Daily Coping 20 Aug 2021

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag. 

Today’s tip is to take an action to be kind to nature and care for our planet.

Small things can make a difference. Recently I wrote about, and spent a lot of time, digging out some juniper bushes in the front. As a part of this, I uncovered quite a bit of trash that had gotten blown in and caught over the years. I picked it up.

As I was driving along in our neighborhood, I saw a few bags and random pieces of trash that looked like they’d come out of a can in front of someone’s property, and the trash people hadn’t collected them, so I did.

I’ve made it a habit when I see something wrong that I can easily handle to fix it. Picking up a little trash, having to wash my hands or even dispose of it later is a small thing. I know this often goes into landfills, but I think that’s slightly better than having it spread all around town.

I’ve also gotten into composting, which is a bit of a pain, but I can spend a few minutes here and there trying to make things better.

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