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Monday, April 14, 2014

[Earth Day Edition] Conduct Your Own Trash Walk & Trash Blog

Trash doesn’t discriminate you can find it in anywhere; whether, in a downtown, midtown or rural neighborhood. Do you have an empty lot or field in your area that is an eyesore because of litter? Our neighborhood does. This spring because of the epic winds my husband and I have encountered litter on our daily walks with our rescue dog Pepper and decided to do something about it.

A couple year's back my husband and I moved to a more rural neighborhood in Elkhorn, NE., and winter remnants of trash this year are the worst it's ever been. Why? Because of something we call “wind litter.” On more than one occasion, I've looked out the window and have seen our neighbor's recycled trash blow down the street. So, we've picked up trash in lots around our house and decided to blog about it.
Elkhorn recyclables ready for the curb.

We found: Wine bottles, water bottles, beer cans, drink boxes, ribbon, card board boxes, cereal boxes, mail, plastic netting, pop cans, foam, milk bottles, Styrofoam, strands of plastic, trash bag box, plastic bags, landscaping border, plastic and food cans.

I can’t take credit for this blog post. I borrowed this concept from a former colleague--Professor Emeritus David E. Corbin. He’s done his own Trash Blog in Midtown Omaha for years. Read about it at Talking (and walking) Trash.

So, this Earth Day do what Dr. Corbin and The Brown's did and conduct your own Trash Walk or Trash Blog. If you’re up for the pop-we eco living challenge: go a step further and help fight litter in your community by throwing trash away properly before it becomes litter. Let’s keep the world beautiful not just on Earth Day but year round.

In celebration of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day population-we™ staffers will celebrate our love for planet earth with green posts the entire month of April! Thanks for reading our second Earth Day post. 

- population-we blog post by Becky Bohan Brown 
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