Regular visits to my favorite local park (Sloan's Lake) have made me realize many things--like many people don't care about putting their water bottles (labels & lids TOO) in the trash. Well, their carelessness gives me green wishes.
Some thoughts on these dang bottles:
- Try to use reusable bottles whenever possible
- When purchasing bottles of water like these, make a commitment to RECYCLING them! This may mean taking it home with you (if your park does not have a recycling bin). And that goes DOUBLE for the lids and labels that always seem to avoid finding a home in the trash.
My green wishes for today came from 2 water bottle lids, one water bottle label, 3 straws and some kind of candy wrapper:
- The BP well is once and forever capped and sealed.
- Recent rain in CO brings happiness to all gardens in the state.
- The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake goes off without a hitch and without too much litter piling up in the park.
- Plans for the Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market (being held October 2 in North Denver) continue to move forward as a fantastic community event!
- Wishes #5 and #6 are given up to others. If you read this....please feel free to take one and make it your own!
As you wander, run, roll or stroll down the street, path, or beach just start being aware of the trash that you see. Only now when you see the trash, don't be disgusted or angry that there is some litter messing up your pretty spot--instead see the litter as an opportunity to LOVE your surroundings and to have a wish (any wish) granted for you or the EARTH!
Some basic DOs in Green Wishing:
- pick up items large and small
- no amount of trash is too little and well...you can keep picking up until there is no more to pick up!
- use glove or pet waste bags to pick up any "gross" items
- always remember to wash your hands after you have gone green wishing
- recycle whenever possible
- spread the word about the Green Wish Foundation and why you are picking up trash
- keep track of what you pick up and let us know!
- MAKE SURE TO USE YOUR WISHES--remember that you can send them to friends and loved ones!
Some basic DON'Ts in Green Wishing
- don't pick up dangerous items
- don't pick up an item unless you know what it is
- don't worry so much about picking up paper items/tissues that are in the late stages of decomposition
These are just some basics. More fun ways to build green wishing into your life coming soon!
1. That this part of the country continue to be protected and respected by all who live, work and play in it.
2. That others in the world take the time, while recreating (on hikes, rides, etc) to make Green Wishes!
1st green wish haiku: