Philadelphia’s Terrific Trash Cans and DON’T LITTER Signs

Philadelphia wasn’t a trash FREE city, but my son and I saw much less litter there than we’ve seen in other big cities lately.

Philadelphia had some wonderful trash cans.  Some of the trash cans mechanically compacted the trash powered by solar panels on the tops.

It was also great to see these sorts of messages:

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Philadelphia Streets website
http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/

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Nice Note for Project PUT from Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs

This is an addendum to the post:
PUT Expedition at Willston Multi-Cultural Center Soccer Field and Play Ground, 7/29/2014
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/put-expedition-at-willston-school-soccer-field-7292014/

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From our PUT Expedition at Willston Multi-Cultural Center Soccer Field and Play Ground, 7/29/2014
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/put-expedition-at-willston-school-soccer-field-7292014/

We sent a note and link to the post we wrote up to Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs.  We got a nice not back from them regarding all the trash we encountered and then picked up:

Emily and Eloise,
Sorry for the delay but there were several agencies involved (and some staff on vacation) — while Neighborhood and Community Services operates the facility, the county’s Facilities Management Department’s contractor empties the trash cans near the soccer field, picnic pavilion and playground, and picks up litter on the ground on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s. Unfortunately, at times, the trashcans are empty and litter is scattered across the site. They said that they will investigate purchasing and installing signage that encourages individuals to put their trash in the receptacles.

It should be such a basic thing and unfortunately even when there are signs, some people choose to ignore them. We appreciate your efforts and wish that others were as committed to keeping the area litter-free. Thanks so much for all you do!

Sincerely,
Barbara XXXXXXX
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs

We at Project PUT sincerely hope that NO LITTERING signs do get posted and that people behave as requested.  We hop that our society can come to understand that littering is not good behavior and for us to achieve a society that does not require a NO LITTERING sign for people know (and behave accordingly) that LITTERING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

 

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PUT Drone 3000 by Eloise

Eloise and I were conversing in the car.  We got on the subject of Project PUT and drifted onto the subject of inventions.  Eloise and I had visited Central Park in NYC a few weeks ago and she spent some time talking to a guy who was standing on a high rock (Eloise loves to climb rocks) flying a small remote control drone over one of the small lakes in the park.  When we were talking in the car, Eloise said wouldn’t it be great to make a thing that could go to places we can’t reach, like that drone, to Pick Up Trash.  She also said it would be good if there was one that people could ride on and just reach over the edge with a picker to get things that would be hard to get while walking around.  I told her that everything that we see started with an idea, and since this was her idea, she should write about it and make a drawing.  Then our conversation drifted onto other subject and I forgot about this idea until I went to our basement to do some laundry and found this:

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Eloise got out paper, pencil and drafting tools to write and draw out her idea which she calls PUT Drone 3000.

Here are close ups of the drawings:

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PUT Drone 3000
Concept and Drawing by Eloise Gleichenhaus

The Put Drone 3000 will make the world beautiful. It has sensors so it will land easy, fans so it can fly, a robo-hand to Pick Up Trash, a remote to guide it where to fly, and a hand to grab. The hand will bring the trash into the box.

The parts/features of the PUT Drone 3000 include:

  • Seat so you can ride
  • Box for trash
  • Robo-hand
  • Sensors
  • Fans

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This is a legend explains in detail some of the features:

  • Sensors come from those remote control toy planes so the remote can fly it.
  • Fans will help it fly, to get it off the ground.
  • Robo-hand is made to grab and PUT trash in a box.

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What If Everybody Did That? A Picture Book Exploring Ramifications of Bad Habits Like Littering

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What if Everybody Did That?
Written by Ellen Javernick
Illustrated by Colleen M. Madden

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Elementary School Lesson Plan for WHAT IF EVERYBODY DID THAT?
http://www.sd38.bc.ca/area-counsellor-team/Resources/Supplemental_Lessons/Intermediate_Supplemental/Downloads/what_if_everybody_did_that-1.pdf

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