One of the healthy habits that I teach to my junior golfers in community. I often speak to them about looking out for each other and their neighbors but most of the time, I encourage them to take care of their physical community by becoming responsible for their trash. I am constantly shocked by the amount of trash that is left behind on the driving range when trash cans are conveniently located for proper disposal. It's not fun cleaning up after others but it is the right thing to do for the environment.
When I was a kid, I know that was a long time ago, a popular public service announcement message was "Give a hoot, don't pollute" and it stuck. It also makes sense. When would littering be a good idea?
As it is we are producing so much trash that the biggest garbage dump on earth is actually in the ocean. Sometimes, we humans just aren't very smart. Maybe one of my junior golfers will develop a solution for it in the distant future. In the meantime, creating awareness might cause us all to think differently about trash and its impact on our community at large.
My son, Gavin, is in the Navy so I thought I would share this video.