An old friend Jose came to the studio with me today. Jose is passionate about living gently on the earth, and educating others about ways we are destroying our health and the health of all living things, and what we can do to change it. Today he has a sign with pictures of animals being choked by, or choking on, plastic litter. Jose has been in downtown Easthampton this summer speaking with passing motorists, pedestrians, anyone who will listen. He’s also been gathering signatures for some petitions to get the Easthampton City Council to put it on their agenda, things like discussing a commitment to use permaculture practices on public land.