Why even care if there is trash on the ground? Maybe for some of you, seeing trash on the ground angers you. Perhaps it really doesn't bother you. For me, it frustrates. Take this McDonalds bag I saw just last Sunday for instance. Imagine if nobody cared that this was on the ground. What would the world look like? I've been in other countries where this type of thinking was obviously the way of life. My take on their culture was that they took no pride in their community, in their town, or in themselves. When people litter, they not only make themselves look like the VERY definition of ignorance and laziness, they make others in the community look like that too. I don't know about you, but I'm not okay with being labeled either of those and I want to make a change in our society's way of thinking. It's not just about litter removal, it's about self-integrity and pride for your community.
What can you and your family do to change the way your neighborhood thinks about litter and a clean environment? Green Running was my way of making a change in both action and prevention...what's yours? :)
Rachel Kautzky-Scheib is the creator of the Green Runners. She grew up in small town Iowa. She loves to exercise. This group is a hobby and passion of hers and of many other people in the Des Moines area. When she's not Green Running, she is working as a Realtor alongside her hubby, Tim. She enjoys spending time with her family as much as possible!