Friday, April 24, 2009

Beachcombing, Urban Style

I am feeling quite virtuous, after taking part in the Toronto 20 Minute Makeover today (don't you just love the ad, with the people in suits vacuuming litter off the sidewalk?)

A bunch of us from my office headed out onto the section of our building's property than runs along a major highway and picked up trash. Let me tell you, there was a lot of interesting stuff on the side of that road!

Here's a photo of just a few of the treasures I found: Canadian Tire money (hey, these days, you never know when that extra 5 cents is going to come in handy), a wrench (9/16 size), some interesting bits of metal that might come in handy in Susan Lenart Kazmer's class in Milwaukee, a seat belt buckle, a light spongy bit of rubber that is probably from a car engine with a very George Jetson shape that might look good as a focal bead...and one half of a pair of dice.
Altogether, we picked up about 50 grocery bags full of garbage. Of course, the irony is that we used 50 brand new plastic garbage bags and at least 50 rubber gloves, so we weren't exactly being totally green about the whole thing but hey, it's better than nothing.

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