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Austin woman’s trashy Instagram captures spirit of ‘don’t mess with Texas’

This Austin woman’s Instagram is complete garbage.

No, really.

Austinite Julie Sondecker’s Instagram is litter-ally (sorry) just pictures of trash. Sondecker’s account, @365daysofhiking, features more than a hundred beautifully set pictures of garbage, usually gathered in a blue netted bag, in different natural spots around Austin.

As she told KVUE, Sondecker started casually picking up a few pieces of trash on her runs through the city before she realized that she could be doing even a little more. 

"Once you start seeing the trash, you can't get away from noticing it,” she told KVUE. "How great would it be if I documented this, say on an Instagram, and I can do it for 100 days, 100 posts. If I can do it for 100 days, I can do it for 365 days, why not?"

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Sondecker said her runs/cleanups usually take about an hour and that she plans to continue the effort, although maybe less regimented, after completing her 365-day goal. 

READ: 30 years later you still ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’

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