For Earth Day, we decided to volunteer for Collier Township's Annual Keep Collier Beautiful Day.
|Photo by Sal Sirabella|
I think he's right. It's no excuse for dumping things on the trail, but maybe our public land would be more free of this garbage if people knew where to take it. I did a bit of research on Earth 911, and there are some places to take some of these things near us. Earth 911 is an easy site to use, you just type in your zip code and then click on what items you are trying to recycle or safely dispose of.
All in all, we were happy with all of the trash that we were able to pick up from one of our favorite trails, and it inspired us to bring a garbage bag when we geocache so that we can "cache in, trash out." We won't be able to carry as much as we cleaned up today, but we saw that even a little bit would make a difference.
We decided (even before we won a raffle at the lunch) to make this fun and purposeful event a yearly tradition for our family. On our way back to the car, we were pleased with how nice and clean the trail was, and we got some exercise, fresh air, and a few geocaches while we were at it!
Last week Eco Kids had an amazing week! Thank you for over 90 entries! Here are a few of my favorite entries:
Home Sewn Diapers by The Frugal Farm Wife
100 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Kids by Reading Confetti
Recycled Seed Planterss by Life with Moore Babies
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