Monday, July 28, 2008
APLS Power - Activate!
SUMMONS OF SUPERHEROES
By Ima Greenie, Daily Planet Staff Reporter
GOTHAM CITY - As this reporter previously relayed, sustainable superheroes have been emerging across the country for some months now.
To date, these superheroes have cloaked their identities behind pseudonyms such as The Purloined Letter, Domestic Accident, Goose Juice and IB Mommy. They have, for the most part, worked individually. Appearing in Indiana to rid the world of trash. Saving carloads of recyclables from the landfill from Oregon to California and back. Subduing unsustainable scrubbies and liberating lawns across the country.
These previously shy supers, however, have become quite brazen in recent weeks, embracing their inner affluence and proclaiming "I Am A Superwoman." Apparently, the environmental superheroes - some of whom call themselves APLS - realize "there is strength in numbers" and have begun working together. They've gathered on the Going Green with Burbanmom Yahoo Group, banded together in The Bushel Basket, assembled on the APLS Facebook Group, and planned a physical meeting in the Pacific Northwest.
Reports are now coming in of a top-secret conference of APLS here. This will apparently be home base for individuals with the desire to live sustainably in an affluent society, which, when paired with action, is the only known trigger to superherodom. The APLS Blog will kick off a carnival of connections, whereby the environmental superheroes focus on a single topic each month. Further, rumors abound of regional APLS rising up, organizing physical assemblies of known APLS by geographic location. If you are aware of anyone who might fit the profile for a regional APLS organizer, please report back to this reporter.
It is too soon to tell how the bonding of superheroes might impact the battle to save the planet or alter the communities of these caped crusaders. It is clear, however, that the so-called APLS community grows more powerful by the day. APLS blog organizers report that, like the Wonder Twins, APLS are stronger when they work together and urge all superheroes still in hiding to join in.
If you are aware of any other gathering of APLS, please contact this reporter with details.