Please forgive the Toronto-centric post, but has anyone noticed the “Can the litter” ads on subways and around the TTC urging residents not to litter? It’s ad campaigns like this that make me truly discouraged about the state of affairs in our society. “Don’t litter” is one of the first lessons my mom taught me about 25 years ago. Are people so rude and inconsiderate that we need a whole campaign to prevent the most basic abuse of our environment? If so, what hope do we have to attack the really big pollution problems we have caused on our planet?