Jeremy Faull

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In November 2011 Nicholas Faull wrote:

"My father, Jeremy Faull, who has died aged 81, was one of the first Green party councillors. He was elected for the Ecology party to Cornwall council in 1977, serving until 1985, the year that the party changed its name to Green. Jeremy was founder in 1988 of the publishing house Ecological Press, trustee of the Sustainable Agriculture Food and Environment Alliance (now known as Sustain), and director of the Ecological Foundation, a charity providing funding for ecological projects, from 1992 until 2007. Although his concern for the environment was central to his beliefs, this was just one facet of a varied life.
"Born in Southampton, Jeremy grew up in London, attending St Paul's school. He won a scholarship to Trinity College, Oxford, to read classics, emerging with both a degree and a boxing blue. A few years later, and with the support of his wife, Prue, he took up law, first working in London for Theodore Goddard; then, with two friends, founding his own firm – Faull, Best and Knight.
"By the 1970s, his emerging social and green conscience, fired by the publication of the Ecologist magazine's Blueprint for Survival and his friendship with Teddy Goldsmith, led Jeremy to buy a farm in north Cornwall and settle with his second wife, Odile, to fulfil his dream of sustainable farming...

"The activity he claimed was his proudest was volunteering for the Citizens Advice Bureau, which he did for more than a decade. He listened with patience and without judgment, and gave sound advice and encouragement." [1]

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  1. Guardian Jeremy Faull, organizational web page, accessed February 24, 2012.