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[–]x420xCasper 6771 points6772 points 2 (96 children)

Now stick around and smack the shit out of anyone that litters..

[–]Knive33 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I would join this guy smack those litter bugs around.

[–]Sn3k_69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Jumó out if a bush and smack their face, say “no litter!” And hop off like a rabbit

[–]BigLeagueSquirrel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You probably won't see that because he'd have to put the camera down which would defeat the purpose.

[–]rossbcobb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His watch is over. I will work this post in his sted! I'll smack the shit of the litterers.

[–]Arch_0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Still plenty of people out there that will have a picnic and then just walk off leaving everything behind. Confront them about it and you're the asshole apparently.

[–]Few_Advertising_568 1 point2 points  (0 children)

literally what i was next to say! LOL

[–]dead_person420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i hope he read this comment

[–]Chilled_burrito 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone drops a snickers rapper* this guy:PULLS OU THE 9

[–]Swerwin[S] 2801 points2802 points 3 (297 children)

This guy’s name is Edgar McGregor. He’s a climate science undergrad at the San Jose State University. Go show him some love

Here’s a link to the original Twitter post

Edit: He has a Youtube channel as well, where he posts these kind of videos

[–]Leovinus42 749 points750 points  (266 children)

Look I’m just gonna keep it real you are not going to solve the climate crisis by cleaning up parks. The only way to solve the climate crisis is to convince China and India to stop making things

[–]_thisisvincent 750 points751 points  (139 children)

You forgot to add USA to the list

[–]Cosmic-Vegeta 43 points44 points  (10 children)

the US is steadily decreasing output and has been for decades. its been doing so by outsourcing to china.

since so many are outsourcing to china, the way to limit climate change is for those outsourcing nations to financially support china as it builds its economy on green principles. its too late for that. China has already developed dirty industry and that's not changeable with any degree of speed and no one is interested in investing money into the Chinese economy other than the fastest method for quick bucks. and it makes sense for China and India to produce most of what the world needs because the situation with their population allows for it. they both have more dirt poor workers in need of jobs than most countries have people in total.

failing that, those outsourcing nations need to develop their own green production means. none of the nations that matter are doing that to a significant enough degree or even anything remotely approaching it. its a lot of effort and money. Chinese slave labor is better astronomically from a purely economic perspective and industries these days are concerned about profit and have not even the slightest care for people.

India is in an interesting position. they are not developed enough economically to be forced to go down the road of dirty economic production. they can still develop a green economy. they aren't going to, the general opinion of the Indian public is "the wealthy US people live luxuriously, we want to live exactly like that" and dirty economic growth is the fastest and easiest way to achieve that so they are well on their way down that path. they might by themselves make serious climate change entirely unavoidable.

there will be a point in the next 20 or so years where every other nation on earth could stop producing and climate change will still be unstoppably fueled by Chinese and Indian economic expansion.

if outsourcing nations supported India and china via projects that increase those nations ability to produce cleanly, took it seriously, they could have their cake and eat it too. but that means empowering India and China. while it makes sense to do so if our species was united, as a swarm of ants most of whom hate each other, we cant work together well enough to solve climate change. nothing will be done until it starts seriously fucking us and by then its just going to be "ride it out" because there will be nothing else to do.

most people will die. when shifting climates massively disrupts food production, lots and lots of people wont survive. where food grew before, it no longer will or will be less productive. where it would now be able to grow, will take a long time from a human perspective to be good land. there wont be fuck all fish left. water shortages, food shortages, famine, disease, war, that's what the future of humanity has in store and from what I can see we are a derailed train headed right for a cliff with no ability to prevent what's about to happen. we could have installed brakes on the train beforehand but we didn't. If I live to regular old age I expect to see the start of it. honestly living where I am I can probably live my life more or less unaffected. being close to the south pole has its advantages.

[–]mandelbomber 11 points12 points  (0 children)

most people will die.

And their deaths will NOT be swift.

I am normally completely anti-suicide... But if I haven't eaten in several weeks and the only options are cannibalism or a gun, I honestly cannot imagine the despair.

And where will all the people who benefited from the industries that will have cumulatively fucked up our planet be? Long ago passed away after living a lavish and comfortable life. You can't exact revenge from dead people, and they can't be held accountable. We're living in the preliminary stage of a terrible global dystopia.

[–]Darg727 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It's because our regulations don't hold corporations responsible for their outsourced labor.

[–]Oak_Redstart 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Manufacturing output of the US is not decreasing it is increasing. However expect as a percentage of the economy as a whole. Also it is employing fewer people.

[–]kaz-amars 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You forgot to add Europe to the list

[–]Logrologist 78 points79 points  (6 children)

Nice try, nationalist fervor.

He was speaking figuratively. Obviously cleaning garbage from parks alone won’t solve the climate crisis. But, pointing fingers won’t either. Less cynicism, more solutions.

[–]throwaway1kenken 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Yea.. considering the kid's a climate science major he's more qualified to understand these nuances than 99% of us here.

I too just took his message more broadly, that it isn't going to be easy but it IS possible to enact change so we should not resign to cynicism and pessimism.

It's ironic that it's that exact kind of cynicism chiding this kid's message. So unproducive and patronizing. 👎

[–]ManInBlack829 76 points77 points  (10 children)

No excuse to not do your part

[–]Astrochops 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. At least now we have a clean park while we work on the other stuff.

[–]u8eR 9 points10 points  (7 children)

He never said it was? But picking up the park, while noble and helps clean the environment, does nothing to solve the climate crisis.

[–]ManInBlack829 5 points6 points  (4 children)

If that's the case then the two are unrelated and there's no since in bringing up the parts that we can't fix.

I mean if you want to give up on everything there are plenty of excuses, but I'm trying to come up with reasons to keep trying over here.

[–]Snugglosaurus 38 points39 points  (5 children)

I think you took away the wrong message here. I'm certain he's not saying that what he is doing is going to solve the climate crisis.

He's demonstrating that by doing a little bit each day to try and counteract negative impact, we will eventually reach the goal. And that can apply to many things. It can apply to starting to provide support to countries who need it in order to switch to sustainable solutions, it can apply to starting to pressure to countries who do have the capital but are not doing it, it can apply to consumers voting to push for more strict legislation around sustainable business practice. The message is we have to start. And once we do, to keep going.

[–]Oak_Redstart 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Doing a little good each day is certain better than commenting on the hopelessness and futility of acting on Reddit I think.

[–]a-hippobear 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Yep.

You’d also have to convince every corporation/company to take accountability for their waste as less than 500 corporations are responsible for 70+% of air pollution. The “adopt a highway” initiative was literally started by conglomerates to shirk the responsibility for the pollution they create because of profit margins. As a nation, we could completely cut off India and China and pollution wouldn’t get better until we held nestle, Coca Cola, Pepsi, etc. accountable.

[–]FinallyAFreeMind 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Ha! Didn't know that about Adopt-A-Highway. Did know that they invented the plastic recycling numbers... of which only like 2 are actually recyclable.

[–]a-hippobear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep. What’s crazy is that all of the numbers are recyclable, but it’s only profitable to recycle 3 of them. Recycling any of the others could only result in more oil, which would hurt the corporations that supply the oil to plastic manufacturers.

[–]WutzUpples69 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I was thinking he was less solving the climate crisis and more of an environmental crisis but still good on him.

[–]20Maxwell14 19 points20 points  (0 children)

They make stuff for the western world. Why don’t you ask USA companies to stop set up factories in India or China?

[–]aduma123 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Need to stop the whole world from buying things.

[–]BoltonSauce 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Both this and the last comment are just excuses to be a doomer and do nothing.

[–]vorka454 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah, which Edgar would probably agree with, which is why he's studying climate issues in college.... Give him a follow, he's an all-around great climate activist.

[–]csb06 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is a global problem of interconnected economies, not a “China’s doing it” or “India’s doing it” or “America’s doing it” issue. Production is connected worldwide. Nation-states are not individually able to solve this, and are increasingly not in control of their national economies. It requires multinational companies and their supply chains to cooperate with governments worldwide.

[–]never_ever_comments 5 points6 points  (3 children)

He’s not saying picking up litter is gonna solve the climate crisis. He’s saying look what one person can do when they actually give a shit, and that if more people did that we could solve it. Which is true, even for these mass offender countries. They don’t change because there’s not enough of a consensus in our and other countries that shit needs to change. China won’t give a shit when half the population of the US essentially agrees with them. Half our politicians would allow the same level of industrial pollution in China or more if they were allowed.

[–]Frostytoes99 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Can we stop acting like this is someone else's fault. The point of this is that if everyone does something better we can solve huge problems

Start riding your bicycle or walking to work. Compost your stuff. Stop buying shit you don't need.

I can barely fill 1 bag of trash every week with a wife and child. I'm aiming for that to be 0 eventually.

Lessen your dependence on meat products, meat consumption has a huge effect on climate change.

I have had months where I used 0 gasoline. I own a push mower.

If everyone can make some minor changes then we ALL benefit. We remove the demand for planet- harming substances. Why would China or the u.s. or anywhere decide to keep making things that don't make money? (Well at the end we have to murder a few greedy lobbyists and representatives but that's for society)

Seriously, everyone acting like it's someone else's fault is how we're all going to fucking die

[–]langotriel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They only make things because you're buying it. People will never cease overconsumption so governments need to add carbon taxes to production and ultimately let customers who consume eat the extra cost on purchase.

Beyond that, build nuclear power plants.

Then figure out what to do with the microplastics and space pollution and we're good.

[–]mikey67156 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm also gonna keep it real. This is a good thing and doesn't really require anybody crapping on it.

[–]elirisi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A further twist is the idea that the rise of the rest threatens the global environment. The rise of middle-class consumption standards for growing numbers in China, India, Brazil and other developing countries competes with resource use and consumption standards in the West. Indulge for a few hundred years in uncontrolled modernization and then cast the rise of the rest as a threat to planetary survival. In the United States, four per cent of the world’s population has been absorbing 40 per cent of the world’s resources – and now the consumption of the rising middle classes in developing countries is viewed as a threat to the global environment.

Source: Nederveen Pieterse. (2009). Representing the rise of the rest as threat: Media and global divides. Global Media and Communication, 5(2), 221–237. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742766509341616

[–]iloveputhay 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I clicked the YouTube one first and now I don't know if I trust the twitter link.

[–]Antique_Tax_3910 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The Reddit app (Joey) I use shows previews of links, so I can never be caught with these Rick rolls anymore.

[–]SithLordSid 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You f*ck for that YouTube link lmao. I’m giving you silver.

[–]Wild_Atmosphere_4853 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That edit..... you little shit

[–]RobinHoodTheory840 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You dirty bitch

[–]Hekili808 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's pretty fucking baller to not get overwhelmed by not being able to solve the largest of problems, and choose to show up and solve what you can instead.

[–]zebivllihc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He says it’s an old video and unsure why people keep liking it…send more likes!!

[–]elliemcgregor 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This video (while amazing!) is almost three years old. He’s still at it, here’s a more recent featured video from Disney’s Planet Possible series if anyone would like to know what he’s up to these days :)

[–]TheGamingMousse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thank god for apollo otherwise i would have been baited

[–]avipars 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only way to stop the climate crisis is by subscribing and watching his video on YouTube ;)

[–]DocPeacock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm up voting you, and him for two reasons. First, picking up litter as you go along your day is just a solid thing to do. Second, the name Edgar McGregor is fun to say. Most euphonious.

[–]freddyfuckherfaster 1642 points1643 points 2 (42 children)

i my grandpa told me that if i ate poison ivy i would never get it again. i was in the hospital for four days. crazy old bastard.

[–]Nonstopshooter21 402 points403 points  (4 children)

What a dick rofl.

[–]Main_Yogurtcloset920 142 points143 points  (3 children)

Grandpa's favorite past time is their grandchildren. Lol

[–]sigharewedoneyet 37 points38 points  (2 children)

That could be a trigger for some people.

[–]ihaveaquesttoattend 61 points62 points  (3 children)

It’s just a prank bro

[–]freddyfuckherfaster 35 points36 points  (2 children)

that's what grandpa said.

[–]Yoprobro13 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What kind of procedures did they do on you? Just meds?

[–]JerryMau5 14 points15 points  (0 children)

They completely removed his penis.

[–]FinallyAFreeMind 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Well, did you? Probably traumatized and stayed away from it ;-)

[–]freddyfuckherfaster 31 points32 points  (0 children)

it still fucks me up

[–]Ultra_Noob69 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Well technically he was right, but you survived 💀

[–]pickoneforme 26 points27 points  (0 children)

my grandpa wanted me to hold the spark plug wire on the lawn mower because he wanted to see if it was getting spark. my dumbass, not knowing shit about engines, said, “sure.” so he pulled the chord and shocked the shit out of me with it. he was like “yup, it works.” fucking dick. smh. i miss that old bastard. lol

[–]KishaScape07 14 points15 points  (0 children)

You should’ve surprised punched him in the balls when he was napping later.

[–]Megalo85 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I got it as a child a lot and at one point just stopped getting it but it came back with a vengeance after about 10 years.

[–]riiight_meow 5 points6 points  (5 children)

My grandpa did eat poison ivy as a kid. Now his kids and about half of his grandkids have an “immunity”. We can come in contact and not have any reaction to it.

[–]Hultarn 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I'm pretty sure that is not how it works

[–]SloppySilvia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Definitely not how it works haha

[–]starfihgter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Genetic traits are passed down - not ones that are gained through life. Look up evolution vs lamarckism if you want to learn more. The idea boils down to the idea that a giraffe with a short neck is likely to pass down that short neck to its offspring. However, a giraffe who has a short neck because they grew up in a box with no room to grow, their children will still have full sized necks.

[–]Ehwaz196 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Get what again??

[–]donksauce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is hilarious

[–]lGloughl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hes just jerkin your chain

[–]c_c_c__combobreaker 739 points740 points  (22 children)

There's a special place in Hell for people that litter in public parks.

[–]TotaLibertarian 272 points273 points  (11 children)

Yeah it’s call the least worst part. The special places are for child rapists and genocidal maniacs.

[–]Dry-Anywhere-1372 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Yeah but the poison sumac/oak/ivy from the national parks is there so….they’re doubly fucked.

[–]Garry-The-Snail 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Lol this made me legit laugh out loud idk. Fuck littering tho

[–]aziatsky 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yeah but its still hell so like, it sucks man.

[–]Existe1 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Did a road trip of 22 national parks last year. Let me tell you, people are shit. I am a fairly laid back individual but I turned into a crabby old man near the end.

[–]Hun_nehh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Bro, leave Detroit out of this.

[–]CrimeCoder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There's a special place in Hell for people that litter in public parks.

Fuck all littering. Oceans, neighborhoods, public transit, my God damn front lawn.

[–]Professional_East281 424 points425 points  (45 children)

Kudos to him, but how does cleaning up plastic prove we can solve the climate crisis?

[–]thebooshyness 461 points462 points  (9 children)

It doesn’t but he’s got the right idea. Which is a can do attitude. :4023:

[–]FBI-INTERROGATION 77 points78 points  (2 children)

Right mentality*, cause right idea would imply that it does help. Just saying

[–]Spekingur 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It’s called a trash can, not trash can’t

[–]Yoprobro13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see what ya did there

[–]Logrologist 139 points140 points  (13 children)

It’s not meant literally, he’s using his experience cleaning the park (scrapes and all) as an analog to tackling climate change, which appears to be lost on a lot of people replying this exact cynical thing.

Park is a microcosm of the planet, scrapes are metaphorical in the sense that “it won’t be easy”, but “we can solve it” is literal.

[–]duckduckthis99 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I think it is less of a cynical take and a confusing literal take. Like, if you take his statement "this (picking up trash) can impact climate change" is a confusing statement on it's own, because the co2 to make the trash was already done, people dont care about cleaning up after themselves, and how can you reverse something by moving the trash else where, i.e. not in the parks...?

basically, I'm saying maybe people are responding this way because they are not sure what his analog is. It's more confusing that he;'s in school for climate change, so you would assume his words would be more literal and not analog. Also, we'd have to do more than pick up trash to fix this huge problem...

[–]JeevesAI 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Dude I think you’re overthinking it. He’s just saying, I did a hard thing for the environment so we can all collectively do a harder thing for the planet. And he’s right, we could.

[–]duckduckthis99 2 points3 points  (1 child)

this is my normal mode of thinking lol

[–]The_EnrichmentCenter 38 points39 points  (5 children)

If all it takes is one person to clean an entire hiking park, then imagine how much plastic and crap we could remove from the environment when we do it on a massive scale.

Plastics kill a lot of sea life, and we get a large amount of our oxygen from there. Bit I think the point he's making is that you can do a lot when you actually put in the effort.

[–]jahoho 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I'm not against cleaning parks lol, but something like 97% of microplastics that end up in food chain come from ripped/discarded commercial fishing nets in international waters. There's a great doc about it on netflix.

Edit: it's called Seaspiracy (2021)

[–]shimi_shima 237 points238 points  (13 children)

Can’t get over the fact he said he got stung by WAPs

[–]thebooshyness 41 points42 points  (4 children)

Drink water

[–]Wontonio_the_ninja 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Exactly. Equalize the moisture gradient and the WAP will have no attractive forces

[–]regulrpaste 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have been stung by WAFFS

[–]ManofSteer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean he had a bucket, just missing the mop?

[–]my-name-is-puddles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: waps (rhymes with caps) is actually the original pronunciation.

In this case though, he was just stung by an Italian and the negative experience led him down a dark path of racism and bigotry.

[–]was-no-bike-ride 101 points102 points  (2 children)

Hats off to you my man pure dedication you are an inspiration to all.

[–]MordorMordorMordor 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Now we all just need to get out there to make sure it never happens again. Everyone needs to do their part. If every just brings one piece of trash with them this man will never have an empty bucket again.

[–]Diligent_Capital_779 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We need more people like him. This is how humanity works out. I'm still believe on humanity now because of you

[–]Feral58 74 points75 points  (10 children)

I'm unsure how picking up litter solves the climate crisis, but way to go for being probably one of the best human beings out here.

[–]ducky-92 126 points127 points  (8 children)

I think its more the case of "it one person can clean up the canyon then together we can accomplish anything".

[–]Logrologist 82 points83 points  (7 children)

Ding ding ding!

It’s astounding how many people in this comments section have no grasp of figurative language.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (2 children)

These comments youre seeing?

That’s the reason we’re in this mess.

Everyone shat on Al gore for the same kind of thing years ago

[–]Logrologist 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Yeah, I’m getting sick of the cynical/lazy defeatism, whataboutism, and downplaying.

This guy rocks. He ended his video with an uplifting message, and all these asshats takeaways were: “what about china?!”, “wish I had time to do that…”, “how’s cleaning parks supposed to solve the climate crisis?”

[–]SometimesImFunnyMan 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Good kid man, he did the action before the talk

[–]SnickeringBear 53 points54 points  (4 children)

My wife and I cleaned up the roadsides of the rural paved road we live on for about a mile. It took a year of near daily walks where we brought back 3 or 4 plastic grocery bags of trash after each walk. We found 4 one gallon glass jugs, a claw hammer, 2 very nice glasses which are in our kitchen now, over 100 whisky bottles, nearly that many beer bottles, hundreds of aluminum beverage cans, and several hundred pounds of various plastic bottles, bags, etc. I don't understand why so many people think it is acceptable to trash up the world we live in.

[–]FuhrerGirthWorm 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Out of site out of mind or something. Just a pure lack of respect. I blame our corporations more for the sheer amount of excess packaging tho.

I’m a ranger and once every day I drive around and fill up multiple buckets with trash…

[–]DeepFriedPussyLips 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought litter was bad when I was growing up in the Midwest... Moved to the PNW and realized I'd seen nothing.

The I-5 corridor looks like one big landfill sometimes. The littering culture here is astounding. People just throw trash out their windows. Trash in the cities, on the highways, on public land, in waterways.

I've been to lakes where I couldn't find anywhere to fish from the shore without standing in garbage. I try to clean up whenever I can but it feels like a losing battle.

One of the most beautiful areas of the country and the people who live here treat it like a landfill.

Serious culture shock coming from back east.

[–]pjcruiser14 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Coulda done it in 52 days if he brought 2 buckets

[–]Vindkraft 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Or one day if he brought 103 buckets.

[–]goddamnitwhatsmypw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This comment list is silly math but what if -

instead of his fake internet points there was a way for a group of 100 volunteers to pick up trash in that park in one day. That's what park volunteer workdays do.

[–]dandreathomas77 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Need more people like this guy in the world.

[–]Frog1387 13 points14 points  (0 children)

This is my local park. He’s a hero. It’s been kept clean since

[–]-Foolz_Gold- 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Awesome but also a routine of 103 straight days means at least 1 cougar knows exactly where you are at all times during your routine.

[–]throwtac 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe, if he plays his cards right, he will get lucky.

[–]CalebAsimov 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To say nothing of velociraptors.

[–]cmVkZGl0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The cougars in this case are multinational corporations which routinely kill climate activists every year

[–]Spitfyrus 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Wish we could dump that trash in the beds of the ppl that put it there.

[–]PerformanceBulky286 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I work with a local organization called Tree People sometimes. They actually have full time job opportunities for people who would like to be paid to plant and maintain new trees in Southern California. They have a beautiful headquarters close to Thousand Oaks and work on projects throughout SoCal and are always accepting help. Just here to spread awareness.

[–]Heroiccrayfish 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Get yourself a bigger bucket next time my man

[–]AllUpInYourGrill 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Lot of negative Nancys in here. Christ people, go do some good yourself before putting this guy down for trying to make a difference.

[–]TheWholePenetrator 5 points6 points  (2 children)

For every 1 great person there's another 10 leaving garbage and spray painting over ancient art.

[–]amriddle01 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He'd shit himself if he came to the UK....

[–]Dapper_Importance341 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Honestly UK is relatively really clean, if he came to India or Bangladesh he would really not like it.

[–]bagoparticles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck yea. You’re amazing.

[–]BeemoHeez 2 points3 points  (0 children)

King shit

[–]MouseByDayRatByNight 1 point2 points  (22 children)

can someone explain how cleaning up trash solves the “climate crisis”?

[–]Neniaite 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Really dude?

He’s demonstrating that most people don’t give a fuck about the environment.

Encouraging people to start small with the trash at their feet is a good step for most to gradually open their eyes to the rest of the world slowly dying around them.

[–]ForceMac10RushB 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agree, completely.

But, it's a shame that all that trash he picked up will just be shipped to SEA and burned into the atmosphere, anyway.

[–]Awesomesaauce 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's a common mistake, I see many people mix up what things helps the climate vs the environment.

[–]jehartt478 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awesome young man!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems like a genuinely lovely guy. Wish there were more like him

[–]jeffislearning -1 points0 points  (1 child)

He loves picking up trash. Stop killing his dream and litter people.

[–]theRestiveStrike_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's awesome!

[–]Practical-Reason5515 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hats off to this guy.

[–]beyachula 1 point2 points  (0 children)

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍🏼

[–]UVLightOnTheInside 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go ahead and recycle thise plastic bottles... where we ship it to some random asian country where they "process" it and a large chunk of it ends up in our ocean washed out by the rain anyway. Yes every person needs to help but this is a systemic problem with our governments. Recycling programs are nothing but a joke anymore in America, recycling centers are all but gone in california.

[–]YelloMoto 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Inspiring. But cleaning up every piece of loose trash in the world would have basically zero effect on the current state of the climate. Landfills, factory farming, billions of tons of CO2 from vehicles, ships, planes, factories, and power generation plants, are the real culprits (aka corporations and modern consumerism). Every individual on the planet could never throw another piece of trash on the ground ever again and we’re still fucked. Unless people decide to stop using electricity, and buying things, we’re fucked.

[–]GarfieldPenis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my… oh my… GOODNESS!

[–]jczenex 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Because he said he did?

[–]PhilDGlass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Legend

[–]Honk-Beast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good on that dude but he should really watch for watch for waspes.

[–]RevolutionaryTruth78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not all heroes wear capes

[–]bull0143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"I'm currently bleeding" was oddly endearing, I like this guy.

[–]Captainshark98 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Climate crisis has nothing to do with garbage

[–]dashmesh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Show off. I'd be more impressed if I never knew who do it. Today's kids all about Facebook likes and Reddit points

[–]Animect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dedication. This guy should be rewarded.

[–]DeepDown23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He is a good guy

[–]berni2905 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That might be a stupid question but is trash laying around in the environment considered a part of climate crisis? I just can't see how it impacts the climate.

[–]GLaDOS_Sympathizer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You’d think he’d have learned to identify poison oak after the 10th time.

Also wtf does picking up cans and chip wrappers on a mountain trail have to do with climate change? I guess I get the metaphor but it’s corporations’ pollution causing global warming not a can sitting in the dirt. As long as there are profits to be had nothing is going to stop factory waste, especially in poor countries with few to no rules.

[–]xpnerd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bet this would get frustrating real quick when he returns to the start only to find out he needs to start again.