Saturday, April 20, 2013

Trussville Clean Up Day

In honor of Earth Day, April 22nd, there was a clean-up day organized in Trussville this morning. Bilal and I signed up to join one of the Paine Primary School teams. We made it to the Mall around 7:45am (early for me on a weekend). The kids wore bright orange vests for safety.

It was a chilly start to the day, about 42 degrees when we started out. But it became a little warmer and much more pleasant as the day progressed. Our team was assigned a long, winding street in Trussville, and we set to work with large garbage bags and gloves, filling them up as we walked along the street. Bilal stopped and took a break in the middle.

We came back with several bags full of discarded bottles, Styrofoam, and other miscellaneous pieces of trash. And the satisfaction that we did something good for the city and the environment in general. Hopefully it will also be a lesson to this generation, not to litter the area where they live because that trash will be there for a very long time.

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