The Greenius Gets His Hands Dirty

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The historic and still delicous Fosters Freeze of Old Town Torrance

Lest you think your Creative Greenius spends all his time at the keyboard ruminating about issues national and global, this morning I got up early so I would be awake enough to drive across town to Charles Payne’s house on the other side of Torrance, in Old Town. Charles heads up the Old Torrance Neighborhood Association and yesterday I read in my local paper, an item headlined, “Volunteers needed for clean up day.”otnalogo_vsnocap

The blurb in the Breeze said,

“People who live, work and play in Torrance are invited to volunteer a couple of hours to “Pay it Forward” and make a difference in the community.”

It sounded like the perfect way to spend Saturday morning and another great opportunity to respond to President Obama’s call for service.

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Greenius For The People

Writing about green issues is one thing, but venturing out into the great wide open and getting in touch with my inner Ed Begley Jr. enviro-angelist self by interacting with my neighbors and fellow citizens of the South Bay beach communities of Southern California is where the rubber meets the road.  Or where the Greenius meets the people who never read this blog and aren’t looking for my brand of creative.

I’m just some middle-aged moke in a Hawaiian shirt to them and they don’t really give a good cahoot whether I’m worried about climate change tipping points or how many parts per million of CO2 are in the atmosphere.  Most of the time they just want to know if I’m going to help carry the boxes to and from the car. Read more