Sunday, April 22, 2012
Every Little Bit Helps
Today is Earth Day. This morning after breakfast myself and my 14 yr old stepdaughter and 16 yr old stepson picked a whole bag of garbage up from the public path that goes beside and behind our home while hubby stayed back to do the dishes. Although legally, our County is responsible for keeping the area clean with the recent warm up and snow melt winter's garbage left behind is now apparent and it was time to clean it up. Part of it is from ignorant people throwing cigarette buts and coffee cups away, part is due to the fact that we have mandatory recycling and high winter winds unfortunately blew a bit of the neighborhoods paper recycling all over the wetland.
10 Minutes and one full bag of garbage. Our view, the pathway and wetland look better and the birds can have a cleaner pond.
What can you do? Anything - everything. Pick some garbage up, reduce consumption, recycle. Kind of like breathing - easy.