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Litter Donations -- June 22, 2009 -- Sanibel Island, FL and The Everglades
Went back to Sanibel's Lighthouse Beach late this morning before leaving the island and collected only cigarette butts for future litter art. It was pretty hot -- they were having a heat advisory -- so just collected a small zip lock bag full in fifteen minutes.
On the way back to the east coast on Alligator Alley, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGijPkAxLt8&feature=channel_page
we stopped in the Everglades at a recreation area and did a quick pickup of cigarette butts and bottle caps in the parking lot.
Did Harry help save the planet?
Harry didn't call. He didn't write. He didn't visit. He left yesterday morning to go back to VA with the teenager's high school ring among his vacation souveniers. Harry made metal-detectors and adults everywhere look bad.
The next time G sees the young man he'll have to tell him it WAS found but the finder wanted to keep it. Harry wanted to keep it because, in his words, he "worked hard for it" and "it meant something to him." If he thinks it means something to him, what does he think it means to the kid? Even more, what it means to the kid's view of his fellow man as he is just starting out in life.
Thanks, Harry! If you ever find yourself reading this, Harry, and you change your mind, you know where to reach us.
What are you doing for Earth Day?
Every day is a good day to be green, but did you do anything special for Earth Day? It's not too late. Even if you just have a minute or two you can pick up a few pieces of litter and help clean up our environment. That is something simple any of us can do anywhere, even if we are traveling.
My friend Hannah and I met at the beach early this morning to pick up litter. We collected three bags full, recycled what we could, threw away the nasty trash, then sat on a bench savoring our treasures of the day. One great find was a toy for molding wet sand. Although this is a wonderful addition to our kids toys collection, what makes it really exciting is, it's a plastic purple cow and I've been reading Seth Godin. Just loved the synchronicity! An odd find was an eyelash curler. It's the first I've come across in several years of litter collection. Was VERY pleased to come across several Blow Pop candy wrappers. They make the cutest mermaids. Don't have any to show -- they sell quickly -- but I will make some soon so you can see.