Each time you walk outside your apartment building, you’re bound to come across some trash lying on the floor. Your first thought will be, “it’s not my mess; why should I clean it up?”. In hindsight, that’s our attitude towards climate change as well. At the end of the day, it’s your neighborhood, and you do have the responsibility of keeping it clean. 

Some people might find it disgusting to pick up a piece of trash. We’ll break it down into simple steps for you. Here’s what you need: 

  1. A napkin
  2. Access to a trash can

Just pick the trash up using the napkin and dispose of it off to the nearest trash can. It’s that simple. Before you know it, you’ll be setting an example in the neighborhood, and everyone around you will be picking up the trash as well. 

Still not convinced? Well, here are a few reasons why trash pick-ups are impactful: 

  • It keeps our environment beautiful. Litter is an ugly sight in the area. It can adversely impact the sense of community in the area. By picking up the trash, you’re beautifying the space and showing commitment towards your community. 
  • Protects wildlife. Nesting animals may confuse litter for food and get harmed. Furthermore, trash in the waterways will affect aquatic life negatively as well. 
  • Keeps costs down. According to “Keep America Beautiful,” litter cleanup costs the United States $11.5 a year. 
  • Protects children. Children have the tendency to pick up the items out of curiosity. It’s important to have closed bins so that they are out of reach of children. 

Now, we challenge you to #PickUpTheTrash and play your part in helping our environment. Start your Nano tasks today!

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