Mrs Green vs Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall – who wins?

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hugh fearnley whittingstall; campaigner of the year at PEA awards

hugh fearnley whittingstall; campaigner of the year at PEA awards

Last night at the first PEA Awards (People and environment achievement awards), Hugh Fearnley Whittinsgtall scooped the prize for ‘Campagner of the year’ for his tireless work with Landshare.

I’m proud to say that yours truly was a finalist for this category, along with Mike Small, the director of the Fife Diet!

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall needs no introduction – not only has he set up Landshare, which is a fantastic scheme connecting land owners with people who want to grow their own food, but chickens across the country have a better life thanks to his ‘Chicken Out!‘ campaign. Hugh’s Landshare scheme currently has over 58,000 members.

Hugh is committed to promoting seasonal, ethically produced food and most recently has been involved with “fish fight” which has called on EU leaders to put an end to the practice of discarding fish.

Mike Small in Fife, the other finalist for campaigner of the year, has set up the Fife Diet which is a consumer network of people interested in local food. Between October 2007 and October 2008 the Fife Diet asked people to sign-up to eating food from the region of Fife, for a year, monitor their progress and share their experience.

Mike and his team share lots of tips on their site about HOW to eat locally. They cover the four most common reasons for NOT doing it – the convenience of the supermarkets, the costs involved, the time involved, and the idea that you just couldn’t miss out on certain

Mike and his family from the Fife Diet

Mike and his family from the Fife Diet

foods – along with creative solutions for each. Mike tweets as MikeFifeDiet.

Our very own Mrs A from the Rubbish Diet was at the ceremony, tweeting the awards live – it was exciting stuff I can tell you! In her most recent blog post, Mrs A came to the conclusion that she was born to write rubbish and last night she was certainly proving that she was born to tweet! Follow #peaawards to get the low down.

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. Julie Day says:

    Well done for getting to the finals. I like Hugh, he is good at what he does.

  2. LJayne says:

    Congratulations for being in the final 3. Like Julie said I love Hugh. But we love you too mwah !

  3. Susi says:

    Well done! Yay!

  4. Such a fantastic (and well-deserved) achievement to reach the final stages! Fabby Fabby Fabby 🙂

  5. Sandy says:

    a big congratulations, well done fame at last

  6. Was a lovely event Mrs G and I was so hoping you’d win. I must admit though, I was nervous for you. Congratulations to Hugh F-W though and to both you and Mike from the Fife Diet for getting through. :0) xxxx

  7. Jo says:

    Recognition is good whether it’s winning or being in the running. Celebrating those who are working to make the world a better place is always to be applauded!

  8. Sooz says:

    Well done for getting into the final! That’s amazing! 🙂

  9. Colleen says:

    Being a finalist is this award is an achievement in itself and that makes you are a winner in my books. Congratulation!

  10. Jane says:

    Congratulations for getting through. As others have said Hugh Fearnley Eats-It-All is lovely too though and full of enthusiasm for what he is doing. I love his River Cottage website. I enjoyed reading about how to grow the various vegetables and how to cook them.

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