Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This photo of a crystal clear Missouri stream that I visited recently illustrates one of my "pet" peeves.
I will never understand why people believe it's okay to toss cans, bottles, plastic, paper, and assorted other trash on the ground or into the water.
Is it laziness? Stupidity? A completely self-centered attitude?
Perhaps it's a bit of all three.
For years I served as co-leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop. Whether on field trips or campouts, one phrase always applied:
"Leave the area better than the way you found it."
Don't you wish everyone lived by that motto?
Garbage is ugly. It's harmful to fish and wildlife. It pollutes and helps destroy our environment. If you read this blog, I know I'm preaching to the choir, but consider this informal pledge among us friends.
Let's try to change things.
From now on, we'll each do our best to leave any place we visit a little better than the way we found it. Maybe we can encourage more people to join. You know, get a real movement going. What an impact that would make!
I guarantee that every one of us, from the tiniest critters all the way to the top tier of creation (Could that be people? H'mmm. Sometimes I wonder) will benefit.
So, Rubbish Removers of the world...Unite!
Make a difference in OUR world.