Environmentalism comes in all forms whether it is being zero waste, eating less meat, signing a petition, or attending a march; talking about those macro and micro levels and how we need them both on the blog! 🤝🌎💚
Also, I have been a bit run down this week from work, side projects, future planning, the news, and then a woman jumped in front of my train on the way home. Thankfully, the @washingtonpost said she was alive and stable, but it put things into perspective and has made me want to take a break for the next few days to decompress. So, have a great weekend and see you guys Monday ☺️
Save the date & join us for our 1st Annual Green Friday Cleanup on Friday, November 24th, the day after Thanksgiving. We are teaming up with the @u.s.forestservice - Tonto National Forest - Mesa Ranger District to bring you another Salt River Cleanup Event before the end of the year.⠀
Next month we'll start introducing you to all of the awesome supporters and sponsors for this event to highlight their commitment to keeping our natural areas clean & open to the public. We have some amazing recycling opportunities for this event too! Additional details & event flyer coming soon, stay tuned!⠀
Register on natural restorations.org > Take Action > Events Calendar or email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org⠀
Youth under the age of 18 years old are welcome! This is a great opportunity for youth groups & clubs! We can accommodate small & large groups. * A responsible adult must accompany & supervise anyone under the age of 18 years old.⠀
And there it is. My 10,000th piece of trash collected this year. Here's my latest breakdown:
103 empty cigarette packs
96 bags of dog poo
...and lots of odds and ends.
And just after I picked it up I was 'serenaded' by a dude at a stoplight singing Billy Joel's 'Uptown Girl' at the top of his lungs as he hung out his car window. These catcalling dudes are upping their game 🙄
YTD Total: 10,054 pieces
Zero Waste STORYTIMEEE! 📚Inspired by @jane_and_simple encouraged by @she.is.awake 😉💚🌎 .
. 🐘I have always loved animals, so when I was a kid and saw a PSA on pollution and the harm it does to marine life, I realized the impact of our trash on the rest of the World's creatures 🐋(thanks #captainplanet ). 💚🌎At the time I thought this meant recycling and not littering, but of course, I had so much more to learn. 🌱 .
I tried for many years to be a conscious consumer, but it wasn't until last summer that I stumbled upon #zerowastelifestyle by @author_amy where I learned the best way to reduce waste, was to not produce any at all 🚯A seemingly simple, yet revolutionary idea! Pretty soon, I found myself gradually changing my lifestyle to one that was less trashy. 👍 .
After a series of events, including a company lunch that resulted in 4 bins full of waste and the election of a climate change denier, I knew I needed to get more active and it was during this trip to Mexico 🇲🇽 that I decided to launch my #sustainayear blog...and well, the rest is HERstory! 💁🏻#zerowastestorytime
You're looking at two happy freakin' beans! Wanna know why? Manchester, NH is now 92.86 pounds cleaner! We set out this morning for one last cleanup before we make our way back to Colorado..after about an hour, we were FAR from a let down. We didn't even make it 20 yards before we hit our first spot, collecting nearly 50 pounds of rubbish from what appeared to be a thrashed and discarded toolbox. We picked up an assortment of wires, a worn car stereo, a doorknob and all of its associated hardware, nails, bolts, screws, scrap metal, caulk guns, paint rollers, latex gloves, carburetor fluid, a jug of oil, and beer cans infested with ants. After that we headed down the street towards the train tracks, picking up discarded plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and broken glass along the way. Once at the tracks, we noticed graffiti on all surrounding poles and objects, with spray paint caps discarded nearby.. and here's the kicker, about 25 yards from the nearest piece of cement, @rhiruggiero pulls out a demolished car battery along with two oil filters. We hauled it all back to the car, tallied our weights, and stared at each other, shocked that we were able to pick up nearly a hundred pounds of trash in just a quarter-mile. One street, four hands, sixty minutes..the end result, an entirely different looking roadway. If you've got some trash to discard, do your home a favor, take on the responsibility to ensure it ends up in the proper place. Car parts do not belong on railways, trash does not belong on the ground. The world is a beautiful place, let's stop acting like it's our personal trash can!
Talbert Preserve Banning Ranch
400 acres of open space.
The Santa Ana runs along the bike trail which empties in the Pacific Ocean.
Kyle and grabbed a plastic bag from the brush and begin our #finditfillit#trashfreeearthchallenge trail clean up. #BeTheChange#CleanTrails
I was not surprised but the amount of #litter . This area has become an area for homeless and addicts. I really do not understand why they just do not throw the shit away.
We walked for only about 20 minutes,and collected a whole trash bag. #LeaveNoTrace Brought it home to sort and count.
Disposed of properly.
I walked.and #pickitUp
Just think what could happen if We all did just a little something each day #TakethreefortheSea#trashtag
I often hear, 'we have to take care of people first.' Well, taking care of the environment IS taking care of people. If you need further convincing, 20 reasons (with citations) #ontheblog . 🌎🌍🌏#happyfriday
You too can stop top drops from toppling to the ground. Don't go all the way with your gel top - instead tear the top 3/4 the way off, keeping it attached to the package. #stoptopdrops#makeapactpackitout
Looking for a perfect opportunity to get out of the heat for the weekend, hike, camp, and spend a few hours giving back by cleaning up a beautiful area? Join us in less than a month in #Flagstaff for our Trash Cleanup Along the Arizona Trail Behind Mary's Cafe on Sunday, September 10th from 9AM to Noon. Join us for a fun morning of stewardship with a great group of people. •
Stop by to see us at the Arizona Trail Days Celebration at Buffalo Park on Saturday, September 9th from 10AM to 2PM and then volunteer with us along the AZT Sunday morning.
To register, click the link in our profile > click Take Action > Events Calendar