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Reading discussion "Introduce Yourself" - Join this discussion / 18 comment(s)
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Introduce yourself here, tell us about how you found ecolocal, any problems you've run into and how you want to 'green' up your life.

I'll go first - I'm Duncan and I built the site with my wife Jane simply because there wasn't anything like this online at the time.

Come on, don't be shy, say hello to everyone :D


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  1. Re: Introduce Yourself by Hasti, 845 days ago

    HI, my name is Sally.

    It's great that you set up this site. I have already found out things out that may have taken lot longer to come across.

    It is important that this kind of communication is taking place, and I believe that this 'portal' will be called upon to provide a wealth of knowledge and play an important part in the understanding of related issues that will be faced in the future.

    I am glad to be a pert of it.

    As for my expertise, I am just beginning to understand the power of the internet and its applications, in relation to having what Dan Gilmour describes in his book WE THE MEDIA: GRASSROOTS JOURNALISM 'as the global conversation that is taking place now. '

    I will talk more of that later.

    Lets keep on communicating in ways that benefit not just the 'converted' but 'the unconverted'.

    Thank you.

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    1. Re: Re: Introduce Yourself by duncan, 845 days ago

      Hello Sally, welcome to ecolocal!

      It's great that you mentioned 'We the media', I read parts of it ages ago and always meant to read it properly - consider me reminded. Talking of the power of the internet, we've certainly experienced that here. From time to time certain articles bring in a lot of new users to the site and it's interesting to see how comments on this site propgate around the web, sometimes over a relatively long period of time, too.

      And as for "communicating in ways that benefit the unconverted", well that might just end up co-opted as the unoffical logo of this site too - it's my new favourite phrase :D

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      1. Re: Re: Re: Introduce Yourself by shinningstar, 843 days ago


        Nice meeting you all! Shinningstar is my name. As I walked in an endless road of knowledge, as I gazed to the unreachable sky of intellect, there's only one thing that is suited in my unsatisfied mind to discover the undiscovered. And I'm very proud of my simple invention. Using scraps material, recycled it and make it a new product. It's one way of helping the environment. Lets have fun in this forum.

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        1. Re: Re: Re: Re: Introduce Yourself by Anonymous, 700 days ago

          dont i recognise you from living- foods.com/ i was the guy that didnt drink liquids

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  2. Re: Introduce Yourself by Anonymous, 731 days ago

    Hi my name is Rosie and I'd like to tell you about www.greenunion.co.uk - our exciting, new comprehensive and up-to-date online green wedding resource covering the whole of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    This green, eco friendly wedding website will help with everything a couple needs to know about planning stylish, sustainable, eco weddings and celebrations without compromising on quality or design. Our comprehensive resource of products and services from hats to honeymoons, and cakes to carriages, will help every eco chic bride and groom plan a healthy, happy and green wedding day.

    Check out this only truly comprehensive ethical wedding directory with advice and tips for gorgeous green weddings.

    We're searching for partners throughout the UK and Ireland, so do get in touch if you think your business has a synergy with GreenUnion.

    Warm wishes to you all!

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  3. Re: Introduce Yourself by Anonymous, 703 days ago

    My name is Evie. I am really enjoying the wealth of information on this site.
    Living healthier and greener has been a long time passion of mine!
    If interested, visit my website sometime.....
    www.EviesEarth.com (we will be updating it this weekend and adding more content)

    Hope to get to know all of you better!

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    1. Re: Re: Introduce Yourself by EviesEarth, 703 days ago

      I am Evie. I just posted above. I was having a great time looking around the site that I forgot to register!

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  4. Re: Introduce Yourself by ecosrights, 702 days ago

    Welcome on board Evie. It's good to have new members.

    I'll have a good read through the ideas for using vinegar (I use it a lot for removing limescale already - just need something to hide the smell!)

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    1. Re: Re: Introduce Yourself by EviesEarth, 700 days ago

      Yes, the smell can be strong. Something you could do to help a little-add some essential oils to the vinegar. Of course it will not completely mask the odor, but it helps!

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  5. pesticides are killing us by Anonymous, 700 days ago

    living next to fields is like living in the killing fields.Defra say spraying is safe- well they dont live near fields.There needs to be a mass class action against pesticide industry and the distrunction of lives its responsible for.

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  6. Re: Introduce Yourself by Jo67, 417 days ago

    Hello - my name is Jo and I'm a mummy to 3 girls Daisy (8), Polly (6) and Rosie (2). In my former life (pre-girls) I worked in the fashion industry. Now I need more flexible work, so I've set up my own business Kite Kids. Having a family has developed my awareness and sensitivity to all things environmental - the thought of them inheriting a planet in real ecological crisis fills me with horror! So my business is 100% ecological - I sell organic cotton casual clothes for kids. It's funky, original and ideal for our local surfing and beachy fraternity downn here in Poole. Why not take a look at www.kite-kids.co.uk. I think your site looks really interesting and I hope to learn lots by using it - a really useful tool, what a good idea!

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  7. Re: Introduce Yourself by TicklyToes, 392 days ago

    Hi, I'm Liz - wahm to 3 small children in sunny Cornwall. I found eco-local while looking for home renovation information - we have a 3 bedroom victorian house which will keep us busy for many years to come!
    If you're interested, you can find my business site here TicklyToes

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  8. Re: Introduce Yourself by kaitun, 231 days ago

    Hi I am Hayley.
    I opened my shop in Warwick in August 2007 and my website followed in March this year. I am very new to this, and this website is great.

    I have completely trained myself on websites and the internet - so as can see I am very new and not very good!!!

    Thanks Hayley

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  9. Re: Introduce Yourself by kaitun, 231 days ago

    Hi I am Hayley,
    I have a 4 year old boy and my website http://www.hayleysgreen.co.uk has been going since march this year. Take a look, I sell creative products from recycled goods. My background is primarily waste management, however I now work with children who have special educational needs and of course my shop.

    Thanks Hayley x

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    1. Re: Re: Introduce Yourself by ecosrights, 231 days ago

      Hi Hayley

      Welcome to the site. I'm glad you like it.

      I've just taken a look at your site - I particularly like some of the good old fashioned wooden games. At the moment our 4 year old is playing skittles with toilet roll tubes... may have to upgrade a bit I think!!! :)


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  10. Re: Introduce Yourself by TATOOGIRL, 227 days ago

    Hi, I'm Bev. I recently changed career path from Accounts/Budgets to Energy Management and am interested in anything that can help slow down the damage we are doing to this planet, especially as I have three wonderful grandchildren who I want to be able to play outside in green fields breathing clean air. Having looked at a couple of the sites already there is still a lot more I can do to live "greener" and pass the knowledge onto my children and grandchildren.
    Thanks for such a great site and keep up the good work.

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  11. Re: Introduce Yourself by ArabellaMiller, 159 days ago

    Hi I'm Alison - I found this site while googling around. I really like the layout - it's very clean. I've signed up to the RSS feed too :)
    I manufacture and retail funky organic babies and childrens clothing from my website http://www.arabellamiller.com

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  12. Re: Introduce Yourself by greenwed, 117 days ago

    Hi my name is Zoe and I'd like to tell you about www.thegreenweddingshop.co.uk - our online store specialising in supplying the widest range of eco-friendly wedding products in the UK.

    We have taken on the challenge of sourcing 'green' eco-friendly products including 100% recycled glass champagne flutes, handmade paper photo albums, organic candles, seeded plantable favour boxes and much more!

    Our site is for those organising a wedding or for guests attending one so if you're planning a green wedding or know someone who's tying the knot then please let them know about this site.

    Many thanks!


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