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Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at 8:08 PM

I can't believe that the web site has finally recognized me again. For almost 2 months I have been blogless. It was impossible for me to post a blog. Hopefully it will work today. I've had so many topics in mind. Now I'm so anxious to see if this works properly that very little registers with me.

Last Thursday at the October meeting of the Fairview Family & Community Education Club there was a discussion regarding preserving energy, conservation of resources, and the subject of littering came up. Yesterday morning I saw a group of men from the Bedford County Work House picking up litter along Midland. Thank you, Sheriff Randall Boyce, for helping with that.

What can we do to educate people so that they will not throw trash out the windows of their vehicles? It seems to be worse in Tennessee than in some other states. I remember years ago being in the state of Washington & realizing how clean everything looked. It was also that way in Indiana. Maybe the redneck comes out in Tennesseans, & we just have to junk it up. What will it take to make us a cleaner community?

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I think a return deposit on all bottles would certainly help a lot. Most of what you see is soda and beer bottles and cans.

My daughters and I walk along Wartrace Pike every month or so picking up cans and soda bottles for recycling at East Side school. In a 2-3 mile stretch we usually get 20 -30 every time.

I am trying to teach my girls that you should not throw stuff out of cars and that we are being responsible citizens by picking up the mess from others.

-- Posted by EastSideMom on Tue, Oct 23, 2007, at 10:44 PM

You know Betty I must agree that TN. does have it's fair share of littering, but on a recent trip to Cleveland, Ohio I noticed how bad it was up there as compared to here.

I also traveled to and through TX recently and noticed how clean their roadsides were...I am not sure, but I think the fines are heavier in TX. Of course they have a slogan , which is well advertised "Don't mess with Texas".

Maybe the fines and enforcement should be greater in TN.


-- Posted by HorseGentler on Wed, Oct 24, 2007, at 7:03 AM

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