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name: Thomasina Miers
occupation: Cook
place of residence: London

Thomasina Miers - restaurateur, food writer, TV presenter and winner of BBC TV's 'MasterChef' -  is a lifelong environmental campaigner and has a bone to pick with plastic bags and the UK's third world rail service.


1. What is the greenest thing you have done?
Managed to get my restaurant, Wahaca, in Covent Garden, recycling all our waste including food for compost.  Doing the same at home.

2. How do you get about from A - B?
By bicycle.

3. Do you have an eco-hero?
I do admire Zac Goldsmith for the way he has put green issues on the agenda and in the public arena.

5. Where's your favourite place to holiday or get away to in the UK?
I love the green hills of Wales.

6. If you were Prime Minister for the day, what one green decision would you make?
Charging for plastic bags is a no-brainer.  Better waste management would be good.  Better trains is essential for getting people off the road - how can we have such a third-world rail system still?

7. Is green the new black?
Haven’t you been reading the papers recently?

8. When was the last time you used the words ‘climate change’?
I’ve been using them incessantly since I was about six.

8. Have you personally witnessed any evidence of climate change?
Yes - we had blossom on the trees in December!

8. What is your guiltiest green secret?
Drought on my travels in Spain, fishermen everywhere talking about morphed fish, flooding in Britain, flooding in India and positively, more chile growing in the UK.

10. Complete this sentence: ‘We are living in…’ 
A doomed planet, but you’ve gotta have a go at making it better or you may as well give up now.


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