"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

Friday, February 6, 2009

Trash - Is It Really So Difficult To Toss?

We packed our belongings, strapped on the cables, piled in the minivan and headed home today after a wonderful week in the mountains. While our long day of travel into the mountains proved difficult for our Charitable Deeds Project, today brought us a task nearly upon waking.

The project: Pick up other people's trash and deposit it in the bin.

Is it really so difficult to carry your empty beer cans INSIDE the door and deposit them in the trash can that rests just 10 or 15 feet from your drinking spot?

1 minute

Why bother?
The railing along this snowy walkway wasn't really intended to display aluminum cans, I'm fairly certain. It looked trashy, got in the way of pedestrian safety in these icy conditions and, well, just looked trashy.

Worth it?
Referring back to our previous trash pick up, I'd say yes, chiefly for (again) this reason.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for doing that! Our family has a little cabin/house at Shaver and this is one of our activities when we are up there! It unbelievable how many people just leave their trash. Many of us who are only in Shaver part time actually haul our own trash back home. I would be a 1/3rd of ours is someone else's trach that we have picked up around the other cabins which have been rented out.


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