After Vegas, we headed over to New Mexico! Our friend from Cottey College, Emily, connected us with a local hotspot in her hometown of Gallup, NM. We set up the Branching Together display in the lobby of Gallup Coffee Company where we were able to speak with locals in the area. One person we spoke with is an educator who was excited to learn about the project. She was inspired to encourage her young students to step out and make changes to invest in our environment. Another person who filled out a leaf is a science teacher. A whole family even stopped by to fill out leaves so that together, they could live more sustainably. Gallup does not have curbside recycling, and many of the residents take their cars to work instead of walking or taking other forms of transportation. On the flip side, it is a town that has made efforts to conserve water as well as harness the power of solar energy. Gallup is a town with a lot of potential for sustainable living, and many of the people are excited to make that happen.
Talk soon when we're in Arkansas!
Cheyenne and Susie