by Slow Food USA staffer Julia De Martini Day
Our beloved Snail seems to have a new (or long lost) friend in the Slug. This morning on NPR, car-pooling commuters – aka slugs – were interviewed about why they choose to find rides with strangers to speed their trips to work up rather than drive their own cars. Car-pooling allows them to ride in the fast, HOV lane (High occupancy vehicle) and save money on gas. This is not your iconic stand on the side of the road thumb in the air hitch-hiking though. It is an organized activity with its own website.
So aside from the Snail and the Slug both being part of the Mollusk family – what is the connection to Slow Food USA? Images of slow creatures helping us decrease our environmental impact a little faster!