I’ve worked on lots of different types of projects as a journalist, writer, editor, campaigner, strategist and consultant. Here are some examples.


I work as a writer and consultant editor on the Guardian’s environment desk.

My articles


I am strategy director of climate campaign 10:10. At the moment I’m working on our major new social website, My 10:10, which is currently in user-testing.

10:10 | My 10:10


I co-founded the GreenProfile imprint at Profile Books and was closely involved in many titles, including the following.

Profile homepage | Ten Technologies | The Solar Century | Fixing Climate | The Green Guide for Business | The New North

The Rough Guide to Community Energy

I’ve just finished co-writing this small, practical guide to setting up community energy projects. It will be distributed for free in summer 2011 thanks to sponsorship from M&S.

The Ultimate Climate Change FAQ

I am running this Guardian project to create the world’s best lay-friendly online guide to climate change. FAQ home

How Bad are Bananas?

I commissioned Mike Berners-Lee to write a book on the carbon footprint of everything and was very involved in creating it and turning it into a Guardian series online. On Amazon | Guardian series | Infographic spin-off

Rough Guide to Green Living

The most recent of the various full-size books I’ve written for Rough Guides: a critical-thinking guide to all aspects of green living. It evolved from my two earlier green books.

RG to Green Living | RG to Ethical Living | RG to Ethical Shopping

Carbon literacy tools

I oversaw the creation of three visual carbon calculators for the Guardian.

Individual emissions | National emissions | International emissions

The Rough Guide to Climate Change

I am the contributing editor of the Rough Guide to Climate Change, which was shortlisted for Science Book of the Year in 2007. The third edition came out in early 2011.

On Amazon | On Royal Society website

Lighter Later

I was one of the team that set up Lighter Later, the campaign to change the UK’s clocks to create social and environmental benefits.

Lighter Later

BBC Green

I was a consultant and writer for this major project, which ran in 2008 before BBC Worldwide appeared to decide that it overstepped their remit.

Site graphics | Press Gazette story

The Manchester Report

I co-ran a major public event at the Manchester Festival focusing on large-scale solutions to climate change and wrote the subsequent report.

On the Guardian | On the MIF website

Guardian Environment Network

I set up the Guardian Environment Network, a content-sharing network of the world’s best environment websites.

Network home

Cool Earth

I helped shape and set up Cool Earth, a campaign to protect critically endangered rainforests and support local communities.


I set up and run GoGreenLights, which sells and promotes low-energy lightbulbs.

Just My Type

I love typography and design and had thought about writing a book about fonts. In the end I commissioned Simon Garfield to do it for Profile instead, and it was a big hit in 2010.

On Amazon


I was an executive editor on books and digital for many years at Penguin Books, where I was based within Rough Guides.

Penguin | Rough Guides

Technology books

I wrote various layman-friendly technology books for Rough Guides.

The Internet | Macs & OS X | iPods | iPhones


A long time ago, I did a classical music degree at King’s College London. That led to being contributing editor on various music books and one magazine.

KCL | RG to Classical Music | RG to World Music | Songlines

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