I hope to one day act and shop as mindfully as this woman sounds in this post :)
Ever since a middle school assembly, I’ve been passionate about the environment. I remember very little about the presentation itself, except the feeling of shock that the world was going to hell in a handbasket and none of the grownups I knew seemed very alarmed.
After reading 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth in high school, I pestered my parents to install a water-saving faucet in the shower. I badgered classmates for contributions to buy an acre of rainforest in the Amazon.
In college I joined an environmental group. Let’s just say that the University of South Carolina in 1992 was not exactly a hotbed of political activism. Hootie and the Blowfish, yes. Reusable coffee mugs, not so much. Though I met like-minded souls (who turned into lifelong friends), I got frustrated with our lack of progress, quit the group, and dated a musician instead.
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