March and April 2022 Plastic Picking Totals!!! – Dr. Plastic Picker

March and April 2022 Plastic Picking Totals!!!

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Reusing this picture again. The last blog I left up, but the blog was painful to write.

May 11, 2022

by Dr. Plastic Picker

It’s 608AM and our oldest will be getting up soon to take his AP Spanish Exam. He is such a good boy, a good son and a wonderful older brother. One thing I want to do different from my children is not to foster a sense of competition among them. For some reason and I was the worse at it, there was always a sense of competition among my siblings. Friendly and in good nature, but still there. I don’t want that for them. There are two of them, and when I am gone from this earth that is hopefully habitable – they will only really have each other. I want them to love each other and to support each other.

That is what I’m trying to do for our climate and health community in San Diego. My mentor Dr. Bruce Bekkar led his last meeting as Chair of the Public Health Advisory Council of Climate Actions Campaign, and I’m next up. Those are big shoes to fill, but I think I’ve figured out the role I’m meant to play. I’m meant to be everyone’s cheerleader, supporter and just to keep us connected and going. That’s the most important role I can play right now. It’s a very non-Crimson University skill. In fact it’s probably the one trait that Crimson University is horrible at. But I’m glad that trait remained nascent in my psyche and has been able to grow.

Just some thoughts. Picking up trash and thinking about the plastic in our lives is a very meandering process. I was able to meander my way through the world and did get 20 bags this month!!! Hmm, I just realized I didn’t post March totals??? I have it on my spreadsheet but did not post. Oh goodness. I’ll just post March and April here!

#681 Lifetime Total!!! 1909 Items Salvaged!!!

March 2022 Totals! – 18 BAGS

Aluminum Cans6Recycled
Plastic Bottles4Recycled
Glass Containers1Recycled

April 2022 Totals! – 20 BAGS

Aluminum Cans7Recycled
Plastic Bottles3Recycled
Glass Containers1Recycled

Tomorrow I will make sure to update our donations page! I have more Instagram followers. Just trying to get to 2000 followers. 1000 bags of plastic. 2000 followers. And piece of mind and joy in life, two healthy kids, marriage and a liveable planet. Modest goals here at Dr. Plastic Picker dot com.

My sister-in-law sent me this message. It’s meaningful in many ways.

Click here to see my lifetime totals page where I’m keeping track of it all!

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