Pick up Your Own Trash

I thought persons attending the coronation of Obama cared deeply about the environment and waste. Here’s a tip: Pick up your own trash and place it in an appropriate container!

Contrast the above picture with the following quote regarding the state of the National Mall after being used at the Promise Keepers rally in 1997: “After the rally, the Promise Keepers unveiled a garbage management system that impressed National Park Service managers. ‘They went through and bagged everything,’ said Gerry Gaumer, deputy site manager for the Mall, who said he had never seen another group leave it as clean after a big event.” Read the whole story here.

Food for thought.

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2 Responses

  1. I totally agree. Does anyone have a picture of the post-PK national mall??

  2. I get that some containers were full. I understand that there was wind.

    Still, no excuse.

    Pack it in, pack it out. What? An empty bottle and a granola wrapper weigh more than a full one?

    Putting something next to a garbage can does not count as putting it in the garbage can. Let’s see if we can all get “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute” right before we start patting ourselves on the backs too much on our quest to change the “big” problems of the world.

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