As some may or may not know, I live in Berkeley, CA. There are many reasons why I love living in the Bay Area; it is quirky, liberal, beautiful, full of small businesses, great food, and there is a real sense of community.
The downfalls of living here are: there are a lot of homeless people (which I think we should work more diligently to help), a little more gun activity than I would like, and there is a lot of garbage on our streets.
Lately the garbage issue has been agitating me more and more. I take my dog for walks everyday, and everyday I notice the abundance of trash everywhere. It’s gross and makes our cute neighborhood full of Victorian and craftsman homes look like a slum. This has led me to carrying an extra bag (in addition dog’s poo bag) and picking up pieces of garbage as I walk. Simple, easy and my neighborhood is looking much better. My good friend and neighbor is now doing it too.
I hope this inspires others to take the time to pick up garbage as well or just avoid littering all together.
Do you have this issue in your neighborhood?