Student, Washington University
"We take group showers to conserve water."
Senior, Ladue High School
"Well, I drive a car and I'm a consumer, so that's two marks against me. I tried composting, but dad gets mad at fruit flies in the house. Guess the only thing I've done lately is to stop all my friends from littering I mean, I yell at them. They probably wait till I get out of sight and then pitch the McDonald's bags out the window."
"Not much here, but over on the East Side I worked for the city. I got up every morning and I drove around with a crew in a big old truck. We cleaned up, made the environment safer, did whatever needed to be done, and I felt good about that, yes I did."
"This spring I planted 300 bulbs, all kinds gladiolas, dahlias, freesias and after I planted those bulbs I continued to buy I don't know how many flowers, perennials that'll come up again and again, so even if we move the flowers would keep on going."
Proprietor, Little Shop of Monsters
"Instead of boards I put Plexiglas on the windows of my building. You got a prominent location, you're not prepared to renovate at the time, what're you gonna do? You use ingenuity. The preservation people gave me shit: "Plexiglas? You can't do that it's not historic!' But it's better than plywood that says, in scribbled spray paint, "Bob's Board-Up.'"
Jewelry Polisher, Nieja Bend
"Not throwing my cigarette butts out the car window, especially not during dry season. It's not so much to improve the environment; I just want to stay on the good side of Smokey the Bear."