Why should you care, this isn’t your house. People are hired to take care of that. You don’t like seafood anyway. The birds will get it. It will decompose. Don’t worry…..its buried. There isn’t a trash can around.
We all love going on trips. Getting away from the heat of summer, spending time somewhere different, traveling far and wide for a new view, new water, new sand. Its the greatest feeling on earth to go home exhausted from pure relaxation.
We owe it to the places that make it possible to get away, and to the people that work their hands to the bone to keep these places open year after year. The amount of maintenance needed to repair and clean these destinations is constantly on the rise, even though we as humans, are always getting smarter. But what does IQ have to do with maintenance? Clearly it means nothing, beaches, oceans, forests are the new trash receptacles and as time rolls on the planet is turning into one giant landfill, saturated with the “technologies” of today.
It seems we have left our common sense in classrooms, at work, and in our cars. We constantly hear and read about pollution and how it impacts our lives at school, at work, on the radio, and on TV. However, we continue to put activism on the back burner, because activism gets in the way of our busy lives, and who cares to clean up others trash when you are relaxing?
The solution is simple, clean up after yourself.
Pure ignorance is the reason for most of the earths issues, most of which are avoidable with simple steps to quit lazy routines. We are taught early in our lives how to make it to the top, forgetting that there can be a positive message of getting there and striving to make a difference in the world we live in.
Next time you take the time off from climbing the ladder of success to enjoy the outdoors, don’t make excuses, clean up your trash and practice how you did it for the rest of your life. A Simple (not Dirty) Feat.
For more information on beach clean-ups and how you can make a difference visit www.surfrider.org