I love the natural world. The complexity and beauty of it never ceases to amaze and delight me but in recent years my pleasure in it has become marred by sadness and frustration. Witnessing the destruction of our planet is heart-breaking and never was this feeling more acute than after watching David Attenborough’s documentary ‘My Life on Our Planet’. I lay awake that night and thought to myself ‘there are lots of things that I can’t do to help, but what can I do?’
I knew I wasn’t going to go vegan overnight or join a protest group, but I was going to do something that would help the environment and make me feel better. I thought it would be good to do things as a community so we could encourage each other, and I wanted to be able to launch a website where we could all register our positive actions on a counter of some sort, to give us a sense of progress.
I also thought that it would be helpful if we could provide information on living a more eco-conscious life; somewhere people, like me, could go for inspiration and motivation. So, this is how the idea for the One Positive Change initiative was formed.
If you think you’d like to join in, then please consider registering and trying out a challenge or two. I can assure you that you do not have to live in a house cloaked in solar panels, eat only home-grown vegetables or wear clothes you made yourself from Grandad’s unravelled jumpers – we certainly don’t…not yet anyway!
Many of my friends and family have contributed thoughts, ideas and their support to this project, for which I am extremely grateful, in particular, my Dad, Andy, Avril and Sarah. I owe special thanks to my husband, Glenn, for his invaluable marketing advice and graphic design skills. My sister, Natalie, for her writing and editing, and stalwart support through all the stages of planning. And to my children, Brook and Hazel who, not only have to talk to the back of my head, while I sit at my computer endlessly researching and planning but are guinea pigs while I experiment to find the best plant-based eats for our recipe pages! Last but not least, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at Eldo Web Design who created our fantastic website and helped make my idea a reality.
Every one of us can do our part for our planet. If you’re as passionate as us about making a difference, sign up now and make your One Positive Change!
It’s totally free, you’re not committing to anything and we don’t share your details with anyone else.