I’m not a fan of that term (“green”), or many of the other similarly sexy marketable words , (“environmental”, “eco-friendly”, “natural”, “organic”, “sustainable”) but I understand the need for them. There needs to be that attachment or connection to the things we produce, things we buy into, how we use, how we dispose.
I went through a lot of anguish to name this blog, the Bioagogee bit, none of those eco-anything words please. I’m just fascinated with life in its infinite forms, literally stand amazed when I learn about something new, like glass frogs
or diablos rojos (or anything from the sea actually)
or monkey beetles (or any insects actually)
or when I come across something as off-centre as Synsepalum dulcificum, “Miracle Fruit”, which contains an active glycoprotein molecule called miraculin that binds to taste buds causing bitter and sour foods to taste sweet (the sugar industry in the States did not like this one bit in the ’70’s, much like cotton producers don’t like the hemp industry).
Or when I stand face to face with something, like two mongooses (not “mongeese”) within four hours of each other in two separate areas.
So I may be a hypocrite naming the green roofing company Green Sky Landscapes, but I’ll let that one slide.
Special mention must be made to Mr Terome McNally who sat and listened and reasoned and came up with ideas and shut down ideas and lit up more ideas and then I suppose just carried on doing what he was doing downstairs while Skype was still on upstairs.
[ Disclaimer: All photographs were sourced online at the sites linked above. Wait. Except for the diablos rojos picture which was sourced at this tabloid article. Ugh. ]