NEWS: Poyzer Power
My god this woman is unstoppable. No one is safe. Not even a young affluent couple living in a luxury apartment downtown. They are just like most urbanised people. Comfort and convenience first! Sound familiar? You are not alone!
In tonight's 'NO WASTE LIKE HOME' the Poyzer Panzer challenged them to change their ways and their response was basically:
If recycling takes me an hour and I could do something better with that hour then I am not gonna recycle!
This was going to be a disaster. Their lifestyle was massively challenged by Penney. Surely she had met her match and would fail to convert these two consuming criminals?
These guys blew her targets (water consumption, food miles, landfill waste and so on) out of the water, so to speak. And they loved it...well most of it. No-one's perfect.
At the end of the show they had become active in their own apartment block working with the 180 other apartments to reduce water consumption and working with the building management to get the building greener and recycling more.
They even started writing letters to their local Member of Parliament and even sent one to TONY BLAIR!!!
They were so amazed at how easy it was to be greener and they took to it like ducks to water.
This is what I came away with:
Going green is not expensive.
On the contrary it saves money.
Going green is not difficult.
On the contrary it has never been easier.
Going green is not depressing.
On the contrary it is uplifting.
At the end of the show Penney gave them the money she calculated they had saved and they wanted to take her out to dinner as a thankyou for changing their lives and flushing away their ignorance.
Penney was in tears. What a transformation. Awesome show! Nice one Penney.
Personal lessons learned? We are pretty good at the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle but there is always room for improvement. I need to study our water consumption (dishwasher, bathroom etc) and get it down. Really need to exercise more sense when shopping and get the non-recyclable packaging and the food miles down. Must find a non-supermarket to shop in.
Watch this space.