At last I can share my good news with you all.
I’ve been sworn to secrecy for three weeks now and I can tell you, I’ve felt like a child waiting for Christmas!
Today my friends, I have been officially named a “Point of Light”!
The Points of Light Award is given by the Prime Minister and recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making positive changes in their communities.
Essentially this is a way of the Prime Minister saying ‘thank you’ for someone’s voluntary service. And the hope is that by shining a light on the volunteering I’ve done for sharing the Zero Waste message, they can inspire others to volunteer.
In a personally signed letter, Prime Minister Theresa May wrote:
“Zero Waste Week is inspiring people around the world to dramatically reduce the waste they create for good. By sharing your own experiences as a family and suggesting simple ways people can recycle and reuse you are making it easy and fun for as many people as possible to get involved in your important campaign.”
But you know, without you, there would be no Zero Waste Week campaign. It’s your enthusiasm, passion and energy that drives this campaign forward. It’s your desire to preserve resources and secure a healthy, safe planet that increases the reach of this campaign year on year.
So thank YOU for being here, reading the blog, signing up to the newsletter, joining me on Facebook, engaging with me on Twitter and sending me daily emails sharing your celebrations and successes. We’re all Points of Light towards a brighter, less wasteful future.