John S. Tanner: Our divine charge to care for the earth

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  • Luvutah TORREY, UT
    April 2, 2018 4:16 p.m.

    I've been "plogging" for years around my downtown neighborhood. But as I age, it has become more like "plalking"--walking and pick-up. Yes, the neighbors see me daily out their windows, walking with my poodle's leash on one arm and an earthbag for trash on the other. (And in a pocket, a small dogpoop bag.) It delights me to know that the idea is catching on with the younger jogging crowd, at least in Sweden (so far). Let's hope that spreads like crazy. Our beautiful earthly home heals us, and we must return the favor!

  • Ranch Here, UT
    April 2, 2018 9:48 a.m.

    My husband and I pick up trash on our walk route regularly. It never fails, the next time we walk there is more trash. It's parthetic.

    "this divine injunction has never been rescinded. " -- Neither was the commandment to "Suffer (ALL) the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not...", but that hasn't mattered to certain god-fearing folks.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 1, 2018 11:10 a.m.

    I'm always disappointed to see how many people, especially consumers of drive through window food, believe the entire world outside your car window is your own personal waste receptacle.
    It's nice to see people willing to pick up, but disappointing we have to.