We’ve been to Michigan on TV!

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Cathy Shafran from ABC12

Cathy Shafran from ABC12

Well, not really, but isn’t technology amazing?

We were contacted by Cathy Shafran, who is a reporter at an ABC Network Television station in Michigan in the U.S.  She heard our story on “The Story” and as the host of a half hour public affairs programme called “newsmaker” she wanted to interview us.

She wrote “The zero waste concept was an intriguing concept for me. I would love to share your story and your message with our TV viewers”.

We linked up via Skype, which was the first time this had ever happened and the fun commenced!

It was a great programme and along with us were two representatives of the GM plant in Flint who, like us, have not produced any waste for a year. They’ve found solutions to reusing metals, cardboard and even oil.

You can tune into the “Doing away with waste” show and see our unedited, uncut interview here.

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. Watching the Green family on television via skype was a treat for US viewers; Rachel brought the human and interpersonal aspect of living close to the earth–Richard took a professional stand and sensible focus.
    The English duo of private waste management, edified us in the arts of active participation in rubbish redux.
    The concept of enabling ordinary people in daily mindful living is not just a utopian dream–but, an achievable goal.
    If it took one person at a time to ruin lakes and streams, atmosphere and oceans; then it will also take one person at a time to reverse the effect. one less plastic, one less gadget, whatever the consumer realizes is one more step in reducing our dependency upon finite resources.Not to mention reducing the toxic overload perpetrated in the name of chemical convenience.

    the whole interview was most encouraging, thanks to Ms Shafran.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @nadine sellers: Oh Nadine, that is SUCH a lovely comment – thank you! It was fun doing the interview and we may even get chance to meet up with Cathy this week as she’s touring England; she was a wonderful host 🙂 Glad you enjoyed watching a small part of our world.

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