Here's a San Diego trolley.
Every once in a while, you catch a glimpse of the trolley rolling by with a car like this.
This past April, our Metropolitan Transit System introduced a Lorax-wrapped trolley car.
Because April 22 was Earth Day, and the Lorax loved trees. It's more environmentally friendly to hop the trolley than to tool around town in our cars.
According to Dr. Seuss' widow, Audry Giesel, The Lorax (published in 1971) was one of her husband's favorite books.
The famous line you might recognize from The Lorax: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” The Lorax was speaking for the Truffula Trees and other inhabitants of the forest (Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes) against the greedy factory-owner, the Once-ler. Unfortunately, the Once-ler doesn't listen to the Lorax and chops down all the trees. The forest inhabitants leave for greener grounds, as does The Lorax himself. Luckily, the Once-ler saved one solitary Truffula Tree seed, and a child is attempting to grow it.
At first, the Lorax trolley car glided along a downtown loop next to the San Diego River, but now it's operating on the orange and green lines. I'm lucky enough to live on the green line, so I see the Lorax car every few days. I think a child rides for free with a paying adult on the weekend. Child #4 and I should test out this theory.
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