Adopt a Highway for a cleaner earth

Today is Earth Day.

In Twin Cities, Minnesota, we had a gorgeous day with sunshine, clean air, blue sky, and the temperature close to 70. It’s neither too cold, nor too hot, nor windy. A perfect day weather-wise that everyone should be happy about. 

Don’t take it for granted. Some places in other parts of the world don’t have what we have, either due to an act of nature (such as volcano in Europe) or effects caused by human action (air pollution). 

Instead, take a moment to appreciate what we have, and think about how each of us can contribute to protect the environment and keep our earth clean. 

There are many things we can do. These days, tips and ideas abound. We are certainly not lack of information in this regard.

I recently had an article published in The Edge, Soul of the Cities, titled “Eight R’s for a Greener Earth.” You can read it here.

I came across this Simple Mom website today that lists 40 tips to go greener. Personally, I am already doing many of the things listed.

But in this post, I want to mainly talk about a program that some might not be familiar with. It’s called “Adopt a Highway.”

Adopt a Highway program, offered in several states, provides community groups, churches, businesses and individuals an opportunity to make a personal contribution to a cleaner environment. This May marks the 20th anniversary of Mn/DOT’s Adopt a Highway program.

According to Mn/DOT, there are more than 12,000 miles of state highway in Minnesota of which 9,800 miles are adopted. Currently, there are an estimated 4,500 statewide groups and 45,000 volunteers registered.

By joining the Adopt a Highway program, groups agree to adopt a highway for a minimum of two years and pick up litter on a segment of highway approximately two miles in length usually two to three times a year during spring through fall.

In return, Mn/DOT will erect a sign along the group’s section of highway to recognize their commitment to a cleaner environment, provide retroreflective safety vests, trash bags and safety information, and remove filled bags and large, heavy or hazardous items from roadsides.

If you are looking for a one-time project, you can “Pick a Highway.” Pick a Highway is a one-time litter picking activity on an assigned segment of state highway. Mn/DOT will provide the bags, vests, training, and bag retrieval. You contribute approximately four hours of labor.

You can take on the Adopt a Highway or Pick a Highway program as a family, a group of neighbors or friends, as a church or an organization. It can be a great team building, community service and volunteer project. 

For more information about the program, visit Adopt a Highway website.
 

8 Responses to Adopt a Highway for a cleaner earth

  1. The backend part of your company supports these profit centers.
    The says of free proxies and tunnelling services are over,
    and as the Chinese government begins to tighten its grip
    on what comes in and out of the country informationally speaking, the need for a
    vpn to bypass internet censorship in China grows every day.
    It’s probably some mix of the two, so I have to
    give him props for not going too far in either direction.

  2. This will get you traffic to your site and make money.

    However Yahoo marketing and other pay per click search engines offer some excellent traffic at a more reasonable price.
    A internet marketing business, in a nutshell, a business
    that’s designed to run on the internet via a website.

  3. The backend part of your company supports these profit centers.
    As the culture of internet slang grew, it took on new origins from pop culture or video games and
    television. A internet marketing business, in a nutshell, a business that’s designed to run on the internet via
    a website.

  4. Each new age brought the criminal element forward with it.
    They only want your money and they want as much of it as they can possibly get.

    By ranking your website on the very first page of search engine
    results, you are tapping into a huge number of people looking for what exactly
    you offer.

  5. luosilai.com says:

    The web has truly changed the way we communicate and made it far
    easier to stay informed about the lives of our loved ones.
    In addition, many of the words used started to take on slightly different meanings, depending on the
    context in which they are used. For more information visit: security gives you the protection from all kinds of worms, viruses and other
    problems.

  6. The backend part of your company supports these profit centers.
    In addition, many of the words used started to take on slightly different meanings, depending on the context in which they are used.
    By ranking your website on the very first page of search engine results, you are tapping into a huge number of people looking for what exactly you offer.

  7. culapack.com says:

    They are a very good way to promote business service.
    In addition, many of the words used started to take on slightly different meanings,
    depending on the context in which they are used. The Unit is powered by the
    Main chip adopting the CORTEX A8 core Sam – Sung S5PV210,and
    CPU frequency up to 1GHz, Memory 512MB, internal 2G memory space
    for TV and Internet integration.

  8. This will get you traffic to your site and make money. As the culture of internet slang
    grew, it took on new origins from pop culture or video games and television.
    Efficiency: Many carriers provide multiple receive emails,
    so your fax messages are automatically delivered
    to whomever you intend.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>