Little Miss Green writes for the RSPB!

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Mrs Green perches precariously to photograph the budding writer

Yes, you may well wonder what I am doing sitting on top of a recycling bank.

Well here’s the deal and you’ll have to excuse me as I swell with pride over a proud mama moment.

Last year we received a letter in the post from the RSPB.

I don’t know how they had heard about us, or how they obtained our details, but it was a letter commissioning Little Miss Green to write for their “Bird Life” magazine!

“Bird Life” is sent out to RSPB members who are over the age of eight (called “Wildlife explorers“) and is aimed at the 8-12 age range. It comes out six times a year and is filled with pictures, information about wildlife, competitions and things to do.

The editor asked if Little Miss Green could write around 800 words for the issue that came out at the end of October about recycling, her experience and with ideas for how other children can do their bit.

The editor wrote
“This feature will break new ground for us…
It will be great to have new life and impetus breathed into the subject…
Children your age will be really motivated to act when they hear what you have to say.”

Phew! I don’t mind admitting the letter made me cry!

And the feedback once Little Miss Green had submitted her piece?

“It’s wonderful, simply wonderful. Lovely pictures and an article that has the all-important elements of simplicity, humour and achievability”

Wow! I’d better look out; there’s a budding writer at zero waste towers!

So why was I on top of a recycling bank? Well Little Miss Green needed photos for her masterpiece and Mum was the official photographer:

Little Miss Green recycling her tetra pak carton

Little Miss Green recycling her tetra pak carton

“Wildlife Explorers” costs just £16 per year per child and 90p in every £1 goes directly to conservation, so if you’re looking for a gift for a nature lover in your family, why not consider supporting the RSPB – you never know what articles you’ll be reading in their magazine!

Now onto the masterpiece; click the logo below to read Little Miss Green’s fine penmanship:

Click on the logo to read the article on recycling

Click on the logo to read the article on recycling

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth’s fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. sooz says:

    Wow! That’s awesome! Well done Little Miss Green!

  2. Wonderful! You should be so proud!! 🙂

  3. You have every right to be a proud Momma:) That’s awesome!

  4. Julie Day says:

    Well done, little Miss Green. Maybe it’s the first of many she will write. She certainly has plenty of experience in that field to do so.

  5. Jane says:

    Brilliant LMG. You’re an inspiration!

  6. Evidence of hope in the world we have made for our children to live in…here comes the future, thank you Verona and family…

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