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Sunday, May 07, 2006

SPECIAL: Swansea Editor

OK here is the official City Hippy welcome to Ella (Organic Jac blogger and previously editor of Hippyshopper), our new Swansea editor (that's in Wales folks). Ella is, by day, a Probation Officer who has tried to be a little greener after studying waste management and having her son. She tells me she dreams of being an eco-entrepreneur much to the bemusement of her not so hippy husband.

For each editor we will ask the following questions as a welcome and intro. We have had a great response to our call for editors and will be rolling out more city editors in the coming days and weeks. Enjoy.

CityHippy: Hi Ella, where are you from?

Ella: I was born, raised and have always lived in Swansea - excepting a few months working at a children's camp in the US. I even only managed to get as far as Cardiff for University!

CH: What actually inspired you to be green and start making changes?

Ella: My son inspires me to be green - for my family to have a happy and healthy future.

CH: What is the one thing you do that you are proud of doing?

Ella: Being a mum is my most challenging and proudest role. I'm really grateful for my support network - my family and the girls from the local National Childbirth Trust.

CH: What is the one thing you wish you could do?

Ella: I wish I could be waste neutral and buy less stuff generally.

CH: What is the one thing you wish everyone in the world did differently?

Ella: Consider food miles - buy local produce.

CH: What is your dream job?

Ella: To be an eco-entrepreneur or spend more time developing my writing. Plus be able to have plenty of spare time to spent with my son.

CH: What is your favourite way to relax?

Ella: Going for walk along Swansea and Gower coastline.

CH: Why is the world a mess and what do you think we can do about it?

Ella: Selfishness, materialism and wastefulness. I'm certainly not saint in this respect but if only everyone would just make a few small changes for the greater greener good - even if its just the 3 R's - reduce, reuse and recycle. Unfortunately that's just a very small part of the world's mess, but you've gotta start somewhere.

CH: Great stuff Ella, we are sure you are gonna have fun writing for us. Glad to have Swansea & Wales represented.

Ella: Thanks Al, am very excited. Hope you all enjoy my blogging.



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