Green family featured on GMTV

PUBLISHED: 14:45 25 April 2007 | UPDATED: 22:44 28 May 2010

The Green family who live in Green Street

The Green family who live in Green Street

A MARCH family is hoping they will be the inspiration for millions of people across the country after being featured on GMTV in their bid to become more environmentally friendly. Film crews have been at the Green family home, in Green Street, throughout t

A MARCH family is hoping they will be the inspiration for millions of people across the country after being featured on GMTV in their bid to become more environmentally friendly.

Film crews have been at the Green family home, in Green Street, throughout the week showing off the green methods they have been taught.

They have been given blanket covers to put on boilers, energy saving lightbulbs and a 'bye-bye standby' system which turns off equipment which is left on standby.

Husband and wife Darren and Rachel Green have also been taught how to drive more economically, skipping gears to save fuel and turning the engine off at traffic lights if you are going to be stationary for more than 10 seconds.

Mrs Green has also been taken around Sainsbury's by film crews and taught to buy British produce instead of food shipped thousands of miles by aircraft or ferry.

She said: "We were not too bad when it comes to recycling but there are things we did not know like leaving electrical appliances, like kettles and mobile phone chargers, turned on at the mains wastes electricity.

"We are glad we have done it because we are helping ourselves and many others by giving them advice they might not know."

The Greens, who have three children Luke, Samuel and Alicia, were set to make their live debut on GMTV on Monday morning, but a problem with a satellite van meant they could not do so until Wednesday.

Part of the week-long feature has also seen the team fly out to Germany to show how advanced the country is at being eco-friendly, and visit a wildlife centre which is home to some hedgehogs born early because of global warming.

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