City of litterbugs

August 09, 2011

Maryland is the first state to make environmental studies a requirement for high school graduation. The effort should start in first grade on the first day of school and continue through graduation. 

Recently, while driving in northeast Baltimore, I saw a grown woman stopped at a traffic light emptying garbage from her car window onto the street. Later, while driving through Belair-Edison,

I spotted a trail of garbage from someone who had been at a McDonald's.

One is tempted to protest when witnessing such offenses, but in such cases silence often is the better part of prudence.

The media, both print and television, should mount a campaign against this sort of littering in Baltimore City and its environs. Politicians, too, should get in on the campaign, because the problem is only getting worse.

Richard L. Lelonek, Baltimore

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