This week, I am thankful for the environmental judges, Judges Whiddon and Coleman-Hall, in Mobile, Alabama. They provide a great service to our community and are working to build community pride through the Environmental Court and Keep Mobile Beautiful.
Monday through Friday of each week, my wife and I take a five mile "Daily Litter" walk in west Mobile.
We've developed four routes which we vary on a daily basis so that more streets are cleaned each week. The tools used are the small plastic bags brought home for free each week from merchants and a gardening glove. Each day three or four bags full of Litter are removed from the streets and left in a trash can instead of a storm drain.
I encourage all cities to join this effort as well. Citizens might go out their door feeling blue, but by the time they get home they will be pumped up and ready to go.
They will feel good from the exercise and from knowing they did something good for the community, too.