The day the wind was at its greatest was the day my Environmental Biology class went to tour the wastewater treatment plant. That may have been a blessing in disguise. Nonetheless, a large majority of the young students found the fragrance overwhelming.
I am beginning to realize how fortunate I am to be able to exchange ideas regularly with those half my age. The best part is that since they don't really know me, I think they're a bit more honest and open. Wonder why we speak more freely to those we barely know?
One young lady wore sandals, even though the wind was gusting 25 mph from the north. Being maternal and outspoken, I asked her if she had thought the day was going to be warmer. She explained that her boots had come apart and the gorilla glue she applied the night before hadn't done the job she had hoped. I can't imagine having no more than 2 pair of shoes. But, really... just how many pairs of shoes do we need? I think most of us have far more than necessary, don't we?
This class has me thinking a great deal about our excessive lifestyle. I'm talking mine and yours, too. How did we become such a nation of waste and abuse?
JB says I'm very reminiscent of a born-again Christian, in that I am very free with all this newfound information. But what good is knowledge, if it can't be shared?
I'm just starting to really research which products are more environmentally friendly than others and which companies have the most respect for Mother Nature.
I'll keep you posted as to what I find out and I would really appreciate it if you would share any relative information as well. For now, I know I will continue boycotting Walmart and will be doing my shopping at Target.
I have a conscience and I'm thinking there are a lot of others who do as well.