Archive for September 22nd, 2008

One for the Environment

September 22, 2008

Just the other day I looked out my window and saw a man walking down the street.  He was carrying a large, plastic garbage bag and a device for picking things off the ground without bending over.  At first I thought that he was collecting pop cans but then I noticed that he was picking up trash.  I mentioned it to my wife who informed me that there  was an article in our local paper a little while back about a husband and wife who had decided that when they went for a walk that they would pick up trash.  I have to say that I was impressed.  I have occasionally picked up some trash while out for a walk, but far more often I have looked at trash and simply thought about how inconsiderate it was for people to litter, especially in parks or outdoor recreational areas.  I have even thought that it would be a good idea for some civic group to have a clean up day as a community service.  As I watched this man, I was inspired.  Perhaps the next time that I go for a walk, I will have to take a garbage bag with me, maybe even a reusable one, that I could just empty into the nearest trashcan. 

Even one can have an impact for the environment.

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