25 August 2014
Where are they now: Our April 2014 Winner
This month at Sustainababy it's all about being Eco Inspirational, as we are celebrate 12 months of Eco Challenge success stories. In this series, Where are they now, we are catching up with our previous challenge winners to find out what they are up to.
Meet Sharyn Williams, the mum of two beautiful children under the age of six and living on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Sharyn was the joint winner of the April “Our tap water is extraordinary” Eco Challenge. It was great to hear what is next on Sharyn’s Eco ‘to do’ list!
Sustainababy: What made you decide to participate in the Sustainababy Eco Challenge?
Sharyn: I have been on an "eco" journey for quite a few years now and I love connecting with like-minded people. I am always looking at ways to see how I can improve on living "eco" and by participating in the monthly Sustainababy eco challenges it gives me new ideas and helps me to improve my "eco" life.
SB: What was the biggest challenge to overcome during your Eco Challenge?
SW: For the specific eco challenge I won, the biggest challenge was to stop buying soda water - even though we only had soda water once a week, it was still something I wanted to stop. The eco challenge gave me incentive to do this. Since this challenge we have not consumed any soda water at all.
SB: Do you have a favourite eco quote or song lyric?
SW: I love "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ― Margaret Mead
SB: Ooooh, this is one of my favourites as well! What changes have you continued with?
SW: All changes I have made from all the eco challenges I have continued with - they are a way of life and once I start doing them it becomes part of our way of life.
SB: What is your biggest eco challenge currently?
SW: Trying to figure out what "eco" building materials we can use to fix parts of our house (when things needs replacing/redoing etc).
SB: Sounds like you need to connect with Ali Thompson ;) What eco projects have you completed since you started completing Sustainababy's monthly eco challenges?
SW: Quite a lot actually - lots and lots of little projects/changes. For example, even though i already made a lot of our food from scratch I have begun to make my own sourdough bread. I have also de-cluttered (but still want to de-clutter further).
SB: What eco projects are on your 'to do' list?
SW: I still want to de-clutter more over time - for me it will be a long-term project I think. I also want to make even more food from scratch such as crackers etc. My ultimate fantasy big dream eco project is to one day build our own little eco sustainable house - I don’t know if it will happen but it is on my dream list :)
SB: Would you recommend participating in the eco challenge to others?
SW: For sure - I often "eco" talk to my friends and family telling them what I do, what they can do etc - they don’t always listen/do what I say (ha ha) but at least I am trying. Maybe if I can get them to participate in these challenges they will start doing a bit more :)
If you would like to get involved with the Sustainababy Be Eco Inspirational Eco Challenge this month, you can read all the details here.