Friday, January 7, 2011


01.07.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

The plastic water bottle on formica sufaced table picks up reflections from the overhead institutional lights...Pretty golden touch, as if Midas himself made an appearance!! Too bad those plastic water bottles are so wasteful - the water in them is an expensive thirst quencher with no comparable value and the bottle itself is made for single use and its recyclability rates are poor. Few can imagine the creative reuse of plastic like Miwa Koizumi (very cool floating jellyfish!) and thus, the problem.

While monitoring geocaching activities of our 9th grade geography students, I noticed one student who was picking up campus litter along the way. After applauding him, I pointed out the trash can and not only did he deposit the trash, but his actions continued throughout the 'field trip'. Such a natural reaction for him is not even on the radar of others! Undoubtedly, he will continue to make his positive mark on the world...and I can only hope that it will translate into leadership and change, as well. Kudos to him! Lorenzo Walker campus, Naples, FL


  1. Creative shot. I always love how pretty the water looks through those big Arrowhead water jugs. lol

  2. Cool reflections - both literal...and philosophical!

  3. Golden shot! Love the student's attitude as well. My students are invited to bring water bottles in class but I STRONGLY encourage reusable rather than the type in your photo. Thanks for the reflections.