It’s springtime. The birds are flying, the butterflies fluttering, the trees blooming.
As usual, the trash is proliferating. In the illustrious words of Dylan Nelson ’15:
The state Foss is left in sometimes is just absurd. I’m just baffled by the amount of bottles and trash that can be strewn across it come 5:30 on a Saturday. It just irritates me to no end that people can walk away, leaving their cans and other waste sitting there. I guess people figure one can can’t hurt, but when everyone operates on the same mentality, it all adds up. No one except your fellow students will be coming up behind you to clean. It’s not very difficult to walk all of 200 feet to the garbage bins at the top of the hill. A few friends and myself picked up a vast majority of the bottles and cans left behind the other Saturday, and total it took us maybe all of twenty minutes. Not long at all to keep a central feature of Wesleyan clear of trash. Just walking around with some empty beer cases that had been left behind, filling them with empties, and then emptying them into the recycling bin at the top. That’s cleaning other peoples garbage, across the entire hill. If everyone were just aware of their own waste and dealt with it, there’d be no issue, and the responsibility of clearing it wouldn’t fall on just the people who apparently care enough to be bothered to pick up a few empties.
So before you go off to your Save-The-Whales Awareness Meeting, do something immediately helpful for the environment and clean up. Please. Foss is our communal space and should be treated as such.
the trash in the WestCo Courtyard harsher my shroom buzz pretty hard coupla years back
Unfortunately, Foss Hill is just a reflection of standard of cleanliness that most Wesleyan students maintain in their own spaces. Think about it. If you’ve had a cleaning lady come to your house your whole life, you’ve never picked up a broom or vacuum cleaner, so you’ve never really given trash much thought at all.
Fast forward to college. Total slob status. No cleaning skills. And when you add a little dose of displaced responsibility and impaired mental states on Foss, the situation is worse and for the whole public to see.
Reid is garbage
dylan m. nelson, foss advocate
haha save-the-whales meeting – genius. that might actually exist here
Couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks Dylan!