Sunday, April 08, 2007

THE QUEEN HELPING TO SAVE THE PLANET


The Queen has hired a team of consultants to carry out a detailed audit of the carbon emissions at her official residences, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyroodhouse. A spokesman said that the royal household had been taking “environmental measures” for the past 10 years but this was the first time an audit had been done. As part of these measures, all vehicles of state used by Her Majesty have already been converted to run on LPG (liquid petroleum gas). It’s nice to see the Queen doing her bit to save the planet and setting a good example to the rest of us and to the other members of the royal family.

5 comments:

Janey Loree said...

This is awesome! We are working on our "International Friends" paper doll from England. Her name is Queenie and while doing research on your queen found out that she is monarch to more countries than I realized!!

If I may ask, what is a traditional musical instrument for England? And how is the "English Rose" colored? We read that it is red and white, but is it white with red tips, red with white tips or ???

One more thing, what is a famous English butterfly?

Hope your Easter was peaceful!!!

Janey Loree said...

This is awesome! We are working on our "International Friends" paper doll from England. Her name is Queenie and while doing research on your queen found out that she is monarch to more countries than I realized!!

If I may ask, what is a traditional musical instrument for England? And how is the "English Rose" colored? We read that it is red and white, but is it white with red tips, red with white tips or ???

One more thing, what is a famous English butterfly?

Hope your Easter was peaceful!!!

Jackie said...

Glad to see that. Charles has always been good that way so he is probably what started here thinking about it.

Really enjoyed the movie "The Queen".
Loved the bit at Balmoral as we all know that she is happiest when there and will also make the public realize she isn't just a Queen in an ivory tower.

Naomi said...

Hi Janey

Will e-mail you separately with some answers on this - may even do a post as well depending how the time goes this week!

Naomi said...

Hello again Jackie

Just watched The Queen on dvd this weekend. It was excellent and I also think it shows the public she's human just like the rest of us. Great movie. I'm sure it was Charles who encouraged his mother on her green path.