Who's That Girl? A Little About Me

My name is Lynne Mason, and I'm the brawn behind electric-cars-are-for-girls.com.

(Um, there is currently no brain on staff, but applications are always welcome!)

Electric-cars-are-for-girls.com is now based in Salem, Oregon. We used to be in Bremerton, Washington, where my son was born; then we went to the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon for a few years, and then recently came to the capital.

The reason behind electric-cars-are-for-girls.com is His Royal Cuteness, Gavin Mason.

This is him at 2 or 3.

I couldn't help wondering...

What will the world look like when he's my age?

  • Is he going to be able to hike in the temperate rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula, as we love to do?
  • Will there still be eagles nesting in the trees along Puget Sound, or will they die from pollution and food shortage?
  • Will there still be glaciers in Alaska when he grows up? Will Polar bears be extinct?
  • When he's had a rough week and he needs to recharge by going out alone to the wilderness...will there be any left for him, or will there be nothing but clear-cuts and theme parks?
  • Is he going to have to spend his whole life cleaning up after his parents and grandparents?

So I took one look at that face and couldn't refuse to do anything possible to make his world at least as wonderful as the one I grew up with. As difficult a task as "saving the Earth" seemed, I had to roll up my sleeves and get to work...

Changing one wasteful habit of my own at a time.

Persuading one person at a time to break their own wasteful habits and make responsible choices DAILY.

Tackling one environmental challenge at a time.

Doing SOMETHING, even if it doesn't seem like much. Something is better than nothing, and every little bit helps.

I believe that together, one person at a time, one right decision at a time, you and I will make a world Gavin will be proud to call home.

What are we teaching our kids?

"Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children."- Pablo Casals