10 Real-World Ways to Go Green
2: Clean up a river
Since 1998, volunteers have removed 58,102 tires, 213 coolers and 54 messages in bottles from Midwest rivers through Living Lands and Waters. The East Moline, Illinois, group sponsors community-based clean-ups on major rivers, including the Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois. Find a clean-up near you, then gather friends for a morning on the water. You never know what you'll find. For project info: 309/496-9848 or livinglandsandwaters.org.