It’s hard to not look up when Mt. Hood is in view—her beauty is incredible (even without much snow). My iPhone is filled with images that would entice even the most stubborn New Yorker to move here.
“Start at your feet” – these powerful words were referenced in an article about everyday heroes who are removing tons of plastic from our oceans and beaches—plastic that will soon outnumber fish in our oceans.
While the mountains and trees keep me grounded, trash on our trails inevitably shifts my head in a different direction—toward my feet. You could say, I’ve become a little obsessed lately with scouting and picking up trash. Below is a small collection of what I’ve picked up the last few days running around Mt. Hood.
People spot me picking up litter and thank me. While appreciated, I don’t want thanks—what I want is for everyone to join me in my litter crusade—and some have by sharing their photos as part of my Make a Pact, Pact it Out initiative (a special thank you to my friends Troy, Kendra, Katherine, and Lauren for joining me). And there’s certainly other campaigns out there focused on litter awareness and clean-ups. [Continue Reading]