On my way into work I walk along a stretch of road that always has a bunch of trash piled up alongside it. Every day I just want to stop and pick it all up, but I’m usually running late or something.
Well, enough! Because for my latest 52 in 52 activity I picked up all that garbage during about an hour and a half of roadside cleaning, which I’d never done before this week.
World cleanup day 2019 Fantastic!
But people of the world, how about not littering in the first place?! #keepitclean #worldcleanupday #dontlitter #cleanup #trash #trashbin #itisourresponsibility #itstartswithus
— Danny Gooyer (@DannyGooyer) August 25, 2019
If you wanted to clean up the side of a road or street near you, it really doesn’t take very much.
You could go all in and officially adopt a highway, cleaning a particular stretch of road in the Spring and Summer. More information on doing that can be found HERE.
Early bird registration for GLAD Cleaning the Capital begins today! Help us keep our city clean and green! Did you know? Register your project by September 14 to be eligible to win an early bird prize! https://t.co/64ioKYyFss pic.twitter.com/1ol6zvGaR3
— City of Ottawa (@ottawacity) August 15, 2019
If that’s too much of a commitment, there’s also annual clean up events like Ottawa’s GLAD Cleaning the Capital. Do a Google search to find one near you.
Just two of us spent an hour and filled three garbage bags on the side of the highway, which was disheartening that there was so much litter BUT it was surprisingly quick and easy to make a noticeable difference. We're definitely gonna be back! #GreenOA pic.twitter.com/6FLR6Ixl44
— Canacanacana (@ciana_elyse_16) August 25, 2019
Or you can simply do what I did. Grab some work gloves, a few garbage bags and just start picking up trash.
For the very first time I picked up #trash on the side of the #road and it's my #52in52 challenge activity for this week! After watching this, maybe you'll want to do it too! #ottawa pic.twitter.com/PkMa2yvbE5
— Dave Nelson🎙️ (@davenelsononair) August 24, 2019
If you don’t want to pick up trash though, please encourage others to not throw it on the ground in the first place! Simple right?
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