This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Be a Yes!
I was blown away the other day, I was expecting the worst, and was shocked to hear an answer I so wanted to hear. Let me explain. I am obsessed with this food stand at our local farmers market. They serve the best veggie coconut curry ever. The downside was it was served in styrofoam. Well that was a bit off putting for me. So I asked the guy working as I was walking by if I brought my own container would he still be able to serve me. Expecting a big fat NO or that is against some sort of stupid regulations, instead I got a big fat YES! How thrilling to hear a yes every once in a while. And not only that but I was told many people do it that way, oh there is power in numbers! And so hear we come full circle back to Leftover Love, the incentive: the delicious curry (in moderation of course, for no other reason than my wallets sake) and the perk is not having guilt of throwing styrofoam into the landfill. I am telling you this can totally work, we just have to work together. The win for the food stand is, as the gentleman serving me mentioned, that he knows the spoon/serving size so he can charge me accordingly without having to use his containers as a form of measurement, and he mentioned he does not have to use his containers!!! (Not sure what it is called in writing when you repeat yourself, but thought it would help drive the point home) that the gentleman realized the cost savings when he does not have to use his containers (did I say that already).
So go out there, ask questions, you may actually get the answer you want, and be a yes (as my old yoga studio used to say) it may surprise you have effective being positive can be.