DIY Earth Day

IMG_4858It is Wednesday and you know what that means, “hump day” so great job, you’ve made it more than halfway through the week.  As stated in my Pre-Earth Day post, let’s celebrate the Earth everyday we can.  It should be as simple as picking up some trash and placing in a rubbish or recycling receptacle or as fullfilling as sprouting some of your own organic food.  Monique, Tater and I decided to make our own post Earth Day event and it went a little like this.

We started at the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Arizona and 2nd Street.  We had some morning strawberries and an apple to fuel our day.

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We then walked along Palisades Park picking up papers and other trash items as we headed for the Metro Rapid 720 bus stop to our next destination.

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We headed a few miles away from the Pacific at the Veterans Affairs grounds in West Los Angeles.  It is a beautiful park setting where Vetrans can obtain health care and other services.  It seems like a great place to relax.  We decided to enjoy the park as we cleaned the area.  There was not a great deal of trash here, they keep their grounds in tip-top condition.  The deep cleaning was needed on the side walks along Wilshire Blvd adjacent to the VA grounds on both sides.

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Next stop on the Metro Rapid 720 is MacArthur Park, there was even a song written about it.  Well the song didn’t metion that it needed a deep clean, because it needed it.  It was a fun time spent cleaning for the myriad of ducks, geese and patrons of the park. Overall a great experience that I hope to make a daily thing.  Maybe not on this scale, but I will do what I can to honor the Earth.

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Happy Every Day is Earth Day – GreenUp! Guy

One thought on “DIY Earth Day

  1. Not only did we clean up, I really enjoyed meeting and talking to some nice people on the bus route and at the VA. Oh, yeah, there were a couple of haters along the way, but the nice & interesting people really outweighed the meanies. Plus, Matteo and I got to stop at the Paige Museum along the way 😉

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