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Shared Energy is an umbrella for activity and ideas mainly around climate change and energy descent



What's Shared Energy?
Freelance work
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Ann Link
Ann is an initiator within the environment and women's movements. She enjoys
bringing new ideas to situations and solving problems, and helping to visualise a sustainable future. She worked at Women's Environmental Network for nearly 20 years on chemical pollution and waste prevention and is learning to apply her experience to climate and energy issues locally and nationally. She has a City & Guilds 6176 Energy Awareness qualification and a science background. She can provide unusual perspectives and has much experience of bringing unlikely issues into the mainstream!
Charges: Rates are negotiable, depending very much on the project. Please email

Gina Purrmann
Gina Purrmann has been involved with environmental issues for 15 years. She set up and for 10 years ran the Real Nappy Association, which kick-started the UK's Campaign for Real Nappies. At present her energy is concentrated on home education - at home, local and London levels. Helping to set up food buying co-ops is a subversive hobby.

Jo Budd
Jo works as graphic and web designer to Women's Environmental Network and designed this website. She is author of Beyond the Bin: The Livewire Guide to Reusing and Recycling, Women's Press (2000) and has also written for WEN on real nappies and breastfeeding. She likes growing food and eating it, often cooking in between. She can be contacted for freelance design work or discussions on methods of slug removal on
Charges: Yes for design work, not for slug talk. Fees are reasonable and may be negotiable.

Maria Hawton-Mead
Maria is a Sustainable Building Consultant specialising in providing advice on fitting eco measures on existing and new homes. This may involve the rearrangement of internal space to take advantage of sunlight to naturally heat and light the home. Her philosophy is to improve insulation and reduce draughts to reduce fuel bills and
carbon dioxide emissions before adding renewable technologies. She works with
architects and housing associations advising on how to reach high levels of the code for sustainable homes and writes sustainability and energy statements to support planning applications.

Maria has a MSc in sustainable architecture from The Centre for Alternative
Technology and over 15 years experience in building design and renovation. She is a qualified energy assessor and user of software to aid building to passive house standards. Passive houses hardly need any heating and you don't get cold! Maria is able to recommend suppliers who can implement her recommendations effectively and she has comprehensive knowledge of the performance of renewable technologies. Contact her on T: 01273 605229 or M: 07973 616710.