Ok guys I apologise for the lengthy post but an 8 year old kid gave me one hec of a plan (At least I think so) but it's going to take a while to explain.
I was reading the topic about 110th birthday celebrations and as I drove past Skukuza area a week or so back I was reminded of that same topic by the litter that was laying next to the road.
I said something in the line of "Look at the litter. Its a pitty" So he asked me if we cant pick it up and I explained that we cannot get out of our car. He then simply replied "Thats not a problem I will pick it up with my crocodile."
Now before WTM makes his remarks again
"Crocodile" is a toy he has. It is a little green crocodile head at the end of a stick with a handle that you press and the crocodiles spring loaded mouth opens and closes. He was saying he could grab the rubbish with crocodiles mouth and retrieve it without getting out his car.
Thats when I thought "What if we can develop a slightly stronger and slightly extended version of that crocodile whereby we can pick up rubbish next tot he road." At least that rubbish that is reacheble from the road where you dont need to go off...
One would not have to climb out the car and it can be "marketed" as a forum cleanup campaign.
I havn't thought of logistics and design or anything so I am simply throwing it out there. You know... an identified forum member (yellow Ribbon) cleaning up the park.
In my expereince you get lost in the maze of things if you do not have identifying traits. People overlook you. We as a forum should start thinking about little projects like this that identifies us. This one in particular is effective and "catchy" and reasonably easy to impliment. Call it something to get our name out there and make us visible.
Ok now you can shoot down my plan... But thats my 8 year old mindboggelingly clever idea...
See it even made me come up with a new word...