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  • Andy Johnston
  • Andy Johnston

    DirectorLocal Government Information Unit

    Andy Johnston is Head of the Centre for Local Sustainability at the Local Government Information Unit. He is responsible for developing strategy, policy and practical solutions for local authorities wishing to improve their environment.

    His previous work was as Head of Education and Learning at Forum for the Future. In this role he produced guidelines on sustainability for universities and ran a masters programme in leadership for sustainable development. For six months he was seconded to the OECD to write a report on education and sustainable development and gave presentations in many OECD countries.

    Andy was a local councillor for eight years and chaired the planning committee for seven of those years. He was instrumental in the adoption of doorstep recycling and introducing sustainability into the Local Plan documents.

    In a previous role Andy was a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire in environmental management for business, he has a PhD in environmental performance indicators.

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Joan Walley MP

Joan Walley MP

Chair, Environmental Audit Committee
The Labour Party

The 2004 winner of the Epolitix Environment Champion Award, Joan has long combined her environmental concerns with a commitment to her native North Staffordshire.

She was born in Stoke in... Read more


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