Shopping Golightly

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Occupation Jane of many trades
Location Denver, Colorado
Introduction I wish to be a leading advocate in building a more robust repurpose and reuse market in America; similar to Michael Pollan and food security. Economists and environmentalists have yet to study the obvious advantages of this market so little is known about the reuse economy and how it sustains the environmental and economic health of a community. Charitable organizations report the numbers of individuals they assist but there is a lack of knowledge as to how that assists the local economy. The inventory and the infrastructure are present via charitable thrift stores, yet this market remains largely untapped. The new product retail market is a huge energy hog; from manufacturing to packaging to shipping. This energy expense needs to be a part of America’s action plan on energy conservation. I write as Shopping Golightly, my original name is Amy Hardin Turosak, I can be found on Linked In.
Interests Hiking & camping with my family in the Colorado Rockies; gardening (I get it honest from my grandmother who has a day lily named after her); community gardening (I’ve even learned to like gooseberries); gathering moss; reading children's literature & building a children's library for my family with over 1, 000 titles.
Favorite Movies Dr. Zhivago, Indochine, Antonia’s Line, Everything is Illuminated, Life is Beautiful, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Face, Singing in the Rain, Big Fish, Forest Gump, Secondhand Lions, A Fish Called Wanda, The Lady Killers, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona, Death at a Funeral, Finding Nemo, The Polar Express and all Harry Potter movies.
Favorite Music Ray Charles, Charles Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Babel Gilberto, Bobby McFerrin, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus, Annie Lennox, Jack Johnson, James Blunt, John Mayer, Peter Gabriel, Paul Westerberg
Favorite Books Ahab’s Wife, Huckleberry Finn, The Secret Life of Bees, Second Nature, The Botany of Desire, Krakatoa, My Antonia, Operating Instructions, The Voyage of the Narwhal, One Thousand White Women, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, The Harry Potter Series, A Long Way from Chicago, A Year Down Yonder, The Teacher’s Funeral, I Corriander, The Giver, Three Cups of Tea

Who is my alter ego? Perenelle Flamel If I were a man it'd be Carl Linnaeus.