© Zachary P. Stephens / Brattleboro Reformer
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, 2012.
We have come a long way since I was a kid when it comes to recycling. I remember learning the three R’s in elementary school, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and the talk about the hole in the ozone layer.
Since then, large efforts have been made worldwide to be conscious of our consumption and waste. Yet there is still a long way to go. People are still just throwing their trash out the window and illegally dumping in remote areas of our scenery.
It is remarkable that this is still happening.
Littering penalties in Vermont include fines up to $500 and in New Hampshire fines up to $2000.
Do your part and accept responsibility for your waste. We only have one planet and we are killing it.