the first earth day,
and here i'm dating myself f'real,
happened the year i graduated from
college. it was very much
a grass roots event.
so today i cashed in on
of earth day. the three companies
responsible for this eco-promotional
largesse didn't even exist on april 22, 1970.
my day began at starbucks (ca. 1971, seattle).
brought my travel mug for free coffee.
tastes better that way.
on to origins (ca. 1990, nyc)
where i turned in an empty cosmetics
container and received
a full size antioxidant cleanser called
'a perfect world'
at whole foods (ca.1980, austin)
bastion of all things organic they
proffered an appealing reusable tote -
recycled plastic i suspect - to carry my
groceries. especially nice since the straps
are long enough for my shoulder.
we've come a long way, baby.
what a long strange trip it's been.
take your pick