The day of the mission, we reported for duty. At first we considered going somewhere else because we wanted big garbage so we could see a difference after we left. On the surface, the lot didn't appear too "garbagy" (Is that a word?) The idea of driving around in the car and looking for garbage didn't make sense if we were trying to help the environment.
We walked through the entire lot and picked up everything we found. One helper was responsible for plastics, another paper, and Mom got everything else. Some items had been there for quite a while evidenced by how they were wedged into the soil. You won't believe what things we found - GARBAGE!
When we were finished, my oldest made the comment, "There was alot of garbage afterall." Doing an overview, the lot looked pretty much the same, but our collection of three, filled grocery bags gave us a sense of pride knowing that we made a difference even if it wasn't easily noticed. Sometimes, work that truly makes a difference is silent.
By the way. The Little Green Secrets cleaning crew is available for hire. They love their work and don't eat much.