Harper has been taking a stand against litter lately.
A few weeks ago, we started taking a trash bag (i.e. Walmart-like bags) with us when we walk to school so we can pick up any trash we find on our way.
So far, I think we have collected and disposed of about 8 bags of litter.
Last week when we were walking home, she asked me why people throw their trash on the ground.
She can't understand why people don't throw their trash in the trash can: why they would throw their trash on the ground. It seems to hurt her heart that people would be so careless and disrespectful - which was my answer to her question. People litter mostly because they are careless, disrespectful, or lazy.
At school, Harper and her friends have been picking up trash on the playground during recess. They formed a little club: the Save the World Club.
About two weeks ago, she painted this "sign." She told me what she wanted to write and I dictated the message, letter by letter.
She wanted to take it to school and have it posted somewhere. They ended up laminating it and taping it to the trash can outside where it was on display for at least a week - before the elements took it down.
I'm honestly not sure where the sign is now.
Hopefully it's still on display somewhere - deterring would-be polluters, encouraging them to put the trash in the trash can.