While picking up trash and cigarette butts, I've received three different responses. One man screamed at me shouting, “You are stupid! Trash is the city’s job!” One woman said, “You're a good neighbor.” And one told me that I was "just enabling people to toss their trash by picking up after them.”
What do you think? What's the answer to not having trash and cigarette butts on our streets, in our yards and in our water — the Gulf, lakes and streams?
• Is the answer more city workers? And if so, who will pay for them?
• Is the answer more trash and cigarette butt bins? And if so, where do these need to be placed?
• Is the answer education? If education is needed, how do we develop a program that will work and who do we direct the education toward?
Please respond with your ideas so we can brainstorm and come up with a plan that will help save our planet for our children and future generations.