Lucy Siegle is a UK based journalist , broadcaster and opinion leader who specialises in climate and nature coverage. She is passionate about taking climate and nature stories outside of the climate bubble.
As a reporter and presenter on one of the UK’s most long standing and most watched TV Shows, BB1’s The One Show, she has taken the problem of single use plastic and wider eco issues to millions of homes in a way that is relatable and relevant, and recently introduced COP26 to one of the UK’s largest daily audiences.
Also known as an authority on the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry, her book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World was the basis for hit Netflix documentary, The True Cost, for which Lucy was co-executive producer). In 2014, she co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth. From 2004 to 2018, she wrote a weekly Ethical Living column in the Observer Magazine and founded the paper’s Ethical Awards. She regularly contributes long form features and Op-eds to major newspapers including The Times, The Guardian and The Observer. Recent TV and radio includes a microplastics special for ITV’s Tonight, the Today Programme and Costing the Earth (BBC Radio 4).
In September 2020, Lucy was announced as head judge for Our Planet, the very first dedicated power list devoted to acknowledging women who are making a significant positive contribution to the environment or sustainability of the planet.