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Baglady on Radio Ulster 11am SATURDAY

BBC Radio Ulster's  John Toal last interview with Baglady

BBC Radio Ulster’s John Toal last interview with Baglady

Waahoo! Baglady is taking the As Sustainable As Possible message onto Radio Ulster’s John Toal show 11am THIS Saturday. Listen and lets hear what you think!
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Best beams!

wake up world!

come on everybody, time to get moving talking doing, Northern Ireland [hey] has to lead the world

I’m very busy with ASAP, SASAP, MASAP, TASAP and all the other SAPs and we need your help

soon you’ll be hearing the voices of the amazing excellent boys of Lurgan St Paul’s Junior High School. They’re among thousands of schoolpersons speaking out loud and clear now, on environment and sustainability issues. Well done those boys!!

We already have the answers! we just don’t quite realise it. Watch these spaces and feel free to join in wherever you see a space for YOU. Our MLAs are doing it, our MPs, our Mayors, our councils, Limavady, Ballymoney the latest; + our businesses…. and our wonderful local papers – keep reading them, they keep our communities alive.

But you know, we’re all a bit rusty sometimes on what to do, and how, so we’ve all got to help each other.

Shop ASAP with Baglady around Northern Ireland [hey] starting at the Salad Bowl in Omagh. This is a project with EWWR – European Week of Waste Reduction [November 19-27] – get YOUR favourite shop in the picture. ASAP.

Travel ASAP i.e. virtually online with Baglady, sailing from Rome on November 15th. Listen to her/me on John Toal’s Saturday Magazine show, BBC Radio Ulster 10am October 29th. Get inspired. Quick!!

check our ASAP intro film here, NOW and let’s rock Mother earth back onto her axis

Congrats to Mrs Average at the Rubbish Diet!

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Karen says:

The Rubbish Diet blog has been shortlisted for the MediaGuardian Innovation Awards 2009, in the independent media category.

Needless to say I am chuffed to bits…what a fantastic platform to promote the power of household waste reduction and the opportunities for Zero Waste. The awards ceremony will be in March when the winners of each category will be announced.

A huge congrats to Karen. We had the pleasure of meeting her last September on our visit to London. Head over to The Rubbish Diet to read more, and look out for the results late in March at the MediaGuardian Innovation Awards site.

UTV Environment report due soon: Watch This Space

As part of our campaign to move environment right up the agenda in Northern Ireland media, politics and education, Baglady Productions are researching TV coverage of environment issues and actions against climate change in NI.

We intend to take our results, whatever they may be, to politicians and to the public via the media in early 2009.

Fantastic advert!

We can’t say any more, just click play.

via Treehugger

Bags hit the news


Three very high profile pieces of news recently regarding waste and litter. Firstly, we had Anya Hindmarch and We Are What We Do‘s infamous “I Am Not A Plastic Bag“, which over the last few weeks became the must-have item, and threw the reuseable bag squarely into the public eye and the fashion world.

Modbury has achieved the status of Great Britain’s first plastic bag-free town after being inspired by an episode of the BBC nature series Natural World, entitled Message in the Waves. Here’s an excerpt from their shopowners’ open letter to the town:

Dear Modbury Resident,

We, the traders and shopkeepers of Modbury, wish to invite you to help us make Modbury become the first town in the British Isles to be plastic shopping bag free…As you will all be aware Modbury is the last trading town before you reach some of the most beautiful beaches in South Devon. In making this transition we hope you will join us and, together, we can actively demonstrate our responsibility and commitment towards our local environment.


Meanwhile, bestselling author Bill Bryson, nominee for president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has declared his intentions to initiate a major campaign against litter. Bryson said:

Almost everybody who lives in this country loves to go out into the countryside and just be there and walk around in it and enjoy the views and all that greenery and fresh air, and it’s really important that this generation does all it can to preserve that.

It is clear from these 3 events that things are hotting up, and people across the country are realising that it is up to us. WE have to get moving, without waiting for a government to tell us what to do. We can pick up rubbish, say no to plastic bags, save water, save energy and above all, talk to each other about it.

What are you doing? Comment below to tell us.

Sunday Tribune helps celebrate NEEDabag? anniversary

Lewis said she was hopeful that her ambition for a rubbish-free world within 10 years would be successful.

“It’s not just plastic bags, ” she said, “but all kinds of rubbish. Broken political promises, three for the price of two things and all that crap. It’s very urgent.”

Read the full article.

Baglady Hits the Times

The Baglady, who is Irish, has declared she will live the next decade dressed entirely in carrier bags to highlight waste. UK shops give away 17 billion plastic bags every year – 290 each, apparently. (Not my maths.) Indeed, if I keep reading Organic Life, I may go the way of The Baglady…

Read the rest of Kate Muir’s article on the Times’ website.

Speaking together

Elizabeth Davidson

Shirley Lewis the Baglady from the North and Elizabeth Davidson, Green Party candidate for the imminent Dail elections in the South, have warmly welcomed the vote by Sinn Fein to cooperate fully with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and have now called on the leaders of the DUP to respond in the same spirit of moving forward.

‘There is no time left for arguing politics or religion,’ they said. ‘We need to wake up and realise that the future of the whole earth is in danger; and take action accordingly.

Continue reading ‘Speaking together’

Baglady message crosses the water

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In the January issue of Organic Life magazine.

Alan Knight (Sustainable Development Commissioner) begins:

“She might cause trouble”, warns the conference organiser, pointing to a lady striding proudly down the aisle.

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