Who would have thought that going shopping at Mother's Market would send me flooding into my past. When I had tried to leave there was some Green Peace people trying to boost memberships. All of a sudden I was back in the early 2000's with to little toddlers. Wide eyed and idealistic. Very much into Mother Earth News and a complete "Greeny" before it was coined or popular. I remember researching composting toilets for our mountain home. That was until I had my wake up call. Actually two wake up calls. The first one was a Green Party runner calling and talking with me for his support, just to tell me that maybe I should run because I seemed more knowledgeable. He wasn't being snotty, but honest. I was so applaud that someone who knew less than I would even run! The second time (not even a week apart) was when Green Peace called to raise funds to help get a big wig out of a foreign land where he was being tried for killing other diplomats! Holly SH@#T! They have Peace right in their name! So being a good homeschooler and greeny, I researched what happened. I cancelled my Green Peace membership and didn't look back. That is until this well meaning person in front of Mother's started talking to me. My reply to this well meaning man all of about 23 years of age was, "I'm an ex member. Looking into the happenings in your organization in the early 2000's and see what violence you find." He just looked at me with his mouth wide open.
I truly think if I had shared my experience it wouldn't have the same effect, as him finding it out for himself. Back in my wide eyed, blissful, idealistic days, I would have shrugged a person off thinking, they had a bad experience and mine would be different.
I still keep up to date with all the "green" stuff. Now it is more about not being wasteful and saving people money than saving the planet for me though. I still would love to be a part of building one of those cob houses in AZ! I just think it would be so fun and freeing to mold into your walls nooks, fireplaces, and any kind of decoration or seating! With all this background, no wonder I became a Green Certified Realtor. :)
Tuesday, August 3, 2010