Yesterday, I decided to go to the grocery store on my bicycle. Lack of traffic made my trip both easy and safe. The absent particle haze from interstate 81, has also left our valley with much clearer skies. The air feels fresher and reinvigorating! Consider how a healthy environment can impact your life for the better. Take this opportunity to slow down and:
Picking up trash is a great way to help ensure we are keeping both the trail and waterway clean. Everything from soda bottles, grocery bags, coffee cups, and yes, even polyester clothing, which enters the waterway or environment will turn into microplastics. Microplastics are derived from these larger pieces of from larger pieces of plastic trash. By cleaning out our small portion of the environment we could potentially save birds, fish, and continue to build a healthier ecosystem in Mercersburg and those communities downstream.
Bottom line…a healthy environment and life, begins with each of us! So go out and enjoy the Spring. Delight in the vibrant greens and other colors which abound in nature, and stay safe and healthy.
Dr. Elizabeth George