Jo Marie Hooper is a communications strategist and writer based in Oxfordshire, UK. After working in the humanitarian sector for many years, supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and overseas, she returned to her passion for wordcraft. She began to specialise in producing impact stories for NGOs, eventually copywriting an entire book for Oxfam in Vietnam. She went on to work with visual storytellers to communicate sustainable development projects and now writes feature articles related to sustainable living. Jo also works as Communications Manager for a tree-planting charity. She is inspired by community-level action, the resilience of nature and watching her vegetable plants grow.
By Jo Marie Hooper, Shareable
The slogan on the mural sums up the driving-force behind Reading Hydro perfectly: “This energy is by the people, for the people.” And the people are inspired to do more.