LETTERS

Look to our own backyards

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To the Editor:

This past weekend was Earth Day where good neighbors took two to three hours cleaning up the litter from the streets, parks and communities. Very few people support these efforts anymore and rely on others to do the work; some feel picking up other’s trash is beneath them and that it would be better to go protest “Science” instead. I saw only one young couple with their daughter cleaning up Conimicut Village; everyone else I witnessed was over 50. If the young are so inclined to complain about the “the world coming to an end because of science,” possibly they might look into their own back yards and see that if they don’t start getting involved in cleaning up what’s around them and picking up the garbage they see on the ground into a bag/bin, they won’t have to worry about the world. We all need to work at working to make it work.

There is an old saying: “When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.” 

This could also apply to our beautiful communities and villages. Start working to make it better and get involved in your community. Stop expecting everyone else will do the work. Clean up! 

Leslie Derrig

Warwick

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ThatGuyInRI

Something tells me it;s a lot more complex than just "young people" not picking up trash.

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