Not the bloke on Top Gear (though I've got used to the disappointment when I turn up to review a hotel and the owners are expecting to meet the TV celebrity and not me). But anyway, here I am, the founder of greentraveller and generally the bloke who looks after the site.
I have worked in sustainable transport and tourism media for over 17 years, including writing a weekly column in the Guardian, a monthly column, The Responsible Traveller, for Geographical magazine (the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society), editing the travel section of Green magazine (distributed by the Guardian), and a column, Go Green, in National Geographic Traveller magazine.
I also co-wrote (with Jeremy Smith, the former editor of the Ecologist magazine) Clean Breaks – 500 New Ways to See the World (2009) and its smaller version, Great Escapes (2010) published by Rough Guides, and had articles published in BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, Community Care, The Ecologist, Eve Magazine, Green Futures, Harper's Bizarre, ivillage.co.uk, Livewire, Marie Claire, The Observer, Resurgence, Sunday Times Travel magazine, The Times, Timesonline and Wanderlust.
I've also written several analyst reports for Mintel, including ‘Redefining Ecotourism’, ‘Sustainable Tourism in the Travel Industry’ and ‘Tourism and Poverty Alleviation’, have been an inspector for the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, am the special advisor on sustainable tourism to the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO). I was the editor of Green Places to Stay (published by Alastair Sawday) and I was the Contributing Editor to the Travel Channel's six part TV series How to Holiday Greener.
> My google plus page is: Richard Hammond
(pic of Richard Hammond, above, courtesy of Crown Copyright VisitWales, see Green Holidays in Wales)