Sharing Our Surroundings
|Summer morning on Garland Prairie, Northern Arizona|
This little rant is a bit off my normal postings but I feel it is important. Writing this is important for me to get this unhappiness with some people off my chest and important to remind all who share the environment to leave it as you would want to find it.
Take It If It Doesn't BelongYou see I have this “obsessive compulsive” habit of picking up trash when I’m out and about. I’d like to believe that others inadvertently drop trash or it blows off from a holding place. I’d really like to think that but know I’d be living in a dream world because of the manner in which I find some of this trash.
What Are The Clues?While I’m hiking forest trails and prairies, I always assume a ripped plastic bag tethered to a piece of brush was a blow away. I assume the bag got away from someone so I pull out one of the bags I carry on my hikes and start sharing. I pick up objects that don't belong. And eventually I come to the pile that says, “We were lazy and disrespectful people who drank/ate here, left all the trash to ruin the natural beauty and don't care if anyone picks it up.” No joke, that is just what runs through my mind with each of the piles I find and it absolutely ticks me off.
Recyclables Top The List
|Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by Exit178|
It’s Good For The HeartIf I am disturbing you by what I say then stop reading because you can’t feel as strongly about this as I do. Come on people, sharing makes one feel good and in this case cleaning up after yourself leaves the environment as you would like to find it. Picking up one’s trash isn’t a whole lot to expect!
What's your role in keeping your surroundings natural? I’d love to hear your comments.