earth day pick up

Most people walk by trash on streets, athletic fields, in the woods- if they even notice it. Swedish folks actually  have a word for jogging while collecting trash, called plogging (plocka upp means “to pick up” in Swedish, apparently).

Invite friends and family to join you on a trash walk today (or any day- we’re going this weekend). If you gross out at the thought of scooping up disposable masks and food wrappers, start with plastic bottles and aluminum cans, which are also easy to recycle.

It’s easy, and makes an instant difference. Happy Earth Day!

happy earth day!

photo by sheri silver

HAPPY DAY! Celebrate today – get outside if you can (or bake some Earth cookies instead). Take a moment to think about the ways you’ve made the world a better place over the past year, and give yourself a pat on the back for actions both large and small. Next thought: how you can make every day a little more of an earth day in the future, one green step at a time!