Wednesday, June 6, 2007

low impact week day six: plastic-free!

hooray! you know, it's not so hard. you just bring bags with you to the store and shop in bulk. seems simple enough. why can't i do it all the time? it's cheap, too. i got 8 oz. of organic lotion from the bulk section for $2. come on. that's very reasonable. also got a smoothie from a shop that usually only gives out styrofoam cups by asking for a cup "for here." the girl thought i was weird, but that didn't bother me. what bothered me was paying four bucks for 16 oz. of overly-sweet smoothie, when i'd rather just have 8-12 oz. too big! a chatty fellow gardener invited me to a potluck for the center for sustainable living this saturday. if i can remember, i'll try to make it and learn a little more about what they do. apparently, it's an umbrella organization. one of those organizations is BTOP, or, bloomington transportation options for people, which is smack dab in the middle of the biggest bloomington controversy right now. it involves a parking garage. i can't get that excited about parking garages, but the BTOP people are very nice! we had a conversation at the step it up! event about asking for sidewalks. girl can't walk in a ditch.

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