Getting Lean and Going Green

Jennifer Green and sidekick Jasper are helping to keep the Tulalip community clean.

Jennifer Green and sidekick Jasper are helping to keep the Tulalip community clean.

By Kim Kalliber, Tulalip News Writer, June 5, 2014

TULALIP, Wa. – Meet Tulalip resident Jennifer Green and her buddy Jasper. I met up with Jennifer, and her large bag of trash, this morning on the Tulalip Reservation near the Red Church. Jennifer is not only getting fit, but is helping to keep the reservation beautiful by walking twice a week, picking up litter.

Having recently shed 80 pounds, Jennifer said, “With all my new energy, I’m making it further and further around the reservation.”

According to Oprah.com, “If every person picked up just one piece of litter today, there would be over 300 million fewer pieces of litter. If every person picked up 10 pieces of litter, there would be 3 billion fewer pieces damaging our environment. If you and your friends spend just one hour today picking up litter in your own neighborhood, you will not only pick up thousands of pieces of trash, you will also make a tremendous impact on your community.”

Thanks Jennifer for making a difference in our community!