Environment: A Clean Sweep in Georgia

Civic pride is the key to keeping America beautiful

On television and from billboards, Iron Eyes Cody, the "Crying Indian," watches with a tear in his eye as unthinking Americans befoul the land of his ancestors. In newspaper ads, children are shown enthusiastically collecting bottles and cans from roadsides, and adults diligently dropping their trash in garbage cans labeled EVERY LITTER BIT HURTS. In front of freshly swept sidewalks, merchants pose proudly with their brooms. And at city hall, officials talk fervently of the need to make their town "a better place in which to live."

These scenes are part of a national...

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