Make Friends. Get Dirty. Have Fun! Build Community...
One of the easiest ways to deliver on your life of Radical Reductionism is to organize a neighborhood litter pickup.
It's free, it's hyper-local, and it can be super kid-friendly.
I took my preschoolers around the block to clean up stray trash regularly for two years before I joined forces with some other mom friends to launch the official East End Litter Squad. Now we meet once a month, in different parts of the city, to pick up garbage. The kids love feeling like they're making a recognizable difference in their community, and the grownups love the fresh air, sunshine and chance to connect meaningfully.
I never imagined getting dirty could be so much fun! If you're interested in starting a litter pickup group in your area, email me and I'll send you some B.S.-free tips on how to get started!