Saturday, June 17th, 2017 11:00 AM.
While most of Midtown was still in bed nursing their Friday night hangover, the Pack Your Trash All Good crew was already at our Flagship store eager to hit the streets and reach our final destination, Getta Clue Clothing Store. After fueling up on cold brew, courtesy of Brass Clover, we braved the Sacramento heat. Twenty bad asses, the youngest being five years old, set out on the first annual All Good Pack Your Trash event covering twenty city blocks for two hours.
P.Y.T (Pack Your Trash), not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s Pretty Young Thing, dates all the way back to 1964 in Santa Cruz, CA. It was founded by Jimmy Phillips and other members of the Pleasure Point Surfing Association. P.Y.T is one of the earliest environmental programs and is based off the idea of keeping our seas, shores, streams, rivers, creeks, parks and puddles clean. 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and about 10% ends up in the sea. I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sit well with us.
As an outdoor lifestyle brand, All Good couldn’t help but want to bring Jimmy’s idea to our own community. Cigarette butts, plastic straws, liquor bottles, to go boxes, plastic bags, and MORE cigarette butts, were just a handful of the items collected while roaming Midtown Sacramento. Three short blocks in we found ourselves already needing to empty our reusable trash bags. The only thing that surpassed the amount of trash we collected was the amount of fun we had doing so. It’s not hard to pick up after yourself, something as little as tossing your cigarette butt into the trash, or picking up that plastic straw you see on the ground is the beginning of your own P.Y.T journey. As Jason Maggio, founder of All Good, said, “We came, we saw trash, we packed it.” Our crew finished the day feeling great about leaving twenty blocks of Sacramento looking all good!
Photos by Will Thompson