On Monday and Wednesday of my teaching schedule I have a precious 20-minute afternoon time slot called “Teacher-Directed Activity.” Normally we talk current events or do science projects, but today I wanted to raise awareness to the sickening amount of trash people throw out of their cars. So I rounded up trash bags and gloves, canceled my afternoon music class, and attacked the ditches with my students.
Forty minutes and barely a quarter mile later, the seven bags were full. That’s a disgusting, gluttonous amount of soda cans, beer bottles, McDonald’s bags, grocery bags, cigarette butts and packages, Slurpee cups, and diapers.
Don’t wait for Earth Day to do something. Stop littering now!