Here is an example of how you can shine your Light on Darkness, Ignorance, and awaken those who 'slumber' at the hands of 'Those Who Do Not Have Our Best Interest At Heart'
This weekend (my boy) accompanied me to the Natural Products Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. We have friends who own a vegetarian restaurant, Au Lac, and we went both Saturday and Sunday as their guests.
(Your student my son) was very excited to try new things, and to take steps to reduce his waste to the environment. For example, he asked for a Chico bag for his laundry on overnights. He has many nights away between his father's home, and sitters and friends. Every time, his dirty clothes come home in a plastic grocery bag. Now he has a reusable cloth one that takes just as much space as a plastic one. (As you recall, he was very concerned about Maud Fontenoy's '8th Continent' and wants to help keep plastic out of the oceans.)
The little blue towel is going to help him save eight full size garbage bags of paper towels. That's how much each person uses a year. And paper doesn't compost well according to the company--he're their link--http://www.peopletowels.com. In Japan, everyone uses these, and paper towels are not provided in public restrooms. He said today you said 'don't be too weird; I understand about the soap (he has eczema and reacts to the school soap) but I don't understand about the towel' and told him to take it home. I thank you for this wonderful opportunity to raise your awareness and also to look into potential cost savings for the school!
I hope you will enjoy learning about this product, and perhaps consider in the future, when you are more familiar with it, supporting the spirit of the movement to save our precious resources on Mother Earth.
Aloha and Mahalos,
P.S. You can take the girl out of Berkeley but you can't take the Berkeley out of the girl! ; ) B.S. Chemical Engineering