Tell us what you want, what you really, really want!

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tell us what you think!

My zero waste has been around for nearly 18 months.

Over that time we’ve covered three four zero waste challenges, several Birthdays, lots of furry food, scary skeletons in the cupboard, litter picks, and a good smattering of ‘How tos’

What we’d like to know is – where do we go from here?

What do you most like reading about – do you prefer our day to day ramblings, specific challenges, posts about food, plastic, toys, shopping, helpful hints and tips, ways to reduce, reuse, recycle or growing our own?

Do you like reading stories about how we stood up to the store manager because we stripped our product at the checkout and were responsible for queues outside or do you prefer to know what’s hiding in the back of our ‘fridge? Do you like to know what Little Miss Green is up to or prefer news items about other people, companies, products and services? Do you like the funny stories or the serious incineration stuff?

Please tell us what you think. Tell us what you do like, what you don’t like, which posts you’ve enjoyed recently, which one’s you’ve not even bothered reading.

Do you prefer a more structured approach such as a focus for each day of the week or a ‘take it as it comes’ more relaxed feel. Is there anything we used to do that you miss or\ any new ideas that we haven’t thought of yet?

As Mr Green just said to me ‘Maybe we should be less ‘woman’s hour’ and more ‘news at ten’ LOL! (alright Ms Barnard, you can sit down now)

Don’t be shy, we’re all friends and we promise not to take anything personally. Tell us the good bits, the bad bits and the downright ugly bits. If you don’t give us feedback we can’t tailor the content to suit you.

Post your comments below! And if you are too shy, then contact me personally.

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. Claire Brown says:

    I like your mix, – don’t want news at ten, can get that from news websites, – i want how you as a family deal with all the zero waste issues, the successes and the failures (so we can all feel human)

  2. Pat says:

    I’m with Claire – I like your style just as it is. I do really enjoy the Little Miss Green stuff as we are also trying to raise our kids to be environmentally aware. What I find great is that your grocer lets you bring your own containers for meats and etc. I sure wish they would do that here in the states. And I stand in awe of how very little trash your family generates. You are my role model.

  3. John Costigane says:

    Hi Mrs Green,

    As the leading website for our Zero Waste trend, coverage of all relevant issues is important. When newcomers visit the site they are able to see the broad range of topics which will help them join-in. One aspect which could be worth expanding is the younger perspective, with so many children growing up within families, like the Greens.

    AluPro, on LetsRecycle News, have announced their intentions to collect clean aluminium foil, with council cooperation. This is a welcome recognition of previous inaction. Carole’s School based ‘foil ball’ campaign was surely part of raising the profile of this sustainability issue, as well as all our comments. The youngsters were a big part of the success, with staff supervision.

  4. Eunice Robertson says:

    i enjoy tips on how to be a “zero-waster”, and any other info you can share on living green. We Just don’t appreciate this beautiful world of ours.

  5. I’m with Claire as well, it is nice to see how you deal with the issues as part of your day to day living, with encouragement for those who ask questions, and no moral high attitude which can be found on some websites and blogs.

    JUST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!!

    which is GREAT

  6. LJayne says:

    I’m very new to your site so am loving it just at the moment. I like reading about what you are doing as a family – I have 3 kids who I am raising to be as green as possible without making them the “weirdo” at school ! But I also like reading about national stuff – the piece you did on tetrapak recycling for instance. Stuff I might not pick up elsewhere despite the amount of time I spend on the computer.

    Just keep up the good work.

  7. I love all of it – the funnies, the serious bits, the up and the downs. And it really is great the way you mix the human side in with the more formal stuff. I just wish I had the time to visit more often and that is my only regret. I used to love your weekly round-up but love the six stories just as much, I won’t push it. After all I know you’ve got lots of other stuff to keep you busy as well πŸ˜€

    P.S. Don’t forget the the videos too. More please, especially along the lines of Mr G in his plastic chair. πŸ˜€ x

  8. Charity says:

    The day-to-day stuff is the most interesting, I find the personal efforts most inspiring. and I agree, more kid stuff would be great. Am I right to think you home-ed LMG? That must make some zero waste stuff easier.

  9. Deb from Boston says:

    I’m w/ Mrs A – I think you have found the right balance of down to earth family stuff (the funny and icky) and the what’s happening in goverment/ industry – AND how to be an advocate. I love the Six on Sunday piece – it becomes my coffee break on Monday’s at work. I do miss the old “Dust Bin” piece. And – THANKS! – you are definately changing one family in Boston in how we purchase, and what we do w/ all the extra packaging stuff that comes along with what we purchase.

  10. Jackie says:

    I agree with all the posters above. Stay just as you are. The mix of day to day, funny, serious and sometime thought provoking is great and certainly often gives me extra things to think of. You’re doing great Mrs. Green

  11. sandy says:

    I agree with Claire and Pat, stay as you are, we love it and enjoy your tips

  12. Greenlady says:

    As the song goes ( and in chorus it seems πŸ˜› ) please stay Just The Way You Are. Please do not get any more News At Ten. That’s something we can get elsewhere. Human beings just like ourselves battling on, succeeding, failing, worrying, questioning, celebrating, that’s what makes this site great to read and join in with, the personal touches. It makes us feel like we’re not alone in our concerns and efforts in a very accessible way. Don’t have to stick to rigid formulae eitther although I do enjoy things like Food waste Fridays ( and I see Get Up Off Your Arse Thursdays got up and went, hehehe ! )

  13. Mr Green says:

    This has been a very insightful rally of comments. I guess the thing is that we are not just journalists, researchers, or radicals, we are an ordinary family actually doing what we write about. Or should I say … writing about what we do. πŸ˜› It does make a difference … And that’s important, because we say that everyone can make some kind of contribution to recycling and producing less landfill waste. WE see ourselves as an example of what millions of others can do, with just a bit of awareness and a few changes in habits.

    I was just reading yesterday in the Independent newspaper how “Climate change will damage your health” What we need is to make the connection between the seemingly simple issues of creating less waste and how this can positively impact our climate and environment.

    WE will continue to push this message:

    Tiny individual steps all add up to make a long journey. Everyone’s small effort to recycle more and waste less makes a huge difference on global impact.

    Thanks for the feedback here and keep the ideas coming in…

  14. Charity says:

    Oh yes, I really like the Dustbin Demons you used to do.

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