Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 67: Cleaned Up Trash In My Neighborhood


I cannot confirm nor deny if this is my actual street (Hint: It isn't)

There are a number of different explanations as to the origin of Chicago being called The Windy City. Some believe it is due to "the hot air" spewed by politicians of the early 20th century, some believe it was created by Cincinnati newspapers because they thought Chicago was "full of bluster," and some believe it stems from the insane winds that we have year round here. Regardless of the origins, the name definitely suits the weather, and this was made apparent the past 2 days here in Chicago.

While we have been lucky to be experiencing 60 degree temperature in March, the wind over the past 48 hours has almost been gale force. I personally don't really mind the winds, but I do mind the overabundance of trash that has been blown out of trashcans all around the neighborhood. Some areas look like post-apocalyptic scenes from Terminator 2. So my random act of kindness today is to spend some time this evening cleaning up the streets. My wife and daughter are going to join me in picking up the trash in my neighborhood and weighing it down in trashcans so it won't blow back out. Wherever you are in the world, if you see some trash on the ground, go ahead and pick it up. I understand that it probably isn't yours, but if everyone did their part, just think about how beautiful we could make the world.

15 comments:

  1. i actually get so frustrated seeing people drop litter, i find it very disrespectful and frankly there isn't any need for it.
    So i just want to say you are fab, huge respect for you and keep it up.

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  2. Wonderful!

    It's easy to say trash is someone else's responsibility - "It's the apartment manager's job. It's the street cleaner's job. It's my neighbor's job. People shouldn't litter, etc."

    But in the end it's an opportunity for all of us to help make our world a little cleaner.

    Thanks for making the world a little more beautiful!

    Eric

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  3. This is universally true. Applies to us all and feasible for all.
    Regards,
    Ruby

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  4. Good Job!!! You've inspired me to wanting to do my part. Thanks.

    http://supasperm.blogspot.com/2012/03/give-little-live-little.html

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  5. I sure would like to clone you and your attitude. Oh. You mean WE can follow suit? I can follow suit? Count me in! (And count me in as your newest follower, too.) Bravo.

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  7. I really like your blog, your selflessness is heartwarming! Keep it up!

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  8. The world would be such a better place if everyone done their part...like you. I love your blog! It's so encouraging..you just don't see too much of this these days..

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  9. This is a truly inspiring blog! It's such an awesome thing all the things you are actively doing. It takes paying it forward to a new level. Thank you for all that you do.
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  10. This is a very commendable act because most would just walk right on by all the trash they see in their neighborhood (and often times right in their own yards). I too am an avid trash "picker-upper" or however you would like to put it. LOL I just can't stand to see our land abused by such things so wherever I am I try to pick up unsightly trash. Everyone looks at me like I'm gross but I could care less. Keep on with your goal. It's great to see someone going out of their way!

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  11. i m sooo touched with this act n thought of urs.....i promise i will do my bit.

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