Monday, October 12, 2009

Green Streets

I have just joined "Green Streets" and to my delight have found two others in our street who are also taking part.

You go on to the website answer a few questions about how you live eg: how many times per week your family uses public transport, how much non recyclable waste you put out each week, whether you grow your own food, etc etc all the things we are doing anyway. From there you get a score and the aim is to lower the score.

Check it out and let me know what you think. I love the idea of being publicly accountable....for example I answered the question about the rubbish and put down we have about half a bin full each week - that was rubbish day and guess what?? The boys had cleaned their room so there was a mass of stuff in the bin - rahter than put it out and have the neighbours see I had lied I went through the bin added what I could to the recycling, grabbed some clothes for rags, used some of the plastic bottles as planters for the seedlings and it eventually came down to half a bin - then I went back in the house had another quick shower got changed into a fresh set of work clothes and drove like a maniac to get the boys to school on time!!!!! So I saved half a bin of rubbish from landfill, used another 50 litres of water for the shower washed another set of clothes and used a bucket load of petrol speeding.........

Next week I check the bin out on Tuesday afternoon, not on the way to the car for work!!!!!!

Seriously though I wouldn't have done that if I hadn't just filled in the survey and knew that my neighbours would be driving past..accountability it is a great thing.

Have a look at it here................



joolzmac said...

Hi DaisyMum

Er, the less said about Bathurst, the better. Very sore point in our household! I was actually going to say something smart in that post, directed at Daisyson - so glad I kept my gob shut! I am gracious in defeat! Lol!

Cheers - Joolz :D

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, should your number be picked, I will send to Australia. I meant to put in the post that I would ship everywhere and totally forgot!

I see Rhonda Jean's blog on your sidebar - I love her blog and read it every day!


Cathy said...

Hello DaisyMum
Sounds like an interesting exercise - will have to take a look at that site some time today
Bet the boys thought they were doing you a favour by cleaning the room - Did they know about the survey and I wonder if they understood your antics at the bin.
Take care

The Old Dairy said...

You really are a crack-up!!!!I can see your place 6mths from now crap every where because you can't have more than half a bin of eeemmmm won't even go public as to how much I through away.....
Hugs Mandy

Tracey McBride said...

Hello Daisy Mum!

It was sooo lovely to hear from you. I have been very busy this year and haven't been blessed with the time (nor the computer :) to browse and comment as I did in the past. Even so, I am so happy to catch up on your charming blog and will be looking at the concept behind "greenstreets". Am wondering if it is in the U.S. as well. I'm off to find out! More soon my kind friend.
God Bless.
P. S. I do not know why my posts weren't/don't show up as being updated. You're not the only one having troubles, a few other subscribers tell me it doesn't update in google for months. I post fairly often's a mystery!

diatpillen said...

That's a nice post. This one sounds like an interesting exercise!