Yesterday morning I was standing around watching Rusty unbolt a fuel tank. Now that did not keep my attention for more the a few seconds. I started looking around the parking lot, and I saw a ton of trash.
I went to the warehouse and grabbed the biggest broom I could find. I then started sweeping the parking lot. I found a broke car stereo, lot of beer bottles, some cd's and a ton of just trash.
One of Rusty's co workers came out and said "you missed a spot". O.K., so he is not a tree hugger like me. Even Rusty said "Why bother?"
Well, that is a good question. Why bother cleaning up a parking lot that is off an alley? Will anyone really notice? I noticed. I ended up fill a trash bag with all the crap I swept up.
While I was throwing the trash away another one of Rusty's co workers said "the wineo's will just leave more bottles there tonight."
Today while I was running around I really looked at my community. The parks were clean. The stores I went into were clean. However, there was a lot of trash on the sides of the roads. Does every just see the trash so often that we no longer think about it? Or does everyone just assume that someone else will clean it up.
Now I know that picking up trash out of a parking lot is not as popular as a beach clean up, but why does something have to be popular before it can get done?
Is our community just a public trash can? Since when is it so hard to place your trash in a trash can?
This is the only planet we have and I would like to know who gave everyone the right to trash it.
People need to learn to not only throw their own trash away, but to take a little bit more pride in the community in which they live.
This week I challenge everyone to pick up just a grocery sack of someone Else's trash. That will make a huge impact on our environment, and our communities.