It has become tradition for my kids and I to clean the ditches on a stretch of road near our house every Earth Day. We seem to be the only ones on our road that do this. Once, I even had a neighbor stop and ask what we were doing and WHY? My kids and I were speechless, and I finally answered with "because it's Earth Day!" They drove off and left us to our work, but I've often thought of that comment and wondered WHY NOT? We clean a 1km stretch of our road, both sides, and one side has quite a deep ditch. Boots are a must have. The 2 older kids were busy, so my 7 year old and I (and the dog) set off down the road.
There are only 3 houses on this stretch of road - one is ours, one is a cottage, and one is a (currently vacant) farm. We usually half fill a blue box along this stretch. This is what we picked up this year
Well look out people who litter 'OUR' stretch of road! WE care, and we will be looking for YOU!