Expert: Penney Poyzer
Species: Homo conscious
TV presenter, author and community campaigner
Co-owner of the Nottingham ecohome and urban permaculture garden
Named by the Independent as "one of 100 British women of the last century who have changed the world".
Penney is patron/matron of 5 charities including FoodShare, Music4Children, Women's Environmental Network and others.
Penney Poyzer is a TV presenter, author and campaigner. She also co-owns the pioneering Nottingham Ecohome and urban permaculture garden. 14 years ago, Penney and her architect husband Gil Schalom set about transforming their thermal nightmare of a Victorian home into a model of good behaviour. Their aims were to be as autonomous as possible in energy, water and food and to create new habitats to encourage urban biodiversity. Their home has been seen in over 27 countries as featured in her series for BBC2 No Waste Like Home.
Penney is matron/patron of a number of charities and has also been an adviser to the EU on climate change, equality and governance. She is also a long term advisor to the Environment Agency and was a consultant on the EU Water Framework Directive. Penney's passion about communicating the hydrologic system and embodied water content of everything we use, led her to create THE WATER CYCLE GAME, a board game for children age 5+. The game has won a number of awards.
I am a regular contributor on water conservation issues on various BBC radio stations and was an advisor to the Environment Agency on the EU Water Framework Directive and many other issues.
The Nottingham Eco-home and Urban Permaculture Gardens
3 Nov 2012
Download Whale of a Time Festival 2012 - Presentation (pdf)
Penney has been named by the Independent as "one of 100 British women of the last century who have changed the world". The Nottingham Eco-home and Urban Permaculture Gardens - a 14-year journey along the road to sustainable living.