Sunday, January 18, 2015

#Litterati: Pick Up South Burlington, Vermont


Litter photos with captions, South Burlington, VT.


Join the Litterati Vermont Community!


1. Find a piece of litter.
2. Photograph it with instagram.
3. Hashtag your photo with #Litterati
4. Throw away, recycle or compost the litter

Litterati maps where each piece is found.

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Put Vermont on the #Litterati map. Your action will help keep Vermont Green and Clean. 

True Vermonters don't throw down litter,
we pick it up. 




















          


Leaf Litter Poll.
 Which looks good on the ground, Red Cup. or Red Leaf?
Leaves fall but cups shouldn't.





Vote your favorite red. (Leafies or can)


Below are some of my South Burlington, Vermont litter finds
 (picked up and disposed of - trashed or recycled). 







Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Arizona any more.
Pick up litter-keep Vt Green and Clean.














NC dumps the blues on Vermont












A little more stumpin, a little less littering. 










                   Stumpin Trash!

Litter picking is an All-Season Sport.
Drop a piece and you lose a point.
Pick up a piece, you gain a point. 




Keep these roaring waters out of our streams and brooks.

















Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 

Some of my favorites from 2011-2014 are shown below. (*Taken in South Burlington, with a few exceptions.)


Litter is an All-Season Sport.
Drop a piece, you lose a point.
Pick up a piece you gain a point.



                                                                Not funny. 



 This week’s haul was the last straw for my litterbag.  This Green Up Day bag was reused in all four seasons since 2009; time to retire it and bring out a new one. March 2012.



                                                    Not Smart





Real snowflakes are not as heavy as a brick, do not take hundreds of years to decompose, and do not make a tinny sound when stepped on.   Jan 2012. 



    Can you tell which is the real snowflake?
    One melts in your hand, the other does not. 




                                                   Peace! Now pick up a piece. 






Cold Feet





                                                                      Cold Foot


Plastic spring- Flowers of the future?



                                                 TREASURE TRASH



                        Leave no Mardi Gras behind. 

 March 3, 2012.  Perform Magic - Make the trash disappear, don't leave it on the roadside.








                             A little to much celebrating. 


Avoid litter flu, get outside and pick up it up.





                          Wrong time of year for both of these.

                                                               And both are misplaced. 


 BEWARE COLD LITTER ZONE.   Feb 2012



                Caught in the nick of time.
Each (bottle, cigarette) seemed determined to reach the lake and eventually the ocean. Feb 2012



The Race to the Ocean via Lake Champlain.






Close call 
as P.W.B. nearly falls through the ice.



 Rescue required a bit of tugging to keep this invasive species from reaching the watershed. Feb 2012


After handling so much ice cold litter, this hand warmer offered at least moral support. Feb 2012


Before - Bud Ice
 After - Just Ice
                                                                                                  Jan 2012



                                                   King of the trash hill. 

The king is de-throned. The power lies in our many hands.

                       

                                  I hope you come back for your drink. 



                                          Plastic straws S U C K. 



No Joy here. 
Dec 2012


                             Yup, that it is. Vermont is cold in the winter time.
                                   We did not need the cup to tell us.


        Bitter cold temperatures tonight; 
            Please keep coffee cups indoors.   Jan 2012


 Racing to the Super Bowl
         Pass Pattern: Hot on Cold. Jan 2012



                             Super Bowl Ad - Quarterback sneak
                                       THE BLITZ IS ON.



Sucking on ice chips might help curb the urge to smoke!
             Ice chips now available in cool minty flavor!



                          SMOKIN'  TRASH                Jan 2012




                 Ain't nothing royal about litter or smoking.
                               
Secret memo found; explains  Warm Vermont Winter:
Of the two large garbage bags of litter I picked up this week, this piece of trash was the most informative. 
Herein lies the secret of our 2012 warm Vermont winter-"Thermo Temperature Control". 
Keeps the Champlain Valley snow free, yet leaves the Vermont Mountains a white winter wonderland.
Feb 2012


     Groundhog Day
  Groundhog sees shadow and much more.
  The much more scares him back into his burrow.       Feb 2012


Blizzard Wizard drops snow in the Mountains,
and melts snow in the valleys.
Now if the plastic bag would only melt (decompose) as well. 
 Feb 2012


Picking up litter is mysterious, exciting, full of surprises. 


                                                   Fake Snow

                          I hate fake snow. 




Autographed Litter.



                                                                                            April 2011

Slim Jim 
Oct. 2011

The Colonel would be ashamed.  
                                                            
Gee wiz Junior, didn't your mother teach you any better than that?



Do we really need to keep worms that will live maybe a few weeks, in a container that will not decompose for thousands of years?


Litter picking is an All-Season Sport.
Drop a piece and you lose a point. 
Pick up a piece, you gain a point.
                                          Point + point + point = 3 points. 


UFO litter gets you double points

Escaped litter gets you triple points. 


Blue Light Special - 3 points.


Pick it up. 
It isn't heavy 
and it gets you 1 point plus five cents deposit.

                
                                                     Plant flowers not glass. April 2011


                                    Replace political signs 
                       with flower bulbs after election.





Frog sheds blood red tears over littered trash. 




                       Cedar tree grabs pizza driver. 
                Little remained afterwards. 



                     Cedar tree lights up one after congenial visit. 





Cedar tree drinking coffee after a rough 
 night on the town. 



        Invasive plant eats human, spits out plastic cup.  



                                          Cedar tree stopped for DUI



Rare Bush Eats Champlain College Student Alive.
 Spits Out Plastic Sandwich Bag. 








         Balloons Blow - Don't let them go. 
                                    
        


                           What is a five letter word for litterbug?                          
                     Don't be a nerd - stash your trash.  
                                            Then you will feel good. 


                                        Otherwise


      Don't forget- because it is the right thing to do to protect nature, critters, fish, and other wildlife as well as us and our health. Pick Up Litter.


             Keep your promise - don't litter, and pick up litter when you see it. Let the circle be un-broken.


                                               "Heavy Metal" litter.
                                 Picking up litter R O C K S !


                   Cans can be recycled - waste not, want not.



                          Do not walk past
                                       littered trash. 



        Picking up litter is a heart healthy 
 all season sport. 




Sometimes litter picking can be a little rough- but most of the time it goes smoothly. 
There are worse battles that have been fought. 

         No tools required to pick up litter.

 

    No disguise will change the fact that this bottle or    cup does not belong on the ground. 



                                       To much cream. 



Oct. 2011


Terrestrial guide to conquering and destroying Earth.
Plan of attack - use litter to defile the land and water.

        National Guard called out to tackle   Alien Litter. 






        What litter free looks like. How beautiful is that! 
A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors ~ Henry David Thoreau




Leave only tracks behind. 


Litter is an All-Season Sport.

Drop a piece of trash, you lose a point.

Pick up a piece of littered trash; you gain a point.



END Litter. If we can end a whole species we ought to be able to end litter.       
                                  


Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 



            We knew you would come through for us!

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Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to, pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health. 
Bernie resides in SB, Vermont