One Home is run by a team of dedicated energy, environment and communication experts who are passionate about promoting low-carbon lifestyles to reduce climate change and adapt to extreme weather events.
One Home was founded by Angela Terry MSc MEI, an environmental scientist with over 20 years’ experience in the renewables industry before forming One Home to mainstream climate action. Angela was a pioneer of community energy in the UK as Development Director for Energy4All. She was also head of wood fuel for the Forestry Commission, policy manager for RES, and a carbon scientist in New Zealand.
“Knowing that the solutions to climate change exist, yet watching greenhouse gas emissions increase every year is frustrating but it also inspired me to set up One Home to raise awareness of the choices and power we have as individuals. We also need to urgently increase resilience in our communities due to the climate emergency hence our continual focus to work with the media to accelerate climate action.”
Having worked in sustainability and business ethics for more than 20 years, Sophie understands the complexities of balancing profits and principles. A creative problem-solver and sustainability enthusiast, she is keen to find and explore ways to build better futures for all of us. Sophie always seeks to engage and collaborate with others. After all, we’re all in this together and the more knowledge and know-how that we can share with one another, the better. Amongst other involvements, Sophie is a Fellow of the RSA and Chair of Trustees for the Bath & West Community Energy Fund.
Sue Amiel leads One Home’s regional PR activity in the south west, securing opportunities across the media as well as advising on wider profile raising and political opportunities. Sue has a wealth of PR experience, having worked agency-side for more than 20 years directing numerous campaigns and projects, Sue says:
“I’ve worked in the environmental sector for many years but I’m really enjoying using my PR skills to effect the change we, as a society, need if we are to combat climate change. It’s a huge motivator, knowing that my work is helping to influence behaviour and get people thinking about different ways of doing things.”
Melissa is a former Financial Times journalist, who’s also freelanced for The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and The Herald in her native Scotland.
She has a background in London agency PR, working for global brands like Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Danone, Ikea and Marks & Spencer. However, when she became a mum she had an environmental wake-up call. She decided to change her whole career – because she didn’t want to one day tell her daughter that she hadn’t done everything she could to keep our planet liveable. She combines her writing skills and PR knowhow with her knowledge of the environment, renewable energy and plant-based diets.
Rachel England has been writing about environment and sustainability for over a decade, helping consumers to make greener choices and businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. A passionate advocate for people and the planet, Rachel has also appeared on podcasts, radio shows and TV programmes discussing issues surrounding waste reduction, green technology and climate change, and once had the honour of dressing up as a bin for recycling awareness week.
Sonya Bedford is on the board of One Home and also heads-up the experienced team of renewable energy lawyers at Stephens Scown LLP. Sonya has worked in the sustainability sector for over 10 years as a lawyer and has an MSc in renewable energy. Sonya is a non-executive director of Regen, director of Exeter Community Energy, director of South Dartmoor Community Energy, and Vice Chair of Green Wedmore. Sonya has won multiple awards for her commitment and holds the global wind rescue and working from heights certificate, renewable energy and electrician’s certificates.
Sarah Ardell has worked in social media and content creation for 5 years across a variety of starts-ups, agencies and social enterprises.
As well as experience in digital strategy, she is a creative who likes to think outside the box when it comes to content. She believes social media is a powerful tool, and has the potential to change society for the better.
Leila Hodgkins has worked as a freelance website developer for 12 years and, prior to that, worked at a marketing agency in London as part of the web development team. As well as technical skills, she has experience with marketing, PR and advertising, meaning that she has a good understanding of digital and offline marketing techniques.