Lucy Siegle



Lucy Siegle is a journalist & broadcaster specialising in climate, nature, and other wide ranging environmental issues. 

A reporter and presenter on BBC1’s The One Show, Lucy has been following the problem of single use plastic and wider ecological issues since the show began in 2007. She is currently on the judging panel for BBC Bitesize Regenerators. 

Her book, Be the Ultimate Friend of the Earth: 100 Questions to Boost Your Climate and Nature IQ, is a quiz book to underscore eco literacy. Lucy’s earlier book, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again was published in 2018 to crital claim.

Lucy is also known as an authority on the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry. Her book Is Fashion Wearing out the World was the basis for the hit Netflix documentary, The True Cost, for which Lucy was co-executive producer.

Lucy 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 is a leading Op-ed writer for the Times, and formerly the Guardian. 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, run by BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Lucy is an experienced chair and host with years of live performance expertise. 

She has hosted sessions for the UN’s Ocean Dialogues, a major launch for the United Nations Development Programme, a virtual book launch for Jonathon Porritt, a webinar series for ocean clean up charity Healthy Seas and a major green finance discussion for the Lionstrust at ZSL. Lucy moderated the final day of the Net Zero conference from the studio to a virtual audience. She is a prolific Tweeter with over 35k followers and happily engages with her 15k followers on Instagram.

Lucy has interviewed many natural world heroes, most recently Sir David Attenborough for her weekly podcast telling climate stories, So Hot Right Now, produced by Sony Music. 

Lucy is a trustee for the environmental NGO, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and chair of the Real Circularity Coalition, spearheading the change to a real circular economy. Lucy is an ambassador for The Circle, the women’s rights NGO founded by Annie Lennox 10 years ago.


"Just a quick note to thank you for presenting our BREEAM awards on Tuesday evening. We had quite limited time to get through all the awards and I thought you did a fantastic job in making the whole event come alive, sound interesting, not appear rushed and keeping our audience and award winners fully engaged. All agreed that it was our best one yet and that is largely down to you and the style of your presentation."   BRE Global Ltd

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