But things aren’t totally lost…

I have to post this just to balance things out…

This is the meadow that lives on the roof of the Mountain Equipment Co-Op building. It’s a self-sustaining meadow (they bring in gardeners about once a year to get rid of any trees that think they can grow up there.) If more buildings put a meadow on their roof, the smog levels would drop dramatically. If more people didn’t drive downtown, the smog levels would drop dramatically. If more people would be efficient and think about things when cooling their homes and businesses, there would be way less energy consumption and smog. And if Mirvish could be bothered to recycle their programs, or maybe print them on recycled paper because nine tenths of them get thrown on the floor of the theatre anyhow…. bastards. They ignore me, much like almost everyone else.

Anyhow. Pretty meadow downtown. That is all.

2 Comments

  • testytree

    June 15, 2004 at 6:12 pm

    I had no idea about this meadow. What a great idea! I also had no idea Mirvish didn recycle or even use recycled paper…that’s insane! How big of a deal is it to put a recycle bin in the lobby?! Or even on the sidwalk outside..

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      June 15, 2004 at 9:57 pm

      They can’t be bothered to do something like that, it seems. I’ve brought it up with management a few times, but nothing ever gets done. They don’t even have recycling for the glass and plastic drink bottles and cups they use for refreshments in the theatre, and they go through a lot of those… plus we stuff usually around 3 (sometimes more) pieces of non-recycled paper into about 1400 program books per day (twice that on Wednesdays and Sundays) which mostly end up on the floor of the theatre after the show. It disgusts me, but the ushering staff is lower than dirt generally, so no one cares what we say. I think the only thing that might get them to change is if patrons made it a huge issue. Or maybe if they could be reported somewhere to someone, but I don’t think there’s anyone you can report that sort of thing to.