"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Picking up trash - again

The project: Pick up trash - again

Time: 2 minutes

Why bother? For some reason, people like to leave trash on the pillars at our grocery store. The girls and I pick it up each time we pass. Again, is it REALLY so difficult to walk the 10-30 feet to the trash can?

Worth it?
Yes, but annoying. Trash begets trash, so maybe we're helping to stem the tide. Plus, we add the recyclables to our home recycling collection.


  1. Way to go!
    I understand how futile it seems sometimes. (especially when it's the SAME place, and the seemingly same trash) But, like you've mentioned before, every little bit helps. Each time, someone sees you and your girls taking care of other people's trash, maybe they'll think twice next time they feel like just stashing the garbage instead of putting it in it's proper place.

  2. i agree, just heep on keepin' on - and people will notice and it will catch and spread - like a virus!! you never know who you'll impact through example. for sure, your kids, and their kids.......ad nauseum.

    thanks for the literature links - did i find another reading nut?


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