We all love to go to 'wild' places to relax, go hiking or camping, go out on a boat, or to the beach. However, there are very few places that have not felt the presence of humans in one form or another. It's always dishearting to me to go to the beach and see something like this... But what is worse is seeing the people hanging out on the beach as if this is a normal or natural state of affairs. They place their beach blankets in between piles of trash and let their kids run around. Why aren't they upset? What will their kids grow up to think?
We have a responsibility in keeping these places clean. It does not matter whose mess it is or whose fault it is, we all use these places... so we need to give back to them. That's why next Saturday, I am participating in the international beach clean-up. For more about that visit here. Do you know where your nearest clean-up is? There are always some clean-ups around, if you look, or you can always take the initiative yourself. The next time you visit your favorite spot, pick up five pieces of trash, as a way of 'paying back' for the time you spent there.