Sunday, 17 April 2011

Shhhh, you heard it here first

Well, bang goes my life as a random and loose cannon housewife in Suffolk.

I suppose it was a matter of time really.

Yes, I bring you the news that having wandered off the streets of London into yesterday's AGM for the Zero Waste Alliance UK, I found myself wandering back out again as a newly appointed member of the charity's board of directors.

Yes I know.  I'm still in a position of shock too.  There's one thing being random, but give the woman a strategy and goodness knows what'll happen.

However, I'm proud to be joining a board that has such a strong pedigree in the zero waste sector, whose membership includes individuals for whom I've had great respect and admiration since I first discovered their work and achievements several years ago.  My sincere thanks go to the members who invited me to join as well as to the rest of the board who supported the motion.

For those who aren't aware of the Zero Waste Alliance UK (ZWAUK), the organisation is an educational charity that actively promotes innovative resource management to help UK industries, societies and governments achieve realistic objectives for zero waste.   Established in 2002, it has a history of successes as well as key challenges under its belt and it is really exciting to have the chance to contribute towards new opportunities for the alliance to make its mark in drastically reducing the UK's waste output and how residual resources are managed.

I will of course keep you up-to-date with the work of the alliance during the months that follow, but for the moment I am just coming to terms with how I can contain my levels of randomness in light of such new responsibilities.

How exciting is that!

I look forward to sharing further news with you soon.  However, in the meantime, for more information about the work of the charity, please visit



just Gai said...

Congratulations! I couldn't think of a better person for the job.

Emma said...

Good job!

Almost Mrs Average said...

Thanks ladies..your continued support is very much appreciated. Of course, I'll keep you in the loop..there are some exciting things on the table and I'm really looking forward to the next few months ;0)

20somethingmum said...

Congratulations, I'm sure you'll be great at it.

Almost Mrs Average said...

Hi Claire thank you. Do keep your eyes peeled for more news further down the line as it would be great to see the charity's work supported by lots of bloggers too. Thanks for all your support so far ;0)

Karin said...

Congratulations, Karen, and as the others have said, I'm sure you are well suited to the job. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Despairing said...


mrs green @ myzerowaste said...

Wowee, what fantastic news hon - well done you. Couldn't think of a better person to have in the driving seat. Can't wait to see where your adventures take you :)

Master Composter952 said...

great news Karen. Does this mean that Saint's is going to go under?

Almost Mrs Average said...

Thank you everyone. You are brilliant. And Mrs G, I'll be sending you lots of emails for sure lol. Don't worry Master Composter, Saints will be safe...I will need it more than ever to support my thought processes ;0)

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