Journalist, environmental writer and TV presenter (One Show, BBC)
Lucy Siegle is a UK based journalist and broadcaster and opinion leader who specialises in climate and nature coverage for a broad and non specialist audience. She is passionate about taking climate and nature stories outside of the climate bubble. As a reporter and presenter on one of the UK’s most longstanding and most watched TV shows, BBC1’s The One Show, she has taken the problem of single use plastic and wider eco issues to millions of homes in a way that is relatable and relevant. Her book, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again was published in 2018. Lucy’s classic book on sustainability in fashion To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World , published by Fourth Estate London, a decade ago, is still the basis of fashion education courses around the world and was the basis for hit Netflix documentary, The True Cost, (she is co-executive producer).
Lucy’s approach to environmental storytelling is well known for pushing boundaries. She combines investigative pieces taking on entire industries including recent the Energy from Waste sector (Dispatches Chanel 4 The Dirty Truth About Recycling) with innovative, and sometimes commercial formats – she co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth in 2014 to raise the profile of a sustainable way of making fashion and has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. ‘As soon as the problem becomes apparent, it’s time to start designing a solution using Earth Logic that will get the biggest audience on your side,’ she says, ‘I’m not too purist about what that should look like and often entertainment is a brilliant driver of change’.
Lucy lives next to the river Thames, from which she collects plastic daily from her kayak. She is a trustee for the environmental NGO, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and an ambassador for The Circle, the women’s rights NGO founded by Annie Lennox 10 years ago.