30-day litter picking challenge

I’ve started a 30-day litter picking challenge where I pick up one piece of litter every day. Only it’s quite addictive and hard to stick with just one piece. Once you start looking out for litter you see it everywhere and it becomes difficult to ignore. I’m currently on day 3. Here’s how it’s going so far:

Day 1: 3 pieces of litter
Day 2: 7 pieces of litter
Day 3: 5 pieces of litter

Please join me! There are no rules other than it has to be a minimum of one piece of litter and you can’t count your own litter which you should definitely pick up anyway.

Here’s Victoria looking very cute.

She’s got a game she likes to play with us on the stairs where we poke our hands through the bars and she swipes at us. It’s a dangerous game because she doesn’t sheath her claws but this just makes it all the more exciting!

Elizabeth’s alarm goes off at 6:30am each morning and when Victoria hears it she leaps off our bed where she sleeps and runs into Elizabeth’s room, then sits beside her bed waiting for a pat. She likes Elizabeth pats best of all.

This morning we had brunch at Foodstory with friends. It was wonderful! On Sundays, Foodstory do pancakes all day long and they’re special pancakes served with vegan yoghurt, granola, berry compote, and chocolate sauce. I was pretty stuffed after all of this. It’s such a tough and deprived life being a vegan.

Some great news this week: the mayor of New York, Eric Adams, has brought in vegan school dinners every Friday to New York’s schools. Adams is vegan himself, having gone vegan in 2016 after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He reversed his diabetes on a vegan diet. Here’s an interview with him about it:

We need more politicians like this please!

6 responses to “30-day litter picking challenge”

  1. I went on a litter pick once and after that I decided I didn’t want to do that again, two hours of bending is too much. So I thought I would probably be just as effective picking up two pieces a day. I tend to go for recycling only now, but it can get unmanageable if you go out unprepared with a bag, as I tend to try to get all the recycling I see. If I don’t see recyclables then I’ll go for litter. Sometimes on long walks I would see other litter picking walkers and that was nice. This is definitely a good thing to promote.

    1. That is wonderful, Denise! Wouldn’t it be great if this just became the norm and everyone did it?

      1. I hope that when people see others doing it , that it is something they realise they could do too.

  2. Picked up a bag of litter from the beach t’other day. What I hate is the tangled net in the dry seaweed. On a lighter note: I have to confess to being a bit of a piggy when it comes to good vegan food. I’ve recently discovered vegan butter and that’s been a game changer.

    1. There is a lot of yummy, unhealthy vegan food. I’m a suckered for it too!

      1. Thing is, yer canna beat a couple of slices of beans on toast when the chips are down.

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