Interview with Little Miss Green about zero waste week

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All week long, I’ve been hogging the blog! Mr Green has been working behind the scenes and adding some posts and comments, but we’ve heard nothing from Little Miss Green.

I offered her the opportunity to write her own post but she declined with a scowl and a  ‘I’m not using the computer!’
I then offered to transcribe while she dictated, thinking she might enjoy the power trip, but that didn’t enthuse her either.

However, sitting on the sofa pretending to play “TV interview” captured her imagination a little more. So what does a seven year old think of zero waste week and has she understood the concept of anything we were trying to achieve?

Sit back, relax and find out:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXiK56g3704

Later on, when Little Miss Green is in bed, Mr Green and I be going through the box of everything we have produced this week to show you how we’ve got on. We think we’ve done well with nothing for landfill, but you’ll just have to wait and find out for real.

Stay tuned!

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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. Three cheers and big hugs for Little Miss Green. LMG you’re an absolute star. Thank you so much for rising to the challenge in the way that you have. I only wish that when I was your age, I knew what you know now. I can only apologise to you and your generation for the part I’ve played in trashing the planet…but I promise I will do my utmost to give you and the rest of the children the future you all deserve. Lots of love, Almost Mrs Average. xxx

  2. Hi Mrs Green,

    It is good to see that we can leave the next generation to take our good work forward. Things can only get better.

  3. Mr Green says:

    This may be radical to say, but if Little Miss G remembers one thing from this year, we hope it’s the lessons about good shopping habits, how to recycle and reusing materials wisely. These kind of experiences are real life skills that hopefully sow good seeds in all directions

  4. Mrs Green says:

    Mrs A – stop, you’re making me cry. The bit about trashing the planet is so true, but we are doing all that we can now because we realise the folly of our ways. Our only hope is that we can reverse the damage already done. Judging by this season’s weather, we may have to work a bit faster………

    Bringing this generation up with different ideas to our own is imperative John. But I see an awareness that I did not have as a child, so all is well. An Eco school was unheard of in my day, but now they are commonplace and I hear of many children doing wonderful things to do with the environment such as starting their own campaigns and highlighting worldwide issues.

    We were actually quite surprised by some of LMG’s answers, weren’t we Mr Green? And thought she did really well with the questions. I’d quite forgotten about the mini sweetcorn that comes wrapped in clingfilm and she made mention of buying loose broccoli too. So things are filtering in.

    Although by her body language, I’m not convinced she didn’t find, eat and dispose of the evidence of a packet of crisps this week – she looked very aloof as she was talking 😀 I’ll check under her bedclothes tonight; she has been known to have the odd midnight feast LOL!

  5. Hi Mrs G – don’t worry, I was close to tears when I wrote those words too. Did you find any rogue packets during your rummages…? Bet you didn’t…and if you did, have faith that they’ve been there some time and she’s just been keeping them to make something special. 😀 x

  6. Mrs Green says:

    Nothing here, Mrs A 🙂 Phew!

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