How to Clean up Your Creek in Five Minutes

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Too often people yap on and on about “being green”, but can’t really back it up. I say it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Don’t talk about it, be about it.

Welp, I took about five minutes out of my oh-so-hectic (unemployed for a week) schedule and picked up some trash from a creek behind my house. It took less time than that to fill up a bucket with a bunch of litter. I was flabbergasted.

I found all this in about 5 minutes. I was shocked that people had wastefully tossed this into the creek; the Sprite still tasted great, yet it had been littered.
Hooray for litter

Someone had even thrown a whole chair into the creek. I wrenched it out with the fury of a hundred bald eagles.
A throne fit for a king

So everybody, I implore you, take just five minutes and pick up some litter. If everyone chips in a wee bit, it will make a big difference, and global warming will be reversed and dodos will come back to life.

Forilla though, if you do decide to help out and pick up some litter, and for some reason you feel it’s picture-worthy, let me know, and I’ll put up your pictures and salute you.

Posted in cleaning, eco hero on Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 5:39 PM.

3 Responses to “How to Clean up Your Creek in Five Minutes”

  1. Namit Mehta says:

    Hello, I do the same. I have been cleaning the creek behind my house. My problem is not the waste thrown by humans. Its the tree branches and fallen leaves clogging the creek and hence the water does not run and mosquitos hang out! Any solution?

  2. willyben says:

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