For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to save the planet. When I was 10 years old, which was around the time Free Willy was released in theaters, I got a group (and, by group, I mean one other girl in my class) together to create a “Save the Whales” club. It wasn’t before long that this little club of ours disbanded. But, I’m sure you could have guessed that when the driving force behind it was two 10 year old girls who couldn’t keep their eyes dry during their environmental presentation.
I grew up in a home with a “Green Certified” architect of a mother who would take my sisters and I to our local recycling plant to see how recyclables were processed. Turning off the lights when we weren’t using them to avoid wasting energy meant more to her than saving a few bucks on electricity.