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"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."  

Edmund Burke


Hi. My name is June and I write most of the content for Turning to Green.

I'm lucky enough to live in Devon, in the south-west of England. For over thirty years I lived in a little wooden house set in a large garden in woodland close to the beautiful River Dart.


Now retired, I recently moved to the city for the first time in my life, with quite mixed feelings. Thankfully I've found a house right beside a large park, and I've taken on an allotment, so I can still pretend that I'm living out in the countryside!

I have a Bsc(Hons) degree in Environmental Studies and used to work in the publishing industry, specialising in books on the environment and horticulture. A lifetime of organic gardening has given me lots of practical experience of what works or doesn't work, particularly when it comes to composting, and I'm passing some of that knowledge on to anyone who might find it useful.


I also write about environmental issues and try to present the facts in a clear and balanced way with suggestions for practical action to take. Massive changes are needed globally to even slow down the rate of global warming and climate change, and we all have a role to play. We need to make our own individual lifestyle changes, but we can also join together with others in movements such as Extinction Rebellion, we can sign petitions to make our voices heard, and we can support all those working for change.


This really is the most important issue of our time and every small action can help



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Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 11, 2019

TURNINGTOGREEN.COM ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. 

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. 

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

•Email address

•Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

•Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

•Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

•Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data


TURNINGTOGREEN.COM uses the collected data for various purposes:

•To provide and maintain the Service

•To notify you about changes to our Service

•To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

•To provide customer care and support

•To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service

•To monitor the usage of the Service

•To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United Kingdom and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

TURNINGTOGREEN.COM will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

TURNINGTOGREEN.COM may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

•To comply with a legal obligation

•To protect and defend the rights or property of TURNINGTOGREEN.COM

•To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

•To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

•To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

•Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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