Remember that you are not alone on this earth. Smashed glass is a danger in all communities. Whether a bottle was smashed against a tree, or accidentally dropped on the pavement. It must always be cleaned up. A dog, or child might unknowingly step on a piece and cut themselves. It is a habit that should be broken.
Smoking is a nasty habit, not just because of the fumes and risk of lung cancer. The amount of cigarettes irresponsibly thrown on the ground is extremely high, this adds to the already obscene pollution rate in the US, which is slowly eating away at the ozone layer.
The local bus in Bennington is an eco-friendly travel choice for both short-range and long-range commuters. By using public transportation instead of a car, you reduce your carbon footprint on the earth considerably.
Camping can be very good for your health and well being. While camping you can do a bunch of different activities like hiking, mountain biking, swimming, playing team sports/games with your family or friends, or you can even do something simple like taking a walk. Although the food you eat while camping (like smores) is not very healthy, camping definitely is.
This foundation to a building has been there for years. I never remember ever seeing a building there or what it once was. The entire area is overgrown with dead-looking grass and trees. It is sad to see something like this in a large town and since no one ever wants the property, they should just take it down and build a park or something.
The river near KFC was a lager river until the storm of 2012. It was flooded and now is barely there. It is a shame to see it in this condition with less water, and now it seems as small as a puddle.
I love playing drums and learning new songs with my friends. I like to express myself through music and have a good time playing. I think it’s healthier to express yourself through music than through violence or other bad ways.
We look down of these plants and barely see the beauty they hold. From a worm’s point of view this flower is beautiful. These flowers brighten up the steps to the Bennington Elementary School.
Just imagine walking down a small walkway, surrounded by trees. Can you hear the soothing sounds of the river? The sounds of the birds singing? When I imagine this, I feel calm and relaxed. All my stress has just flowed out of me and down the river. The monkey on my back has just jumped off and gone to climb in the trees. I feel relaxed.
A lot of people think the word “swag” is cool but writing it on a wall isn’t. It’s vandalizing public property and there’s nothing cool about that.
This building near KFC has been abandoned for a long time. The abandoned lot, I believe, is going to waste when it could be used for a lot more. For example, the building could be used as a public place for people to do graffiti by making it okay in that one spot and stopping graffiti everywhere else. Then every year or so, it could be repainted white so people can do something else.
It’s a positive place because it gives youth a place to have fun and something to do while in town.
This local movie house is one of the very few positive places kids can go and enjoy time with friends while getting lost in the movie BUT it’s closing.
It is a positive place because they care about people help them to get better.
This is a safe place for kids to go and have fun. They can also get food there too and for some that might be the only food they eat all week
It is a positive place for young teens to go to be with friends, learn about God and change their lives.
The Bridges Program is a positive place because it gave me an opportunity to realize I was going nowhere fast and taught me to allow myself to move forward and use my abilities for better things in my life Hope others catch on too.