Tag Archives: SOLV

To Those Who Pickup The Trash

“The trash and litter of nature disappears into the ground with the passing of each year, but man’s litter has more permanence.” — John Steinbeck Rubbish. Junk. Trash. Garbage. Refuse. Litter. No matter what you call it, someone has to … Continue reading

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The Best In Others

I was rummaging through some old papers my mother sent me, and ran across a clipping of this old quote by Robert Louis Stevenson. I wonder how much different the world would be if we all made the effort to … Continue reading

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Better View

“People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped.” — Author Unknown The irony of picking up trash is that the view is pretty good. Yesterday, donning my waders, gloves and Solv bag, … Continue reading

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Earthly Discoveries

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth.  We are all crew.” — Marshall McLuhan It would be remiss for this Summer Creek SOLV volunteer to not pick up some trash on Earth Day. It would be even worse if that … Continue reading

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Thinking Backward

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein For the past year or two I’ve picked up trash around the neighborhood in *front* of my house, but never … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 267 – When There’s A Problem To Solve, SOLV It

Litter found a new home thanks to the SOLV’ers. Stop Oregon Litter And Vandalism (SOLV) was founded over 40 years ago by then governor, Tom McCall. Starting small, it grew rapidly as an anti-litter organization. In 1984, the first statewide … Continue reading

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