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  • Busterhoudini Gill

    hey I saw the USA TODAY article (great article bty!) and I joined! how do I get a free Peet's coffee? I have been voluntarily picking up trash at my bus stop for yrs. now! I am your Berkeley neighbor--it's nothing new for me to pick up trash since that is what we must do for Mother Earth--I also put you on my FB page --TY!

  • Eleonora Festari

    I've joined the movement because I love when social networks are used for a GOOD reason :) So now I find myself photographing trash, sharing pics on Instagram and picking it up. Maybe I look strange to others but it makes me feel... GOOD!

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Thanks for the kind words Elonora. I can't tell you how many times people have seen me photograph and pick up a piece of litter and look at me like I was absolutely crazy. Fortunately, there have been some who said "thank you" or who asked what I was doing. And like you, it makes me feel good as well.

      Individually we can make a difference. Together we can create an impact.

  • abby.sherman2

    i hike almost every morning in the los angeles hills, including griffith park, and am appalled by the amount of garbage i see, water bottles are the most common but so are cigarette butts, which puzzles me as climbing the hills can be (literally) breath-taking and even a single cigarette is a potential fire hazard; in any case, i pick-up as much as i can and haul the recyclables back home for proper disposal....

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Hey Abby,
      Keep up the great work. While the litter problem can seem overwhelming, dare I say insurmountable, the good news is that there are many like you out there, all over the world, who are trying to right this wrong. One piece at a time, we can make a difference. And together we can make a massive impact.

  • Jacquelyn Gutc

    Hi Jeff,
    This is so awesome! Congrats on starting this movement. I'm excited to do my part in it. One of my biggest frustrations is walking around a neighborhood and seeing trash thrown where it doesn't belong. I want to spread the word about this and write a post about it on my blog. I checked out the stats you have so far and am wondering how you collect them. Do you look at each individual post tagged with #litterati and determine yourself what it is or are you only including items based on what people tag along with #litterati in the post?
    Thanks so much for taking the initiative to make change happen and raise awareness about this cause!

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Hey Jacquelyn,
      Thanks for the kind words. The quick answer to your question is that our statistics are currently based on what people are tagging. If you'd like, email me directly jeff (at) litterati.org and we can discuss in detail.

  • Julia Cohen

    Love it! Love REFUSING single use aka "disposable" plastics, i.e. bags, bottles, straws, etc even more!!! take the REFUSE pledge at http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

    Disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution. Plastic bags, straws, bottles, utensils, lids, cups and so many others offer a small convenience but remain forever. REFUSE disposable plastics! Follow the “4 Rs” of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Thanks Julia. We're big fans of the Plastic Pollution Coalition and think they're doing tremendous work.

  • Museum of Litter

    Really *GOOD* exposure that's sure to get the litter-free ball rolling for this important issue Sharon at Museum of Litter

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Thanks Mister420,
      I'll take "nifty" as a compliment. :)

  • Jeffery G

    I'm getting on board with this!

  • Lindsey Smith

    What an awesome way of utilizing a popular digital trend for environmental good! Very smart and creative!

  • Akira Morita

    I heard your talk in Raleigh last month. Glad you're finding traction! Will be thinking of this as I travel through asia.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Hey Akira,
      You actually heard Jonathan Frederick sharing the Litterati story. And he did such a great job. Do the world a favor and pick up a thing or two while you're in Asia.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Hey Adam,
      When you do, send an email to support (at ) litterati.org and we'll be sure to feature it with the Litterati community on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Hey Jordan,
      There's only been one piece posted from Utah. Was it yours?

      • Jordan Monroe

        Dang! someone beat me! I never think to take a pic when i pick up trash haha

  • John Wynn

    Awesome way to increase awareness...it never ceases to amaze me how much trash I pick up every morning on my way to work. I'd like to say to people "hey, its your world, why are you trashing it?'' I congratulate you on your effort.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Thanks John,
      I'm completely amazed by the sheer volume as well. And every time people clean up an area, within a day or two, the litter reappears. We are in desperate need of a change in our cultural consciousness. The good news is that many folks believe in the cause and are working to achieve this very goal. And thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Thanks Liam.
      One piece at a time, we can make a difference.

  • Ale Pilo

    I do it when I go out boating. I bought a net so I can pick up what I see floating in the ocean that doesn't belong there

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Ale,
      Such great work you're doing. And you're not alone. We've recently had scuba divers picking up litter from the ocean floor and posting it to Litterati. In fact, we featured this photograph today on our Facebook page --> http://on.fb.me/1aQR9b1

  • Gillian Owen

    Love this! I'll be tagging some trash & picking it up soon. :)

  • Sara S

    Funny. I started a Tumblr last year called "The Pursuit of Trash" and I go around wherever I am taking photos of trash and citing where I saw it. If I can dispose of it, I do. It links to my Facebook page, but hasn't gained traction, although I do say that those who want to take photos and share, can and should. It was my attempt to call out what so many people chose to ignore. Thanks for doing this and having such an impact.

    • Jeff Kirschner

      Hey Sara,
      Email me at jeff (at) Litterati.org and let's discuss how we can feature "The Pursuit of Trash" with the Litterati community.