Lately as part of my 100 days, I’ve been picking up garbage here and there as I walk into work (and elsewhere, but that’s where I do most of my walking). I think that this is something all of us are capable of (even if we have really tiny hands), and we people are everywhere all the time, going here, going there. And there is pretty much some kind of trash every square yard in urban areas—maybe too small to see, but still there. Imagine if we all grabbed a few things every time we took a walk. Whoa!
So, I’m picking up some of the stuff I can see on routes I travel. Today on my way to my car I'm going to pick up 5 things. One of these days when the weather is nicer, I’m going to clean a whole big area I've had my eye on that I pass by all the time.
Honestly, we all hate seeing trash laying around, but most of us never pick it up--it's someone else's job, or we have this idea that picking up trash is beneath us—it’s for “garbage men.” But we don’t live in a caste system. I think you should pick up trash and let people see you do it—that would be a great example of showing your pride in being alive on this sweet planet.