A LARGE, omnivorous family living in a five-bedroom house with four acres of grounds would like to lecture you on protecting the environment.
The Shaw family, who only eat organic food because they can afford to, have decided it would be selfish not to share their wisdom on how to preserve the earth for the next generation with the less-enlightened.
Eleanor Shaw, mother of a brood that collectively consumes 14 hectares of agricultural land a year, said: “It’s all about sustainability.
“You make little sacrifices. For example we’re only planning to go on three long haul holidays a year from now on. It all adds up.
“We’ve turned over a quarter of the garden to growing vegetables – chard, purple kale, butternut squash – and my next car will definitely be electric, once I’ve got the value out of the diesel.”
Husband Tim agreed: “It hurts me more than anyone that our lifestyle is so geared towards mass consumption, but we bought this house in 2011 when green issues weren’t really on anyone’s radar.
“What’s important is that we’ve realised now and that we’re evangelising for a more eco-conscious lives for others. The more we help them, the better we can feel about ourselves.”