Lisa, I really want to live in the Northeast where people are so open to taking care of the planet.
But then I don't want to leave this landscape i love, so here I stay.
So in the meantime, i will just encourage everyone i know to get better at recycling and reusing. :-) I can't even get my local aunt and uncle to recycle anything. Nothing at all - and they have a lot of beer cans and beer bottles they chuck.
Or my MIL in LA, who goes through a zillion cans of soda and small plastic water bottles a day.
This is just for example. They know how much it means to me to recycle and i love them, but it just isn't worth it to them to have an extra container in the kitchen for recyclables.
I walk around town here and am constantly rummaging though people's overflowing garbage to take things to recycling bins. I know change is happening, but it's really slow in some areas of the country.