to Survive at ‘The Big One’ – a four-day action [...]

Sheep are like locusts (Apr23)

A flock of sheep will eat pretty well everything in their path – wildflowers, buds, [...]

Our Wilding Weekend in June 2023 (Mar Update)

On 17th and 18th June 2023, my husband Jamie Macdonald and I will be hosting [...]

Come and Listen to me talk about wilding – on 29th March 2023

I’m going to be speaking about Wilding at Slader’s Yard, West Bay (near Bridport) on [...]

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Rubbish In Indonesia (Mar23)

It felt like Armageddon.  We went on a ‘nature bike ride’, but the trip highlights [...]

INSPIRATIONAL HOTELS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb23)

We weren’t far from Singapore, but it was another world.  Two tropical Indonesian islands to [...]

Wild about Wilding (Jan23)

We organised the very first Wilding Weekend in June 2022, at our home in West [...]

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Second Wilding Weekend in June 2023 (Jan23)

Come to our next Wilding Weekend on 17th and 18th June 2023. We’ll be opening [...]

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My Mother was the first person in the UK to be buried in a mycelium coffin (Nov22)

When I tell people about my mother’s coffin, the most common response is ‘what’s mycelium?’.  [...]

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Our new Environment Minister is a disaster (Nov22)

I couldn’t believe it when I saw this video of Thérèse Coffey, the new Secretary [...]

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Swimming in sewage (Aug22)

I was very surprised to be told by the Environment Agency that no-one should be [...]

Welcome to our Wilding Weekend (Jun22)

Find out more about what’s happening at our Wilding Weekend. How it started, who is [...]

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Menus for the Wilding Weekend (Jun22)

Refreshments and cakes all day – we’re serving homemade iced nettle tea, elderflower cordial, delicious [...]

Wild about Knepp (May22)

My trip to Knepp was a revelation.  For those who do not know this 3500-acre [...]

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Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea (Apr22)

It felt magical. We walked through the thick tangled forest and yet only meters away [...]

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Pura Vida Costa Rica (Apr22)

Having successfully navigated a rapid as we rafted away from Pacuare Lodge in Central Costa [...]

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Dale Vince trounces Nigel Farage in debate about renewables (Mar22)

If you want to understand why investing in renewables makes sense listen to this. Nigel [...]

Woohoo – A barn owl has nested in our box! (Feb22)

I can’t believe it. We put up the barn owl box in an old ash [...]

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The Rubbish Project is hiring! (Jan22)

Brilliant opportunity for an entrepreneurial commercial director to work with circular economy pioneers. Click here [...]

Let’s stop needing printers (Dec21)

The biggest problem with printers is that they’re not made to last. Good Business has [...]

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Help! An Insect Apocalypse is happening right now… (Dec21)

The frightening thing is that we may not be aware of how devastating the decline [...]

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Cop26 The Time to Act is Now (Nov21)

Al Gore was forthright. He said that at the Paris COP in 2015, the key [...]

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Insects are on the menu and they’re better for the planet (Nov21)

Let’s start with pet food.  If you want to feed your dog insects – and [...]

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Laughing gas in hospitals & dental practices should be banned (Oct21)

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas has a global warming impact that is about [...]

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My Manifesto for COP26 and beyond(Oct21)

I’m delighted that Cop26 is getting a lot of attention.  I think it’s great that [...]

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Eco-anxiety is disempowering (Oct21)

Schools should do more a lot more to prevent eco-anxiety from becoming the biggest mental [...]

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Was I a green yuppy? (Aug21)

Thirty two years ago – September 1989 – the Telegraph feature title was ‘Saving the [...]

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Rewild schools before it’s too late (Jul21)

Rewild the world before it’s too late!  I’m supporting Operation Future Hope in their mission [...]

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Frogs, toads and newts (Jun21)

I’ve just sent my first recording of toads and newts to the Amphibian & Reptile [...]

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Significant life-changing benefits from family planning – CHASE Africa (May21)

CHASE Africa’s Impact Report has some really moving stories about how lives have been improved [...]

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My Green Life (May21)

When I was a baby my brother painted me green.. Perhaps a sign of what [...]

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Net zero is not good enough or soon enough! (May21)

I consider myself to be a pragmatic environmentalist – with realistic aspirations. But I find [...]

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Why is our MP not supporting the Dorset National Park? (May21)

Why hasn’t Chris Loder, Dorset MP, talked to the Dorset National Park supporters? Chris Loder [...]

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Peat in compost is environmental vandalism (Mar21)

That’s what Monty Don says and I agree. But it’s incredibly common. UK gardeners are [...]

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Right to Repair is good – my E-waste poem in the style of Dr Seuss (Mar21)

I wrote a slightly different version of this poem in 2012 when I was campaigning [...]

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Clover Hogan is a Force of Nature (Mar21)

If you haven’t come across Clover, have a look at her most recent Ted Talk [...]

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I’ve learnt to love moles (Feb21)

My mother was very keen on mole traps, following a tradition that apparently started in [...]

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Is the EU’s Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive better for the environment (Feb21)

No.  I don’t think it is – at least not all of it. Mid 2021 the [...]

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Too many boardrooms are climate incompetent (Feb21)

Very interested to see this FT article lamenting the lack of directors with expertise in [...]

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Farmers Must STOP Killing Earth (Dec20)

Why are most rivers brown or red? A soupy earthy colour.  It’s because they are [...]

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BEING FRIENDLY TO BARN OWLS (Dec20)

I’m learning about owls.  My interest has been propelled by the regular nightly call of [...]

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ECOPOD COFFINS ARE NOT QUITE DEAD (Dec20)

But pretty nearly.  What a pity. These beautiful paper mâché, seed-shaped coffins are gorgeous.  They’re [...]

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TV Clips of Julia Hailes – Green Consumer Compilation from 1988/1989/1990 (posted Nov20)

Many people will be surprised to know how much interest there was about green consumerism [...]

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Scorched earth in Sicily (Oct20)

What a beautiful time of year to come to this island perched on Italy’s toe.  [...]

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Wilding week 2 (Jul20)

The diggers are in their element The water meadow is now looking pretty earthy with [...]

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Wilding has started… (Jul20)

Yesterday, the diggers and dumpers arrived, along with the wonderful Andrew George and his fellow [...]

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ANIMALS TURN HUMAN…(May20)

A role reversal. Imagine humans behaved like animals and vice versa. What would we think [...]

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How Covid-19 is Changing the world (Apr20)

The Covid Crisis is sowing the seeds of division - young vs old, local vs [...]

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COVID 19 MAY BE THE BOILING FROG WE NEED (MAR20)

I remember referring to the boiling frogs analogy in speeches about 20 years ago.  Some [...]

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Simply switching from plastics to other materials could actually increase carbon emissions. (Mar20)

This is the conclusion of a new report from the Green Alliance: Fixing the System [...]

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Turning the Big Yellow green

I’ve just been appointed a board member of FTSE 250 company The Big Yellow Self [...]

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Getting beds (Sep19)

I received an email last week giving me some shocking information about the number of [...]

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SMART METERS ARE SMART (Sep19)

My son, Monty, has worked out how we can save over £2,000 per annum on [...]

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Going wild in Dorset (Sep19)

I’m tremendously excited about our new landscaping project… The central idea is wilding and I’m [...]

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McDonalds are wrong to switch to paper straws (Aug19)

I can’t count the number of times when I’ve said I don’t want a straw [...]

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Frightening floor paint may be greener than I thought…(Jul19)

I tried to order 10 litre pots, but was told that 5 litres would be [...]

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Butterflies love this meadow

A wonderful place near me. It’s full of wild flowers. Butterflies and bees love it. [...]

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Webinar speaking about plastics coming up – 2jul19

Organised by Positive Luxury, this webinar will be at 3pm on 2nd July. I’ll talking [...]

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I love electric bikes (Jun19)

Sailing through the countryside. Exploring hidden routes. Getting some much needed exercise…  It’s wonderful.   [...]

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Positive Luxury Awards Feature about me (May19)

Here’s an interview I did for Positive Luxury Awards. Their tweet: As a newly appointed [...]

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Speaking at Lyme Regis fossil festival (May19)

I had to walk right round the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis before finding the [...]

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I’m feeding my dog insects! (Apr19)

The brilliant thing about this is that it’s better for the planet – and apparently [...]

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Let’s hope Catholic bishops become extinct in Kenya (Feb19)

I can’t believe the latest nonsense from the Catholic Church in Kenya.  Bishop Kariuki is asking Christians [...]

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Getting better at a ‘Green’ Christmas (Dec18)

Christmas decorations at home – including reindeer made from recycled bolts and springs and motorbike [...]

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Watching ‘Blue’ made people angry (Dec18)

It was difficult to decide which part of the film made me more angry.  High [...]

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Blue Planet effect is reducing litter?

A man in the audience for one of my speeches on plastic came up with [...]

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Converting people to Sodastream (Nov18)

Many of us remember having a Sodastream in our childhood.  Then it seemed to disappear [...]

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War on Waste – Not just plastics (Oct18)

I’ve now done multiple speeches about plastics and waste.  The more I do, the more [...]

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Sealed Air Conference in Paris (Sep18)

“Your speech was very well received by the audience and you definitely challenged us to [...]

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Speaking on Plastics at Trill Farm (SEP18)

“A quick but very heartfelt thank you for giving Trill such a good talk last [...]

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Packaging & Organic Event – Soil Association(Sep18)

  “Thank you so much for coming today to the packaging and organic event and [...]

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I’ve bought an eco-duvet (aug18)

It comes from the Fine Bedding Company. It is made of 100% post-consumer waste.

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Moshi Moshi support sustainable fishing (Jun18)

I first came across Moshi Moshi over a decade ago. A Japanese restaurant run by [...]

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Tessa Tennant started ethical investment… (Jun18)

Last night I went to a celebration for Tessa Tennant’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  It was [...]

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Plastics-free everywhere (Jun18)

The plastic-free phenomenon is everywhere… I was walking between meetings in Soho and came across [...]

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How good is my re-usable bamboo cup? (Jun18)

I’ve found a re-usable cup I really like.  It’s made from bamboo, is quite colourful [...]

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Future of Food Ethics (Jun18)

It’s eight years ago since I stepped down from the Food Ethics Council, but I [...]

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Speaking on Plastics – (May18)

The town hall in Bridport was full with an expectant crowd. Organised by the Transition [...]

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Battle of the Quooker – hot water tap (May18)

Most people complain that their husband / male partner, doesn’t help enough with the washing [...]

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Ideas for greener tourism in Myanmar [Relevant to other countries too] (Apr18)

There are over 3,000 temples in Bagan…​ Aureum Palace Hotel in Bagan claimed that 99% [...]

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A lot of rubbish is talked about plastics… (Jan18)

The phone was ringing, the dog was barking and the builder was wanting my attention [...]

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Will Bitcoin destroy the planet? (Dec17)

The energy impacts of mining Bitcoin spiral even more than its stock price Wow. The [...]

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I Love Bjarke Ingels (Dec17)

Not literally, of course – I’ve never met him!  But, I have seen a documentary [...]

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The olive oil industry survives the cruise ships in Montenegro… (May17)

They are humungous. The cruise ships in Kotor were like vast beasts completely dwarfing the [...]

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Tesla is flying (Apr17)

  The ‘flying’ Tesla Model X I showed my mother a photo of ‘Tess’ – [...]

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Tesla arrives on April’s Fools Day – Teething Problems (Apr17)

She’s called Tess…  And she arrived today.  Glistening, blue and beautiful.  I’ve never been so [...]

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Behind the Scenes in Paradise (Feb17)

I’m hoping that my eco-footprint, on our luxury holiday staying at the Six Senses Hotel, [...]

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Was our luxury holiday good or bad for the environment? (Feb17)

  A friend of mine argues that the impact of long-distance flying to exotic locations [...]

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Congestion charge exemption for hybrids is nonsensical (Jan17)

We bought a hybrid Volvo XC90 a few months ago.  It was a mistake. On [...]

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Christmas cringe over disposable baking tray (Dec16)

 Sometimes you hear something on the radio which makes you cringe.  Just before Christmas this [...]

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The Shocking thing about helium balloons (Nov16)

    Filln’away – essentially means fill the balloons and chuck the whole gas canister [...]

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Speech disaster to Bathroom Manufacturers… (Oct16)

My speech went down the plug hole! I spent ages preparing my speech.  Had an [...]

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My Blog Returns Again… (Oct16)

  My blog life has been rather quiet for a long time.  There may be [...]

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Shipping needs to be greener…(Aug16)

When I was in Hong Kong, I was horrified by the smog shrouding the city. [...]

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Venice is sinking (Mar16)

It felt apocalyptic.  Exceptional flood levels. Sandbags.  Elevated planks to walk along. St Mark’s Square [...]

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I’ve made friends with my heating controls (Mar13)

I’ve often been asked for top tips in greening your home.  One of my best [...]

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My LED Lighting Saga (Mar13)

Remember the joke about how many men are needed to change a light bulb. The [...]

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Raw Foundation Making Waves about Waste (Jan13)

I was rather impressed by the Environment Agencies initiatives to reduce waste – as relayed [...]

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E-Waste Poem – with help from Dr Seuss (Dec12)

I’ve always been a fan of Dr Seuss’s books.  Green Eggs and Ham, Hortense the Elephant and The [...]

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10 tonnes of e-waste an hour at SWEEEP (Dec12)

The huge grabber hand plunged into the pile of e-waste waiting below. You could see [...]

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Meeting Giraffe (Nov12)

80% of all product related environmental impacts happen at the design phase. That’s key to [...]

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Speaking in Istanbul (Oct12)

My second speaking engagement in Istanbul.  I was invited to speak at Green Business Turkey [...]

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Second Nature Advisory Board (Oct12)

I sit on the Advisory board of Second Nature – their mission is making sustainability [...]

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Biomimicry – sustainable solutions (Sept12)

I’m a great fan of Michael Pawlyn – from Exploration Architecture.  I love his ideas [...]

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Haller news (Sept12)

Rene Haller was in London for the September board meeting.  After the board meeting we [...]

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Women in Action (Sep12)

Melinda Watson and I travelled to Corby, not knowing what to expect for the Women [...]

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Which? on plastic bags (Aug12)

  I’ve done a lot of speaking and writing about plastic bags!  I’ve even written [...]

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Haller raises £15k through The Funding Network evening (Jul12)

It started with bubbles and canapés and culminated with the London Gay Men’s Chorus, who [...]

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Skydiving to raise money for Haller (Jun12)

Not me!  My son is planning a sky dive to support Haller.   He will [...]

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Project Dirt Judging (Jun12)

Timberland Earthkeepers Grant are providing grants to grassroots community projects.   Set up by Project [...]

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Moved house – and have limited access to broadband (Jun12)

I’ve just moved house – just over the border from Somerset to Dorset.  Loads of [...]

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Speaking at Ashridge (jun12)

Ashridge Business School –  booked me to come and talk to their MsC students, who [...]

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How efficient are energy efficiency schemes? (Jun12)

   I wrote this article in June 2012 but am only posting it on my [...]

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Washing up tips with Fairy (May12)

Procter & Gamble (P&G), manufacturers of Fairy liquid, asked me to write some consumer advice [...]

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Eco-flat rented! (May12)

My eco-rented flat near Portobello Rd has been rented.  See FT article, I wrote about [...]

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I co-founded SustainAbility – and it’s 25! (Apr12)

John Elkington has posted a blog about why we started SustainAbility.  It describes us meeting [...]

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FT Article written on Eco-renovating London flat (Apr12)

My article on eco-renovation was published in the House & Home section of the FT [...]

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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 [...]

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My eco-renovated flat is available for rent (Apr12)

Eco-renovated flat – Main room – Jan12   I bought my flat, near Portobello Road, [...]

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Vanessa Feltz show – BBC radio London 2011-2012 (Apr12)

Having been on the programme in 2011 talking about plastic bags, I was asked back [...]

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BBC world service – Greening Christmas (Dec11)

My top tips for less waste at Christmas included planning menus carefully to reduce food [...]

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Mad copper fiasco in IT (Nov11)

Copper now sells for somewhere between £4000 a tonne and £5000 a tonne depending on [...]

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Why aren’t restaurants more sustainable? (Oct11)

Bluefin tuna is one of the most endangered species on the planet but it’s still [...]

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Nappy recycling makes sense! (Oct11)

Bronwen Jameson and Paul Richardson from Knowaste   The smell wasn’t very noticeable until I [...]

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Inspiring E-Waste Company Leads on Re-use (Sept11)

Sean Feeney from EnvironCom standing on fridge foam bits    Washing machines being tested I’m [...]

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E bikes are brilliant (Sept11)

We’ve had great fun with our E-bikes.  I’ve been lent a couple for the Summer [...]

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We need more computer re-use (Aug11)

We travelled up to Arnos Grove – an area of London I’d never been to [...]

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Walking into Slovenia (Jul11)

We walked over the mountains from Italy into Slovenia.   At the top the view was [...]

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Haller in the Horn of Africa (Jul11)

I got a very encouraging email this week.   It was from Louise Piper, director of [...]

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National Trust – Forever for Everyone Sustainable Business Workshop (Jul11)

What a brilliant slogan – Forever For Everyone.   I was one of two outside speakers at [...]

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Interface Carpets – Tomorrow’s Natural Business (Jul11)

Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface Carpets radically changed his approach to business in 1994, after reading The Ecology [...]

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Writing for the Financial Times (Jun12)

I’ve started writing for FT House & Home. My first article, co-written with Fiona Harvey in [...]

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Newcastle University MBA Sustainability Challenge (Jun11)

Procter & Gamble recommended me for the inaugural public lecture at Newcastle University’s Sustainable Business [...]

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Baby care products (Jun11)

I first got involved in the debate about disposable nappies vs re-usables in the early [...]

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Eco-technologies at Home – Electric Green (Jun11)

This is a draft of article written for the FT – an edited edition was [...]

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Green Mobile Company Lives and Dies – C Mobile (Jun11)

C Mobile promised a greener approach to using your mobile phone.  Their idea was to give [...]

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EDF Energy – Somerset Green Schools (Jun11)

There were five finalists in ¶EDF’s Somerset Green Schools Challenge.  And prize money of £15,000 [...]

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Project Dirt – Timberland Earthkeepers Competition (Jun11)

It’s the second year of the Timberland Earthkeepers competition for community projects – and I’ve [...]

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Futerra Sustainability Communications (Jun11)

I went to give a presentation to the team at Futerra.   It made me reflect on [...]

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Laser Vision (Dec10)

It’s brilliant – I’m over the moon!  I now have 20:20 vision again.  I had [...]

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Buying a second-hand green car….(Dec10)

My Audi A3 was a bit battered but I loved it. I particularly liked the [...]

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Eco-driving by Fiat (Dec10)

If everyone in Europe was an eco-driver we could apparently save the equivalent of the [...]

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Ecotricity Advisory Board (Dec10)

    Dale Vince, CEO of Ecotricity set up an Advisory Board in 2010.  Other [...]

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Eco-renovation – starting with windows (Nov10)

I have a flat in London that’s been rented out for years. But I’ve recently [...]

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Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan (Nov10)

There was a lot of talk about de-coupling. But they weren’t referring to what people [...]

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Recycling in Somerset – new scheme includes plastic bottles and cardboard

I got stuck behind the recycling truck. What frustrated most was that it had just [...]

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Is the Green Deal a Good Deal? No! (Nov10)

This week I went to a Green Monday event, held in the offices of Merrill Lynch, [...]

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Second Nature Partnership – Advisory Board (Nov10)

South Africans, Charles Perry and Mark Griffiths, co-founded this partnership in 2009.  The philosophy is [...]

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Fact sheet on disposable nappies (Nov10)

One of the most difficult eco-decisions I’ve had to make is whether to use cloth [...]

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Innocent Drinks – Taking my son to Fruit Towers (Oct10)

He was particularly impressed with the fact that they’ve got a kitchen to test out [...]

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I need a new boiler (Oct10)

Our boots, shoes and tennis rackets were all wet. They were stored underneath the hot [...]

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The Big Packaging Debate (Oct10)

“The success of our ‘Big Packaging Debate’ was very much down to your insightful and [...]

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Bristol Council are wheelchair crazy (Sept10)

  I told the taxi driver at Bristol station that I didn’t want to go [...]

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Aluminium should be recycled again and again…. (Apr10)

I’ve recently started getting my hair highlighted. The first time was in France a couple [...]

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Organix Baby Food (May10-Sept10)

I’ve carried out an environmental review of Organix Baby Food.  Based in Bournemouth, Organix was a [...]

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Citrus Talk (Jul10)

“Many thanks for the brilliant presentation you gave yesterday at Citrus.  You’ll be glad to [...]

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Alupro – the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Jul10)

Alupro – the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation – were celebrating 21 years of aluminium packaging recycling.  [...]

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Ecotricity Advisory Board (Jul10)

The inaugural meeting of Ecotricity’s Advisory Board was held at  Bordeaux Quay restaurant in Bristol [...]

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Much debate at Grey Advertising (Jul10)

“Many thanks for the brilliant presentation you gave yesterday at Citrus. You’ll be glad to [...]

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Expert Panel on Packaging (2008-2010)

Between 2008 and 2010 I sat on a expert advisory panel on packaging at M&S.   [...]

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Expert advisory panel on detergents (Fabric & Homecare) 2007-2010

The first meeting of the Fabric & Homecare expert advisory committee took place in March [...]

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Hong Kong was dirty (Dec09)

Photo I took of the smog in Hong Kong – it should have been a [...]

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Radio 4 – Costing the Earth (Dec09)

This half hour programme looks at how some people are responding the the threat of [...]

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Somerset produces less waste (Nov09)

Somerset has the lowest amount of waste going to landfill per head in the UK [...]

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We need more Bedzeds (Nov09)

Bedzed – Beddington Zero Energy Design   William Steel, Generation Green Think Tank member   [...]

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Recycling plastic mountains (Nov09)

Omer Kutluoglu – Plastics recycling entrepreneur In the UK we throw away mountains of plastic [...]

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Amsterdam declaration – Club of Rome conference (Nov09)

Club of Rome conference delegates   Gorbachev looking a bit grim, arriving at Club of [...]

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Morgan Stanley Testimonial (Nov09)

“Just a quick thank you for your talk yesterday.  It hit just the right note!  [...]

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The Age of Stupid film (Oct09)

I’ve just watched this film at a screening in the nearby village of South Petherton. [...]

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Big Green Home Show (Oct09)

“I had to drop you a line to say ‘a huge thank-you’ to you for [...]

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Water refill stations are coming (Oct09)

I generally carry a water bottle around with me when I’m travelling. It saves on [...]

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Solar powered lighting is good (Oct09)

My outside light is great. It’s a solar powered security light, with a movement sensor. [...]

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Briefing paper on carbon footprinting and carbon labeling (Oct09)

Proctor & Gamble asked me to write a briefing paper on carbon footprinting, which I think [...]

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Is Rick Stein’s fish sustainably sourced? (Sep09)

Last weekend I went to Padstow. This fishing port is best known for its association [...]

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CAOBISCO Sustainability Round Table (Sept09)

“Julia Hailes ignited the CAOBISCO Sustainability Round Table with her incisive observations and commentary. Her [...]

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EDANA Conference (Sept09)

“With her somewhat challenging lateral thinking and, ‘out of the box’ approach, Julia Hailes has [...]

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Trade Associations – Aise & Edana (Jun08 / Sep09)

  P&G are members of numerous trade associations.  A couple of them asked me to [...]

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Bottled water – Eau de Vie or ‘Eau de tap’ (Jul09)

I was invited to eat a ‘Water-Rich Menu’ at Quo Vadis in Soho. The host [...]

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Generation Green visit recycling plant (Jun09)

I was impressed by the passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of many of the children who [...]

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Expert Panel on Packaging (2008-2010)

Between 2008 and 2010 I sat on a expert advisory panel on packaging at M&S.   [...]

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Expert advisory panel on detergents (Fabric & Homecare) 2007-2010

The first meeting of the Fabric & Homecare expert advisory committee took place in March [...]

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Trade Associations – Aise & Edana (Jun08 / Sep09)

  P&G are members of numerous trade associations.  A couple of them asked me to [...]

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Christmas tree alternative! (Dec08)

  I got an email asking me whether I thought an artificial Christmas tree or [...]

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Yo Sushi is Wasteful (Dec08)

It’s a shame there’s not a Yo Sushi at Waterloo because that’s my regular train [...]

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M&S Packaging fact sheets for consumers (Dec08)

Public concern about over-packaging so often misses the point that we should be looking at [...]

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Wasting heat through open doors (Nov08)

This week I had a meeting with the Carbon Trust, a government-funded organisation that helps [...]

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Good riddance to US car companies (Nov08)

I sat next to a chap from Citicorp Bank for Sunday lunch at a pub [...]

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Quantumly awful (Nov08)

I’m not planning see a James Bond film again unless it’s radically different from Quantum [...]

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Turning on the heat… (Nov08)

  My eldest son sent me a text ‘demanding’ that I put on the heating [...]

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Dog Bite and Hospital Waste (Nov08)

My son Rollo was bitten by a dog.  He was lucky to be wearing a [...]

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Biogas potential (Oct08)

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit one of the few emerging biogas [...]

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Eat Dorset Food Fair (Oct08)

Another sunny weekend for the Eat Dorset Food Fair. Set in the magnificent park at [...]

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Printer Horrors (Oct08)

I’ve been having problems with my printer.   Actually, it’s been annoying me for quite some [...]

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Recycling Dreamland (Oct08)

  Chris Dow at Closed Loop recycling  in Dagenham was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.  He describes [...]

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Autumn pleasures… (Sept08)

Picking apples and blackberries in the beautiful autumn sun has only been surpassed listening to [...]

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Supermarkets vs french markets…. (Sept08)

Even with the wind and rain lashing around our beach hut on the Dorset coast, [...]

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Yeovil to Naples by train (Aug08)

Up to Waterloo and across to St Pancras, we caught the Eurostar to Paris. But [...]

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Family friendly films – a rant (Aug08)

This is a rant! Why make a Batman movie that’s not suitable for children – [...]

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Car Troubles – Ford Ka Troubles (Aug08)

I’ve had a couple of prangs in my car recently. First, someone in a four-wheel [...]

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2007 Video of Julia talking about how we can all make a difference

The New Green Consumer Guide, written by me, was published in 2007, nearly 20 years [...]

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Expert advisory panel on detergents (Fabric & Homecare) 2007-2010

The first meeting of the Fabric & Homecare expert advisory committee took place in March [...]

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P&G Speeches and Earthday events (Apr09 & Jun07)

I’ve spoken at a couple of P&G Earthday events aimed at promoting greater awareness amongst their [...]

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Great Briton’s of 2007 Award (Jan08)

I really appreciate ‘can do’ people and you can’t get much more ‘can do’ than [...]

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Woman’s Hour 2007 – 2008 (Jan08)

At the end of 2007 and beginning of 2008 Woman’s Hour ran a series of [...]

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Battling for recycling (Oct07)

When I agreed to oppose the motion that ‘Recycling is a waste of time’ it [...]

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How green is the London Eye? (Oct07)

Much as I love having my children at home, a two week half term at [...]

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Pen Hadow’s Arctic adventure (Dec07)

We missed seeing Pen Hadow and his team mates plunge into the chilly depths of [...]

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Eco developments on the map (Oct07)

The market town of Langport on the Somerset Levels has been getting some good green [...]

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Whole foods (Oct07)

A few years ago I went to a Whole Foods store in New York. This [...]

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Steamy experience in Istanbul (Oct07)

One of the most fascinating experiences I had in Istanbul was having a Turkish Bath. [...]

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The fabric of Istanbul (Sep07)

As my plane turned towards Istanbul I saw the dry landscape below. It was ploughed [...]

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Eco-holidays in Trelowarren (Sep07)

There can’t be many things more exhilarating than surfing – or body boarding to be [...]

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See Telegraph Blogs (Sept07)

September 2007 to October 2008 My Blogs are being posted on Telegraph Blogs. Please look there [...]

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Getting into the swim (Sep07)

Last year I didn’t have a proper holiday – a couple of days camping in [...]

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The New Green Consumer Guide

Writing The New Green Consumer Guide, which was published in 2007, nearly 20 years on [...]

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Gay Times – I interviewed Kristin Digby (Sep07)

One of three interviews I did for the Gay Times – Kristin Digby . See [...]

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Gay Times – Peter Tatchell (Sep07)

One of three interviews I did for the Gay Times – Peter Tatchell. See also Paul [...]

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Gay Times – I interviewed Paul O-Grady and Peter Tatchell (Sep07)

I interviewed three prominent Gay men for the Gay Times Eco Issue in September 2007 –  [...]

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Gay Times – I interviewed Paul O’Grady – aka Lily Savage (Sep07)

“I’ve never known anyone make so much fuss about three light bulbs” Paul said as [...]

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M&S Plan A (Mar09)

M&S launched their Plan A scheme in 2006.  CEO, Stuart Rose heads the team and [...]

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