Letter, Opinion

Do your part on Green Up Day

Dear Editor,

Have you noticed all the litter on the roadsides? Litter is even floating in our rivers and lakes! It makes us look like we don’t care about our state. Guess what, it’s just not Vermonters who are littering; it’s also visitors from other states! However, it is our responsibility, as Vermonters, to clean up our own state.

Litter is dangerous to our wildlife and pets. Trash bags that are thrown on the roadsides are an attraction to animals. The animals smell the food and rip open the bags. There could also be something poisonous in the bags. We need to stop littering!

Vermont has beautiful hiking trails. A student in our classroom went fishing with his family. As they were hiking they noticed trash was all over the trail. There were bottles, cans, and trash. That is not OK.

Trash pollutes our lakes and rivers. Some students have found tires, balloons, oil cans, soda cans, trash, and glass bottles floating in the water, and broken glass at the bottom. They’ve also noticed furniture and appliances as well. This needs to stop.

May 7 is Green-Up Day. We are asking Vermonters, both adults and children, to participate in greening up our beautiful state. Let’s make Vermont clean!

The Fourth and Fifth Graders at OCA Leicester and Mrs. Laura Coro, teacher

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