Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Now is the time to go green

Time flies when you're having fun and the last few weeks have been fantastic. We've had loads of visitors, took a trip to the coast and I've written eight more chapters of my novel. What's more, the sun has just kept on shining!

I've been learning a lot in the course of writing my book. Most works of fiction involve some research and with a central character deeply committed to saving the planet, there has been a lot to find out about. Staggering statistics about the amount of waste we throw away each year (around 600kg per person in France, more in the U.K) and how much energy we could save if we switched everything off stand by (around 10%) have heightened my awareness. I'm now fervently switching things off, avoiding packaging and plastic bags whilst trying not to be too boring about the whole thing.

This bbc site is brilliant for getting you thinking and offers a plethora of ideas for tiny changes we can make that together could make a huge difference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bloom/ - one of the other up sides of going green in the current cash strapped climate is that it actually saves you money! Now, there's an incentive............

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