Meet the new people at ECOE: Julie Glover

ECOE's East Devon Home Energy Advisor Julie Glover

ECOE’s East Devon Home Energy Advisor Julie Glover

The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Julie Glover, who is a Home Energy Advisor for East Devon within the Health Homes for Wellbeing Project.

What is your role at ECOE?

I joined ECOE’s Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project as a Home Energy Advisor after training during the first lockdown last summer.  Due to the COVID restrictions, most of my work with clients has taken place by telephone, with a follow-up home visit if necessary to install energy saving measures or give guidance on heating controls, for example.  I also post to our social media pages, promoting our services, funders’ events and public group events.

What is your background?

I came to Exmouth for Rolle College, and discovered that the town and surrounding area had so much to offer I never wanted to leave! I gained a degree in English Literature which took me into personnel and training, and later acted as a stepping stone into Occupational Therapy training.  I’m originally from the West Coast of Scotland, which has given me an appreciation of nature and wild places.

What motivated you to join ECOE?

I like the focus of the Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project in helping people to keep their homes affordably warm, and its overlapping benefits to the environment.  I am also pleased to be part of an organisation that promotes local community participation in helping the country reach its goal of Net Zero.

What should members and supporters talk to you about if they bump into you?

I’m passionate about the fight against climate change and encouraged by the re-wilding projects currently underway.  I have my own allotment – my own rewilding project – where I encourage wildlife, especially bees and other insects, newts, slow worms, and birds.