Leave it to my friend Bob in Des Moines to be the first – and so far only – convert to physically pick something up off the sidewalk, photograph the debris and send in the damning photo.
It was an empty Frito Lay bag ditched by some clod in Iowa. One item yes, but a huge leap forward for Pick Up Your Path. Bob successfully removed nuisance trash that won’t be a continued eyesore for him and other walkers and won’t enter the environmental chain.
In one fell swoop, Bob doubled the number of states in the Pick Up Your Path ‘footprint’ (North Carolina and now Iowa) so
we effectively have 1/25th of U.S. states in our corner. He doubled the number of citizen walker/picker-uppers in our quest to rid our paths of junk. (What I probably need to do is create a citizen’s page for path zealots who will pick up that one thing, that one piece of junk as often as they can. So if you retrieve someone else’s errant toss, send me the photo, stat.)
The temptation is to ask him ‘what will you pick up tomorrow?’ But one item is way better than nothing.
Thanks, buddy. Much obliged.