This past Friday as my daughter and I left our downtown bookstore I spotted a young volunteer with a clipboard. Now, I'm involved, I believe in walking my talk, and yet when I saw that clipboard I veered off to the right (how Freudian) in order to not be spotted.
Luckily for me, Brenna hailed me down. Turns out she was visiting our sleepy burg on behalf of Greenpeace. Wow, haven't thought about them for awhile - I'm all NRDC, WeCanSolveIt.org, solar, geothermal.........
After we spoke, I happily pledged my $15 and signed on as a sticker sporting Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior and then came home. This morning while cleaning out my bag I came across the pamphlet I'd received and decided, yeah, I'll write about Greenpeace, see what they're up to now.
There's plenty of material on YouTube and the video above is a great trip into history - remember when those people put their lives in danger to protect whales, seals, oceans, forests, you and me? I do.
So, while you and I are making our uncomfortable and inconvenient sustainable lifestyle choices, let's remember two things:
The early pioneers of Greenpeace and
Doing a little is more fulfilling than thinking that a little won't matter.