Pick Up Litter, Start a Trend, You’ll Feel Good Too! This weeks post is based on one from The Mother Nature Network. I advise you all to go to the link below to see the whole thing, and to sign up for more posts from MNN if you wish. You’ll be glad you did.
Quotes from the full article, which is not long follow:
“When it comes to plastic especially, which I know persists in the environment for hundreds of years, it seems like a no-brainer to at least pick up some of it when I’m out enjoying the natural world.”
“…when at the the end of the day we had to navigate between piles of detritus left by other holidaymakers, I had an epiphany: tut-tutting achieves nothing. Indeed, seeing a problem that you can fix and shrinking from doing so ranks you with the evildoers.”
Read that again: When you see a problem you can help solve, you are obligated to participate and take action. “Not much effort to make a contribution to the most important battle on the planet: to save it.”
“It’s a simple thing to do, but not a common one. However, just imagine the consequences if everyone who visited a beach or natural area took out whatever trash they spotted. Or, in places where there’s sadly too much litter to count, a set number — like 50 pieces. Besides not littering in the first place, obviously, it’s one direct, impactful thing people of all ages can do when we find trash.”
“. . . there’s the Australian campaign Take3forthesea, which has almost 50,000 followers on Instagram around the suggestion to: “Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or … anywhere and you’ve made a difference.” That is super simple.”
“It’s that sense of doing something useful that keeps me picking up garbage left behind by others.”