Welcome to Sustainability First.
Sustainability First is a small environment think-tank with a focus on practical policy development in the areas of sustainable energy, waste and water. In 2015, we celebrated our fifteenth anniversary.
We are deeply sad at the loss of our very dear friend and Sustainability First colleague, Gill Owen. Gill died peacefully in Newcastle on 27 August 2016, having fought an aggressive brain tumour so bravely since her diagnosis in March 2014. Gill was closely involved with Sustainability First from its early days. She led many of our projects and workshops, and authored many of our papers. Gill continued to work closely with us from Australia, and thereafter once back in the UK. Gill’s commitment to social justice, especially for the fuel poor, shone out in everything she took on. We will sorely miss her incisive common sense, her strategic view, her extensive knowledge of consumer affairs, her deep regulatory expertise and her unfailing quest to make economic regulation better, more accountable and more sustainable. But above all, we will greatly miss Gill’s distinctive contribution and collaboration as a member of our small Sustainability First team. In the meantime, our thoughts are with David. Should you wish to be in touch with him, we will of course gladly forward letters and emails.