As a child I became very aware of my local environment as I was educated in a very small rural village in the South of England. Every summer we had to make a wildflower collection, and each year we also had to do a project about a bird and a tree.
I still have my medal from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) that I won for my project about the Blue Tit!
The 60s saw the start of the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign and I remember how ashamed we would be if our Head Teacher branded anyone a “litter lout”. All these lessons contributed to my growing love for wild animals, the countryside and of course the environment.
My husband is an Environmental Consultant in the building industry and is a landfill gas expert. But he does not need to convince me of the necessity to reduce, reuse and recycle and as a family we do a lot to reduce our Carbon Footprint.
We are very proud of the fact that we drive less than than 2000 miles a year, my children walk to school and my husband cycles to work, except in the most severe of weather.
More recently I have decided to do more writing about and promotion of tips and ideas to “go green“ and this blog is part of that commitment.