Thursday, September 5, 2013

Three Words About Litter – Pick It Up

 Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2013, the Stoddart Avenue Community Garden will be joining Keep Columbus Beautiful (the City’s community improvement program), Mayor Coleman, the United Way of Central Ohio and other Central Ohio non-profit organizations in launching the first community-wide litter campaign Three Words About Litter…Pick It Up!   The campaign is designed as a call to action to empower ordinary citizens of any age to create a clean neighborhood through social responsibility.  (At least that’s what they told us when we were invited to participate). 

Most people know the act of littering is wrong. When asked to provide 3 words about litter, people will immediately respond with 3 words that describe litter-such as dirty, trashy and messy. But the simple 3 word, call to action “PICK IT UP!” puts the ownership of litter back on the individual.

Many of our neighbors know that the SACG has organized litter pick-up events before.   As in the past, we will have refreshments for our volunteers and neighbors who wish to join us.  (Feel free to contribute to a refreshment potluck). 

We have been threatened with bad karma if we are not finished by 11 a.m. when the Children’s Parade starts on its route to the Hot Times Festival in Olde Towne East.   We also will not interfere with the OSU football game.

Even if you have not gardened with us this year, please join us in making this a better place to live, visit and volunteer by picking up a little litter.  The more the merrier. 
And bring some gardening books.  Our gardening collection in our new free little library is out of gardening and DIY books.

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