Pick Up a Couple Pieces of Trash
This may sound like a no-brainer, but picking up just a little bit of trash can do worlds of good for our planet. For starters, litter is an eyesore and our planet is beautiful—keeping it clean is a simple way to preserve Earth’s natural beauty.
In addition to being ugly, trash poses a threat to wildlife as they often consume it or use it in their nests. More often than not, trash ends up in our waterways where it eventually makes it way to the ocean, posing a threat to seabirds, sea turtles, and other marine mammals and increasing the number of algal blooms.
Litter, chemical runoff, and illegal dumping can also seep into the groundwater, which can negatively impact the quality of drinking water. Picking up 10-20 pieces of trash will only take you a minute and while it may seem small, if everyone did it, our world would be a much cleaner and greener place.Back to top