Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pick it up!

I saw this button below a post at Quiet Paths. I don't know why I clicked it. I almost never click buttons. Here's hoping you do.

Pick it up!


It's the brainchild of Virtua Gallery. And what's it mean? If you come across trash when you're out and about in nature, don't just "tsk, tsk, tsk" and carry on. Pick it up. Sure, think evil thoughts about the asshole that left it there, by all means. But don't let it end with thought. Let it end with action.


I pledge to do just that. I'm clearly doing something right already. How do I know this? Youngest was rewarded with a special card by the principal at his school the other day. What did she catch him doing? Picking up trash. That's my boy.

7 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

Tell your son he is awesome! Thanks for the link....

cjh said...

Good link. I do that already, too. And the other day I sent daggers at someone I saw roll down the window only to litter. Shame.

abby said...

I have a friend who refers to people who pass by litter on the ground, as second hand litterers.

She's a girl scout leader, and I think that it's great that she puts it into not only the girls heads, but also adults, that it's not OK to just walk past that paper. Pick it up!

She actually instructs the adults to carry around an extra plastic bag so that the girls have someplace appropriate to place the trash they're no longer passing up :)

abby said...

I have a friend who refers to people who pass by litter on the ground, as second hand litterers.

She's a girl scout leader, and I think that it's great that she puts it into not only the girls heads, but also adults, that it's not OK to just walk past that paper. Pick it up!

She actually instructs the adults to carry around an extra plastic bag so that the girls have someplace appropriate to place the trash they're no longer passing up :)

abby said...

doh! sorry about the double post!

Klaus said...

Great! And good move to "Pick it up!"
Cheers, Klaus

storyteller said...

Ah … I learned this lesson from my father who taught my siblings and I to leave a place cleaner than we found it. I always think of him when I see and pick up trash, nails, or broken glass. I love the idea and will pass it along!
Hugs and blessings,

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