|Beautiful poppies along the road to the Seymour Center.|
On the bus ride home, I started reading her book (which I bought and had her sign!), and I can already tell it's going to be not only informative and inspiring, but funny and real. She is a real person doing something that any of us could do if we only stuck with it and kept our reasons alive. I'm inspired by the work she's done, and I really hope that her book takes off and helps to change people's minds about their relationship to plastic.
I've already decided that I'm definitely doing her challenge to become more aware of what kinds of plastics I come into contact with everyday, where I can reduce my consumption of them, and how I can find alternatives to plastic. I already started taking pictures of my plastic and plastic-related interactions, starting with the Cold Stone sorbet I bought downtown. The paper cup has a plastic lining on the inside, and the spoon of course is plastic. I'll reuse the spoon until it breaks, and I'll start carrying my own silverware around for those times that I need it.
I plan on writing a more comprehensive article about the presentation and about what Beth is doing for the Sustainability Office newsletter, and since my homework did not get done today yet, I am a little short on time right now. But you can find out more about what awesome work she has been doing at her blog, http://myplasticfreelife.com/, and be on the lookout for a future post with the write-up I'm doing for the newsletter.
Thanks for reading!