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Crowd Trashes National Mall for Earth Day

Crowd Trashes National Mall for Earth Day

Taking care of the environment…

There was a concert for Earth Day on the National Mall this weekend. It’s good to have events like this to remind us that we need to be responsible stewards of the environment.

Christine Rousselle of Townhall:

National Mall Trashed After Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Concert

Oh, the delicious, delicious irony.

Yesterday was Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, which was celebrated with a concert and other festivities on the National Mall. While the concert itself was powered by solar energy, the attendees could have learned a lesson or two about taking care of planet Earth.

For instance, check out these trash and recycling cans I spotted near the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument:

NBC News didn’t hear about the trash problem but they did write about the meaning of the day:

Earth Day at 45: How Environmentalism Has Evolved

is is definitely not your parents’ Earth Day.

On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets for ’60s-style demonstrations and marches, calling attention to the perilous pollution of America’s land, air and water. Ten thousand flocked to the Washington Monument for a folk music concert featuring Pete Seeger and U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie.

Today, Earth Day isn’t just a national event; it’s a global phenomenon. And it’s not just one day; it’s a whole week.

“It is now the largest secular event in the world,” Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network, told NBC News. “We have over 1 billion participants from 192 countries.”

The Tea Party has a reputation for leaving public spaces cleaner than they found them. Funny how the media usually fails to point that out in their coverage of such events.

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I bet the aggregate carbon footprint for “Earth Day” is immense. So…

never mind. That’s WAY too rational.

    Never forget it is on Lenin’s birthday. Deliberately created as the perfect excuse for collectivism.

    The trash was left because this is a mentality that assumes that others will always be available to take care of these individuals.

    “You are responsible for me. I am not responsible for me.”

      Ragspierre in reply to Robin. | April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Well, and one of its founders was a pioneer in the whole field of recycling…

      dead girlfriends.

        NC Mountain Girl in reply to Ragspierre. | April 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

        Composting is perhaps a better word than recycling.

        The left does like to forget the founder of earth day.

We shouldn’t criticize these people for leaving such a mess behind them. They just can’t help themselves.

casualobserver | April 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Don’t spoil the feel-good buzz these “sincere” folks have from celebrating. It isn’t about action. It’s about raising awareness. Being conscious of human destruction. It’s about a conversation. It’s about…..

What’s a little trash when you are engaged in a big Kumbaya event?

No one thought to make sure the trash was emptied during the day?

They say the TEA party people are the louts. Seems to me that this is proof otherwise. Of course, in the next few days, some liberal state controlled media talking head (redundancy I know) will blame the mess on them (TEA party)

Trash pickup and disposal is for “the little people”, not the caring, compassionate, progressives.

None of these people give a flying leap about the environment.
They just enjoy feeling smug.

It remains that Earth Day is all about Control over the deeming masses, yearning to be bound, forever, by the masters of the universe, like The One!

True enough, but hardly news. This has been the case after every single Earth Day concert or major function on public property since the very first.

But that’s cool, because it isn’t about the environment anymore – that was addressed directly and pretty much cleaned up – it is instead about giving more control over the lives and economic opportunities of individuals and businesses to centralized bureaucracies (composed, of course, of Earth Day people), primarily by raising the cost of energy and regulating its use.

VetHusbandFather | April 19, 2015 at 11:09 pm

Pfft. Silly you for assuming environmentalism is about protecting the enviornment. As with everything else it’s about furthering a special interest and that’s all. You can trash the environment as long as you vote in favor of carbon credits and other ‘global warming’ initiatives. Just like you can rap songs with all sorts of mysoginistic lyrics as long as you vote for free birth control and abortions.

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