Saturday we participated in the Great American Clean-up with a large group of people from our church. Part of my assignment was to take pictures. My husband was one of the leaders, so he drove from site to site restocking water and checking on needs, while I took pictures. Our kids stayed with friends at one of the sites to pick up trash.
Some areas were street side others were parks. Bottles and cans and bits of paper were the sorts of things I expected to find, and there were plenty of those things.
I was amazed, though, at the some of the things found in the parks.
Tires, couch cushions, carpet, nets, car parts, water fountain spigot, etc., etc., etc. Completely random stuff.
Kids of all ages were helping and being grossed out at the things they found.
I'm hoping that it will help keep them mindful of taking care of their planet. We all have to do our part.
Application to writing? Uh! Clean up your prose so as not to gross out your readers. Heehee! See! Everything has an application to writing.