As many readers of this blog know, I volunteer for the Water of Leith Conservation Trust once a week. I walk a length of the river, recording the wildlife I see and picking litter.
I'm one of several volunteers for the trust, who pick litter either once a week on a regular patch or on the large scale clean ups that happen throughout the year.
But we're not alone! A growing number of people across the UK are picking up litter as their way of making a difference to the place they live! You can read more about this on the Guardian newspaper website.
It was from that article, that I found out about Litter Heroes - a website dedicated to celebrating the people in the UK who pick litter.
I know that some people who read this blog also regularly pick litter - please feel free to share your stories in the comments below!
Oh and it would be even better, of course, if no-one dropped litter in the first place......
Judith O'Reilly picks litter on a number of occasions in her book A Year of Doing Good, which I review over on my Shapeshifting green blog.
Meanwhile, I'm delighted that one of my items (made from re-purposed materials of course!) features in this Etsy Treasury.
And my poem sleep deprived has just been published on Kumquat.
As ever, red text contains hyperlinks to other webpages where you can find out more.