Friends and family of Modus Direct gathered to don our green “work crew” vests, slather ourselves with sunblock and bug spray and head out with a good supply of water and garbage bags to clean up our adopted stretch of road on Sarasota’s Honore Avenue.
Teams worked both sides of the road. We had fun picking up the usual scattered litter. Sadly, there were no briefcases full of money thrown out of cars during high-speed chases like they have in the movies. But that’s not why we do this. Handy pit stops along the way with water and ice were greatly appreciated.
Once we reached the end of Modus’ s stretch of road, we doubled back for clean shirts and washed faces, then all sat down for an awesome post-litter-pick-up lunch.
We’re pooped. Somebody else can get the rest of the streets in town, right?
According to a recent poll, 71 percent of small business owners believe government investments in clean energy play an important role in creating jobs now. Let’s see: Create Jobs, Clean Energy, Lower Dependence on Foreign Oil, America the Beautiful stays Beautiful…if anybody’s got an argument against this…you probably have a young lady tied to the tracks in front of an oncoming, old-timey locomotive and are twisting your mustache.
The Modus Green Team gathered at Colonial Oaks Park and Ken Thompson Park in Sarasota, Florida. We had a blast. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect Florida spring day. Boats floated lazily in the beautiful bay while the kids from the Modus group pulled on their rubber gloves and filled their bags to the brim with trash. In fact, the stars of the outing were the little guys, led by professional cutie-pie 2-year-old Kate, who picked up any and all debris she could find, including rocks, sticks, leaves. Kate also picked up some trash.
Once our job was done and Colonial Oaks Park was picked clean, we broke for a much deserved yummy lunch. Lots of laughs and great camaraderie was had by all.
Modus Direct is proud to support Keep Sarasota Beautiful and was grateful for the opportunity to help keep the area where we work and play clean. Next time we’re off to clean our Adopt a Road on Honore Ave., from 17th Street to University Ave. Make our job easier and our roads and parks cleaner: Please don’t litter. Then we can just skip to the food and camaraderie.
As part of our ongoing membership with Keep Sarasota Beautiful, we here at Modus Direct have adopted a stretch of Honore Ave. to keep clean, as part of the Adopt-a-Road program. Everyone in the Modus family recognizes how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place, and it gives us a good feeling to know that even in a small way, we’re helping to maintain our home.
The Adopt-a-Road program in sponsored by Keep Sarasota Beautiful. Adopt-a-Road keeps a list of the sites (not just roads, but ponds and “spots” too) most in need of attention and offers people the chance to help beautify their town. Participation is free, and it truly is a great opportunity for us to give back to the community that’s allowed our business to thrive and grow in one of the loveliest corners of the world.
You can read more about the Adopt-a-Road program here: