I’ve come up with the idea of this interview series, because I realised how people feel so overwhelmed about all the bad news we are flooded by media outlets. On one hand, the truth is, if we carry on like this, the future will be grim. On the other hand, we also need to read positive and uplifting stories how lots of lots of good people with green heart trying to save the planet – and they are succeeding. But we all have to be part of the change, as I’ve read it lately and totally agree with this statement form the Zero Waste Chef Anne-Marie Bonneau: “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
So, with that in mind, I’ve created this interview series, to inspire and educate anyone who doesn’t know where to start. It will be about how everyday families are making small and big changes to live more environmentally friendly and sustainably. The idea is that together we can prove that no change is too small, all steps count and that maybe we can all pick up an idea or two from each other! These families are really just doing their best to save the planet for the future generations.
Let’s show, how many of us care about the planet, share ideas and create a little community of change makers!
Introducing Rachel from https://www.racheldowning.co.uk
What or who inspired you to make changes towards a greener lifestyle?
Do you have any favourite site or person you follow for inspiration?
David Attenbourough probably! But there are so many blogs dedicated to living a greener life! Also there’s so many things on Pinterest that give good tips about living a greener lifestyle.
What aspects of being an environmentally friendly family did you tackle so far? (Reducing plastic, planet friendly diet, up cycling things etc…)Reducing plastic, upclying, donating unwanted things to charity
What are the changes that you implemented so far?
Did you find it hard to make these changes?
What was the hardest thing to give up or change?
My children can be picky eaters so trying to encourage new foods can be challenging! But I’m hoping that by introducing a few meat-free meals a week, we’re helping the environment.
And what was the easiest thing to give up or change?
Do you feel the changes you achieved so far are encouraging you to do even more?
How do you get the children involved?
Also my daughter helps me take our recycling outside. I ask her what she thinks goes in each bin (we have one for recycling, one for garden & food waste and one for general waste) and 9/10 she tells me correctly!