A Ray of Sunshine
Recently I was shopping at Whole Foods (while charging my car, of course) and met a delightful little person. Daniella is a journalism major at UF and takes great pride in being the ultimate “Eco-Freak”. There she was filling her glass containers with dried goods (nuts, oats, lentils, etc.). Afterwards she goes to the cashier who weighs her jars, subtracts the weight of the container (tare weight) and charges her accordingly. We talked about all things green. She apologized because she found it impossible to compost in . . .
HER DORM ROOM!!
I suggested she find a fellow eco-freak that composts, possibly a campus employee, then make arrangements to give them her green garbage. I have similar arrangements with a number of people. Someone’s always pulling up in my yard to drop off garbage. Her one disappointment in this shopping trip was that Whole Foods did not carry loose tea. Tea bags involve unnecessary processing. The girl’s a Green Saint!
She said it was okay to publicize our meeting here in my blog.
Wow! I wish everyone was like her. We’ve got a long way to go, folks.
After saying “good-bye” to Daniella I ran into Amanda, a former student who works at Whole Foods. She knows me and my green ways and was impressed with the little person I just described. Amanda said, “You two should represent a new normal.” It’s a start, folks, if we’re gonna save the Earth.