Walking my dog is a daily routine, but also a history lesson. I can tell how much activity has been happening at the local TWRA lake by the amount of litter that has accumulated on the roadside as we walk by.
Caring about our environment is a reflection of how much we care about ourselves. Litter is ugly, inconsiderate, dangerous, damaging, caustic and disrespectful. It is a reflection of how people feel about themselves and others.
Tennessee—from its eastern mountains to western river valleys—is one of the most beautiful and diverse states in the country. But it has a litter problem—one we can fix, if we come together and make a plan. Reducing litter is not rocket science—we can do this.