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Day 120: Top 10 Reasons to Pick Up Garbage

I pick garbage frequently in my neighbourhood. For that matter, I pick up garbage just about every where I go. I pick it up when I travel (see Garbage Picking in Mexico ), along the street, down at the beach. My 3 year old son does it with me too. Today we have taken a different angle on this GIVE. 365give has created the top 10 reason why you should garbage pick. My son and I asked people as we walked through our neighbourhood today why they thought picking up garbage was a good idea. Here is our list of answerers.

Day 120: Give 120

1) A sense of community by helping to keep it clean.

2) Teaches your children to GIVE as they watch you do it.

3) Keeps toxins out of the planet.

4) If someone sees you doing it, they may be inspired to pick one day as well – adding to the goodwill in your community.

5) Saves the water ways from pollutants. (especially doggie waste)

6) A great way to get some exercise “walk and squat” – could be the newest in exercise trends!

7) Save’s dog owner’s arms from being pulled off as their dogs sniff out every bag, every tissue and every wrapper dropped o the ground.

8) Recycling the plastic picked instead of it going into landfills.

9) Clean parks, streets and beaches are safer for our children, from their feet to their hands. Garbage is not only dirty it can be sharp and dangerous,

10) Saves wild animals and fish from eating unnatural substances that destroy species.

***Most importantly. you will feel happy that you have GIVEN back. You gave to your community, your children, your planet and yourself.

Time Commitment: 30 minutes while on route through our daily routine – 2 full bags of garbage

Cost: 0. I used biodegradable bags I received from the grocery store.

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Together we can change the world one day at a time.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
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“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)