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Feeling Green

This blog entry by Suzie The Foodie has inspired me to rant a little in your general direction.

My mother raised a somewhat environmentally-friendly daughter. The only time I don't put something in a garbage can is if it's biodegradable (like an apple core) and I'm not in a populated area. I recycle. I compost if it's available. I turn lights off and conserve water. Etc etc, you get the point.

User Sorrow writes:

They put up signs around here that says "Only Trash litters" and ten fined people 50-100$ for all the trash they throw out the window.
Results!?
dramatic! 85% decrease!


I know how I feel about this, but how do you? Should we be dedicating a portion of our law enforcement to this? I imagine if they even did it for even a year it would make a huge impact.


Poll #1607633 Environmental Enforcement

How important do you consider reducing litter?

Mean: 6.33 Median: 2 Std. Dev 3.86
1
1(33.3%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(33.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(33.3%)

Do you feel it would be a good idea for us to dedicate a small task force of law enforcement to fining litterers?

Yes
2(66.7%)
No
1(33.3%)

Do you feel there is another sector of environmental issues that should be either criminalized or more heftily penalized?

Comments

For the record, I always, always clean up my own mess and it gets to me a bit when I see trash lying around on the sidewalk or in the grass.