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Keep on Trucking (But not Littering)

This morning as I was driving to work on I-40 East, I saw a Landstar semi parked on the side of the interstate. Litter was being thrown from the cab. I think the litter was a white fast food bag, but it could have been paper or a white t-shirt. I emailed the company and requested that they ask their drivers not to litter. I told Landstar that my home was being trashed, and I did not appreciate it.

Don’t forget that if you see someone littering, try to write down the tag number on the car and contact Stop Litter.

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It’s All Greek to Me, Too

I have two blogger heroes. The first hero of blogging is the Grand Knight, the Tallest of Rabbits, the King himself, Rex Hammock. As his blog says, he has blogged since 2000. My understanding is that Rex is an accidental environmentalist. I think that means that he just does what is right in regards to the environment without boasting or blogging about it.

Another blog that I admire and read regularly is Mel’s Diner, which is written by a former Nashvillian who now lives in Greece. I enjoy reading about the juxtaposition of Tennessean and Greek cultures. Mel made this comment about litter in Greece in an email to me:

You should see what the trash is like in Greece. It makes me sick that
people are so careless with their trash. I was raised so differently!
Greeks look at me with wonder and amazement when I actually seek out a
trash can for my trash, and put it in my purse or carry it if I can’t
find one. And the irony is Greeks are so fastidious in their own homes.

Unfortunately, the Greeks and Tennesseans have two things in common, a Parthenon and litter.

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It's All Greek to Me, Too

I have two blogger heroes. The first hero of blogging is the Grand Knight, the Tallest of Rabbits, the King himself, Rex Hammock. As his blog says, he has blogged since 2000. My understanding is that Rex is an accidental environmentalist. I think that means that he just does what is right in regards to the environment without boasting or blogging about it.

Another blog that I admire and read regularly is Mel’s Diner, which is written by a former Nashvillian who now lives in Greece. I enjoy reading about the juxtaposition of Tennessean and Greek cultures. Mel made this comment about litter in Greece in an email to me:

You should see what the trash is like in Greece. It makes me sick that
people are so careless with their trash. I was raised so differently!
Greeks look at me with wonder and amazement when I actually seek out a
trash can for my trash, and put it in my purse or carry it if I can’t
find one. And the irony is Greeks are so fastidious in their own homes.

Unfortunately, the Greeks and Tennesseans have two things in common, a Parthenon and litter.

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Bauble or Babel

Tonight, I walked around the neighborhood after dinner. I passed by this antenna helmet for the second day in a row. Picking it up, I turned it over and read Made In China, and an alarm went off in my head. Is it toxic? Is it dangerous?

I also thought of the people far away who made it, packaged it and brought it to the USA. Then all the folks in the USA who have touched it. I thought about how whatever we do touches another person whom we have never met. And that’s another reason not to litter.

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P.S. I’m a graduate of Tennessee, too.

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