The MoneyWalker walks for fitness, but he also walks to please the green gods. Each day is filled with a need to run errands. The choice is to drive or to walk. More and more I am choosing to walk. Here are typical distances measured in blocks--drug store, 12 blks; post office, 10 blks; grocery store, 4 blks, bank, 3 blks; newspaper stand, 2blks; hardware/lumber store, 5 blks; neighborhood restaurants, two to ten blks. All are doable walks. Today was a good example. One of us needed cold medicine, off I went walking the 24 blks (down and back). Environmentalists call this going green. By walking, not driving, I reduced the pollutions and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the American Public Transportation, gas burning vehicles contribute 30% to carbon dioxide emissions. To learn more of the ABCs of “going green,” take a look at this website: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/4990/
But for the MoneyWalker, it was all about making the green gods happy. There it was, in the curb in front of RiteAid, a one dollar bill. I also found four pennies during the trek. The green gods got what they wanted and I got what I wanted.