Micah’s Challenge

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How it all began

Micah Brown – Initiator of “Micah’s Challenge”

Who says that young people are oblivious to society’s ailments? Fact is, they are very much aware, and they’re ready to help.

Enter Micah Brown, who challenges people to do better for our immediate environment. Every single person should take pride in and contribute a tiny bit towards a more beautiful community.

It all starts right at home, and with a little goodwill, things can turn around…

Actually quite often, the best ideas are found on social media. So it’s not a surprise that Micah Brown’s post turned into a new “Be More” Initiative™.

You see, he had discovered this challenge and shared it to his facebook page, in the hopes to make it help go viral, or at least reach a broader audience.

The original post was actually written in Spanish, before it was translated by Byron Roman, who then shared it and popularized it online.

The post as it appeared on Micah’s facebook page. Image (C) by the original author, it was shared here to clarify and explain the origin of Micah’s Challenge.

Plenty of information is available on the original post that inspired Micah. A really cool article was published about it by the Mother Nature Network on March 15, 2019, that you might find interesting. Read it here >

Time Magazine issued a news feed about Byron Roman, who first popularized this post on social media, starting March 5, 2019. Here’s the article >

The Love & Peace Society picked up on Micah’s idea, and its members have cleaned up numerous local areas already. The Love & Peace Society is participating in the “Adopt-A-Spot” program by the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.

norma and carol pointing at trash
One of the areas that we pass on our regular walks. It should take us a few “pickins'” before we can see it gone. From left: Norma Shearon and Carol Stratton.

“Let’s spread this challenge across social media”

That was Micah’s caption for his post. And frankly, the idea behind it makes it a home run for all positive, community conscious individuals. Because with the help of many, the job for each person becomes very easy.

If everybody picks up only one grocery bag of trash a month, we can have a nicer community in no time flat. And then it’s a breeze to keep it that way into the future.

See also: Having Fun at the Beach Clean-Up >

norma and ingrid picking up trash
On the second time around, we could make a bit of a dent. Just a little more left for next time! From left: Norma Shearon and Ingrid Webster.

You should participate. Really, it’s actually fun to do.

Plus, it’s rewarding to see that things can happen anywhere for a better environment, even with very little effort.

Do we need to mention that it’s not just for teens?

As easy as 1-2-3 for you!
Here’s what you can do:

1.) Pick up some roadside litter. You don’t need to do this many bags of garbage. A little goes a long way, and even a grocery plastic bag full will do. You get the idea.

2.) Simply take a pic before and after, kinda like the one with the guy above.

3.) Upload your images here >

 

Important, please read:

Make sure you wear sun protection. Do not trespass. Do not go into remote, hidden or deserted areas alone. Always carry a charged cell phone and a water bottle. Go in pairs, if possible.

Be mindful of larger trash piles or rotted wood, as they make good hiding places for venomous snakes or spiders. When in doubt, leave that area alone. 

Never pick up trash with bare hands – wear disposable gloves. Be especially careful with sharp objects, needles, broken glass or jagged metal. Clean those parts of your skin or clothing that came in contact with trash as soon as possible. Do not exhaust yourself and be aware of overheating. Seek shade and water immediately.

No time limit – do this year round to earn KR points!

Do this once a month, or as often as you wish – there are no limits.

Recycle: just carry a used plastic grocery bag with you at all times. It fits in your smallest pocket and you can use it to pick up a little trash whenever you see it.

Don’t forget to take a before and after picture to qualify for KR Points.

You’ll earn 200 KR points per clean-up incident on any different day and you’ll make your community better! VIP Members of the Love & Peace Society™ get 400 KR Points. President Members of the Love & Peace Executives™ get 400 KR Points.

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Pick up litter at your own risk. The Love & Peace Project LLC is not liable for injury to individuals, or damage to property while participating in this activity.

By uploading your images, you state that you own the copyright to these images, and you consent to sharing them on our website. Any persons in your pictures have given you their permission to make these images public.

 

About the title image:

The girls who can take a hint! Even though this picture shows members of the Love & Peace Society after the International Coastal CleanUp, it illustrates the challenge well. And the photo speaks volumes to raise awareness for the trash problem around the world. Image © by Ingrid Webster

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