We made it over 200,000 before May 1st and are doing a superb job!

This past week the envelope was so fat that by the time I input all the points I was able to donate 7,675 points! This brought the total for the HSUS to 218,579 points. So far this will be over $2,000 that will be donated to HSUS.

Thank you very much to all of the Whole Food customers who leave their points at customer service, and to all of the Greenopolis users who donate their points to the Humane Society.

I want to give a special thanks to the staff at the Whole Foods in Thousand Oaks who are a big part of this program. Thank you especially to Christine, Jonathan, and Carlos for collecting the points for me from the customers and for giving me a nice smile as they hand over that big fat envelope to me 🙂

I also want to give a special thanks to two people who go out of their way to collect points that other people don’t want. Juan, who works at Whole Foods, and Bones who is a customer, have been so helpful in making that envelope fatter. Thank you, Juan and Bones!  

Our next goal is to make it over 300,000 by the end of the summer!  I know those animals will all appreciate what all of us have done!

And now for the Coyote Report.

Yosemite Coyote Pack!

In March I went to Yosemite to go skiing and on the ride up to Badger Pass one morning I saw the most spectacular sight in my life: a group of coyotes! It was like 6am and my mom grabbed the camera and we filmed the pack of coyotes. We watched them stroll about, mark their territory, and listened to them bark and howl. Here are some photos first.

Here are four videos of the coyote pack. In one you can see each of them taking turns to mark their territory. In another they are leaving and it looks like they are barking right at us, maybe trying to tell us to leave their marked territory!

Coyotes Marking Territory near Chilnualna Falls, Sunday Morning, March 13, 2011 on road up to Badger Pass ski area in Yosemite.
Barking Coyotes near Chilnualna Falls, Sunday Morning, March 13, 2011 on road up to Badger Pass ski area in Yosemite.

In the third and fourth video a lone coyote is strolling along the rode. This was shot at the end of our day when we were driving back from Badger Pass after we had learned how to snowboard! Yes even my mom learned how to snowboard with me!

Lone coyote from car, Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2011 on road down from Badger Pass ski area in Yosemite.
Lone Coyote on Ridge, Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2011 on road down from Badger Pass ski area in Yosemite.

As the coyotes were leaving, I turned around and saw some trash cans. This brought to my attention that we need to contribute in some way to help keep the environment clean for all of nature. I mean, if most guys have trouble taking out the garbage, how can you expect the coyotes to take out the trash we leave?!?

Greenopolis is helping the environment in a very big way through recycling.  If there is anything you can do to help the amazing nature and planet we have, then do it!

Adios Amigos!

Sincerely,
John Monday