A snowball effect at the beach
Sometimes seemingly small actions can have big impacts.
After a concert last summer, Pam Eisenhart noticed the trashcans overflowing on an Atlantic City beach. She realized the tide was coming in and would carry the loose trash out to sea, so she began picking up as many bottles and cans as she could. Soon after she began, Eisenhart noticed others joining her efforts.
"It wasn't something I expected, but I was happy to have the help," said Eisenhart, an adminstrative assistant in Penn State Berk's Building Operations Department. "I think we kept a lot of litter out of the ocean that day."