Another Peace Project completed!
Celebrating Earth Day 2013 was a success for the U.S. Servas Staff. A small group of us gathered to clean up our town’s plaza and streets. Our main goal was to pick us as many cigarette butts as we could, as well as any other garbage that we found. Over a short time we each filled up our trash bags with all sorts of trash that was mostly hidden from view. Interesting found objects included:
1 Plastic Snake
2 Children’s Socks (mismatched)
Various Beer and Liquor Containers
& Lots of Cigarette Butts
We were surprised at the amount of cigarette butts laying around our streets which are generally kept clean by our towns people. It just goes to show how litter can go unnoticed and then cause environmental toxicity down the line. For more information about the dangers of toxic litter such as cigarette butts (which don’t biodegrade) please visit http://www.legacyforhealth.org/our-issues/cigarettes-and-the-environment/help-us-stop-toxic-litter
Here are some photos from the project. We would love to hear of any Peace Projects you our fellow Servas members are involved with; let us know!