Veggie Voyagers

Couple travelled 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces between 7/07 and 5/08 running their 1987 Ford truck on straight veggie oil. The blog continues with a focus on the natural world and energy politics from a personal perspective

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Now the rains

The rains have returned and with it the obvious. I just cleaned out this ditch a month ago and now it is full of plastic crap again. We are using our creeks and waterways for garbage disposal. The language on our new General Plan is too lofty and not concrete enough about how to stop this problem. You can say you want to save pristine places but then you have to implement a logical plan... Meanwhile, the Greenline is safe again for a little while and we have one less stressor.
This odd photo is of Jessica's amazing dunn colored dreds contrasting so beautifully with the tree, the chain and her little bag. We did a joint press conference-- to Save the Greenline and Vote NO on Prop 23, to save our energy future and she chained herself to the tree until 100 people registered to vote on the last day to register. Of course I fretted about her comfort but that many people were rapidly registered on campus.

We've worked hard these last two weeks with door to door, and hours of voter reg followed by the last minute General Plan contributions, the annual dinner celebrating 50 years of peace and justice work and the Peace and Justice Center, and for me today, the free breast screening day at North State Imaging (50 clinical breast exams in 9 hours for my all time recond of exams in a day. May all the women be spared from Cancer diagnoses!)
On a whim last weekend we purchased a foldable electric bike which I think will be good if and when we need it. It goes 20 mph and 30 miles on a 4 hour charge and is very fun to ride. We bought it used and here it is with our political picks:

Lastly, I found out last weekend that my dear nephew Danny has eloped with the woman he loves, Priya. I am so happy for them and look forward to meeting her. The last time I saw my brother and his family was three years ago on the Veggie Voyage in North Georgia--- Here's to the success and strength of young love. Love and Support to them both!


At October 27, 2010 at 8:44 PM , Blogger Bob Campbell said...

It's been awhile since I last dropped in to read about your lives. Nice post! I always enjoy hearing about your day.


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