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Pick Up Your Path on first and third Saturdays…

You can’t turn around without a week or a month devoted to this or that subject. Like National Headache Month (June) or National Carpet Cleaning Month and Mathematics Awareness Month. Both of these heavyweights are observed April. What? You didn’t know this?

Pick Up Your Path is jumping – or at least walking – onto the notoriety bandwagon.

You don't have to create a whole pile of litter. One item will do - and is better than nothing.

You don’t have to create a whole pile of litter. One item will do – and is better than nothing.

Through the power vested in me, I hereby declare the first and third Saturday of each month as Pick Up Your Path Day. Here’s the caveat: You only have to pick up one item.

Sure, I’d like you to take a bag (knowing full well you’d fill it) but let’s take this one step at a time. Pick up that Coke or Pepsi bottle, or that Coors of Bud Light can, or that McDonalds or Burger King polystyrene cup. One thing, once per each of these two Saturdays. It’s hardly an onerous request – but every item counts. My suggestion is focus on a non-degradable junk made of plastic or polystyrene, but snatching paper is good, too.

You can earn bonus points if you pick up more than one piece of junk. You’ll be surprised how satisfying the simple act of picking up one piece of junk will be.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

2 Comments on Pick Up Your Path on first and third Saturdays…

  1. Bob Furstenau // February 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm // Reply

    where can we post our trash photos

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