The way I celebrate Earth Day is to take care of my neck of the woods. And I mean that literally. I live on a beautifully scenic road in Connecticut, filled with protected woodlands, streams, open fields defined by mossy old stonewalls, and some really beautiful 18th-century country houses. And even though my road is so pretty, it never ceases to amaze me just how much trash accumulates on the roadside each season.
Today, with work gloves in hand and a pocket stuffed with black Hefties, I’ll take my usual walk down my road – but take the extra time and effort to pick up other people’s trash. And I’m really O.K. with that. I figure if I do this at least once every other month, I’m helping to keep my little part of the world that much cleaner. Keeping it simple.
Happy Earth Day!