Julie’s assignments for Countryfile usually (but not exclusively) feature the Welsh landscape which she accesses on foot and by public transport. Her commitment to profiling Welsh landscape, wildlife, language and issues is matched by a desire to generate excitement for local exploration and sustainable travel. Environmental sustainability is a central theme to both her writing and personal life. In her previous work teaching at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Julie communicated sustainability to a range of audiences. Prior to that she undertook research into the UN Decade of Education Sustainable Development in Japan, to which she travelled by train.