She was co-author of Sustainable Ability which mapped approaches to climate change across the cultural sector and co-founded the Case For Optimism a workshop programme which creates space for practitioners in the arts and cultural community to maximise their creative response to global challenges. She is Happiness Associate on the Happy Museum Project which argues that museums, and other cultural institutions, as stewards of civic space and culture have a unique role to play in engaging communities in a stronger linkage between well-being and environmental sustainability. More details on her linkedin profile

Hilary is involved in local green issues, was founder co-chair of Transition Town Tooting and a member of Wandsworth Environmental Forum. Her interests include local drama and cold-water swimming at Tooting Lido.

She is a Trustee of the global Transition Network, a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.