RUTH Jarman moved to Hartley Wintney 16 years ago when she and her husband were expecting their first child.

She learned about global warming while reading chemistry in the 1980s and now campaigns on climate change. She is a trustee of the national charities Green Christian and Operation Noah and helps to run her son’s school’s Eco-Schools programme and her church’s Creation Care initiative.

She has been arrested for taking part in protests against a coal-fired power station in Kent and a potential fracking site in West Sussex, for which she went to court with the Green MP Caroline Lucas. They were both found not guilty.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Tigger. I admired his love of life and ability to make people feel happy with the world. And I still do.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? Our middle-aged cat.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Oh gosh, I can’t remember, but I do recall listening to Radio Luxembourg – a pirate radio station that made Radio 1 look like Radio 2 – under my covers at night, feeling wonderfully rebellious.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? The News Quiz with Sandi Toksvig.

5. What is your favourite film? E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

6. What is your pet hate? People who are two-faced – in myself as well as others.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Foccacia, houmous and olives and a good Bordeaux.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? St Paul. I’d ask him to write a letter to the 21st century.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? 2100. I’d bring back photos of all the wonderful renewable energy and community living schemes to prove we can switch from fossil fuels and live better.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? My violin.

12. What sports team do you support? The Hartley Wintney Hawks under-10 football team that my son and his mates play for.

13. What was your first job? A cleaner at The King’s Head Hotel in Monmouth.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? My cat’s.

15. What worries you the most? I guess it’s climate change, but I try to leave the worrying about that to God. But I do worry about how messy our house is.

16. What is your proudest moment? Whenever I hear that one of my children has stood up for someone.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? She prayed with boots on.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Picnicking outside the gates of coal power stations or prospective fracking sites. Actually I didn’t feel guilty about either of these. And the judge agreed that I wasn’t!

19. What one thing could change society for the better? If we all acted as if we loved God (for those who believe in God!), the Earth and our children’s future more than money, power and possessions. I think we do already, but we’re not acting as if we do.

20. What three words best describe you? I try and fail to be faithful, principled and caring.