We’re very lucky! When we saw one of the Hockerton houses was for sale last summer, we never thought that we’d be moving in to one in the New Year but time seemed right for a change. Not only were the global energy, food and financial markets signalling that our concerns about the future were starting to emerge in reality, other projects were coming to an end.
We are now working from Hockerton, in one of the most sustainable home offices in the land! Both of us work in related fields so it’s an inspiring location, Liz now works for Consumer Focus, the consumer watchdog, in the Sustainability team, and Rob is continuing to work for London’s Green Homes Concierge Service.
What are we looking forward to?
Having been involved with Camden’s very successful EcoHome last summer, we’re both keen to get involved with the tours and speak to visitors about Hockerton and how elements of life here can be transferred elsewhere. We hope that Hockerton can play a part in inspiring, teaching, training and engaging others in the journey.
The Age of Stupid
We’ve also taken an unconventional approach to investment in the past couple of years. As well as investing a couple of Energy4All’s community windfarms, we also gave some money to a small documentary film-maker a few years ago. The small documentary about oil and climate change has mushroomed on the back of a huge amount of goodwill and the final cut, starring Pete Postlethwaite, will be premiered on March 15th in a solar-powered cinema in Leicester Square as part of the largest premiere ever!