Sunday, May 22, 2011

Solo clean up 4

The day after the end of the world... I cleaned the beach while my children played in the ocean with their amazing Dad. I felt fine picking up the hundreds of cigarette butts as I heard my children laughing in the distance. What I wasn't ok with was just sitting on the beach. Once I stopped cleaning up all the litter I could possibly pick up I jumped in the ocean with my boys then walked to my towel to sit and sink into deep thought. Thoughts of why is this so difficult for people to understand? It's trash and it doesn't belong in nature. I'm pretty sure almost every person on the beach saw me. I mean you can't help but notice the elephant in the room? (not me) but the fact that ONE person was picking up trash on a Sunday morning while a hundred others ignored me! No one offered to help, sadly not even my own family. So this makes me wonder WHY do I do this? Maybe one day there will be one more just like me on the beach and  maybe that someone will help me fight this battle.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day, Earth

Today we went on a hike! I dosed myself with some deet and set out to pick up trash.... My husband thought I was silly to take gloves and a trash bag on a mother's day hike but I thought I it was silly I only brought one bag!!! I knew there would be plenty of plastic to pick up but what we saw was just too much. We couldn't believe what we were seeing. Well seeing is believing and I think I finally got Nathan to see what the BIG deal is! We picked up 90 pieces of trash. Most of it plastic bottles, beer cans, bags, glass, and a couple shoes, and the best was a huge piece of canvas that we were able to fill up with all the trash and drag back to the parking lot. Happy Mother's Day to the Earth.... We had fun collecting trash but it was disturbing to us at the same time!