We all know that April is the month to get out and enjoy the nice weather but it’s about Earth Day as well. We need to find ways to make America clean again. We are destroying our wonderful continent with trash and pollution. For this month’s blog, here are some ways to make America clean again.
- Work with the local civic groups to identify and eliminate eyesores and beautify the local environment.
- Pick up a piece of litter every day.
- Keep a litter bag in your car or your recreational vehicle so you dispose of litter properly.
- Create a trash fishing contest in your waterway to increase awareness about illegal dumping and littering.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper asking others to respect public lands and keep them clean.
- Help your local schools conduct recycling drives and clean-up projects.
- Create a beautiful green space by planting trees and shrubs in an area in need of improvement.
- Ask local businesses to adopt-a-spot and take care of it.
- Paint and fix up playground equipment.
- Organize a paint-out with family and friends and create a community paintbrush mural over a wall of illegal graffiti.
- Recycle your old tires.
- Report graffiti to your local authorities.
- Donate your old computer equipment or dispose of it properly.
- Conduct a recycling drive in your neighborhood or your business.
- Volunteer to help your employer conduct paper recycling drives at work.
- Donate gently used clothes to needy organizations and shelters and identify other items that you can reuse.
- Compost yard and food waste and seek advice if you don’t know how.
- Find out how pollution in storm drain runoff can impact our aquifers and ecosystems and be passionate about doing your part to reduce litter and solid waste.
- Ask your local government officials to establish regular community improvement activities and to support and promote volunteer efforts.
- Help your library establish an environmental corner that offers books and other educational materials about taking care of the Earth.
You can even start your own little campaign. The more people who are in your campaign the better. You need spread awareness about having a clean environment. I mean, who wants to live in a dirty world? I know I don’t!
About Zoe Hernandez: Zoe lives in Meriden, Connecticut. A Quantum® brand ambassador, Zoe attends Abilities Expos and speaks with people about her disability. She is currently enrolled in college and hopes to work in a community one day with people who are just like her. Click here to learn more about Zoe.