Wednesday, August 11, 2010

l'avenir vert

I was listening to the radio the other day while traveling back from the beach. It wasn't regular radio, though. It was XM, which we collegeish-age folk don't normally have the moolah to pay for. We were tired of listening to music, so we turned it to one of those stations that just tells you to stories. I am pretty sure we caught some big idea convention somewhere on the West Coast.

Of the many compilation of stories that were told, one caught my imagination and took me back to a dream I had for a while back when I was younger.

A man with a very energetic and adventurous voice began his speech on how to get kids excited about a Green Future. Seeing as that is the most obvious marketing trend, this man talked about how to continue to further the green initiative, we have to get kids excited.

This was his idea. He said, the most energy efficient modes of transportation (to move people) are....roller coasters and zip lines. (Yes, you can now get really excited along with me). Then he said, just tell kids that in the green future you can go to school on a roller coaster or a zip line.

That was pretty much his speech, but it took me back to when I was little and dreamed of hooking my backpack on the power lines and riding it to school. I realize that power lines aren't really that safe, but I didn't realize that then. I was just envisioning the future.

Here's to the future He has planned!