“Going Turquoise:” Just a girl and her compost bin

The past few years, I have started to be more environmentally conscious. Some people call this “going green.”  Because I can’t fully commit to this “green” lifestyle, I like to think of myself as turquoise.  It’s greenish and for me it means doing what I can, the best I can.  I’m not a dirty hippie yet, but I’m not ruling it out as a future possibility.

I recently started participating in a  sustainability program hosted by the city I live in. It’s a great program that offers classes on gardening, water conservation and energy-saving practices.  If you think this sounds incredibly boring and dorky for a 30-year-old’s pastime, I don’t think you’re alone in your assessment of the situation.   I say this because, of the 20 or so people attending these workshops, only one is NOT holding an AARP card.

And that one is me.

I was feeling a little out of place until I fixed the frozen PowerPoint presentation during a workshop and got a standing ovation….Nailed it. Continue reading