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Referrals to more ‘path people?’

I may be a lot of things (that’s a rhetorical question) but missing among those good or bad traits is the notion of promotion. I just don’t get it.

My eyes glaze over and I draw a complete blank at the very thought of how to push the worthy idea of individuals patrolling their own patch of turf. Other than a post to my Facebook page and the occasional Twitter feed, that’s about the extent of getting the word out to the masses. Wait; there are no masses. That’s the point.

What I would hope is that you might buck the URL to one-two-three other candidates who think the one-person-at-a-time maintenance of our environment might appeal to them. Sure, I’m loathe to bump a lot of Internet stuff on to people, but I do think has legs. I just don’t know how to get it running up to the speed I know it can reach.

Yeah, this notion of picking up someone else’s discarded garbage isn’t for everyone. Not all will find it palatable nor fun nor perhaps interesting. But it’s kind of an awareness thing. That’s all I’m hoping the morbid photos and tepid copy will build.

If you have thoughts on any of this, I’m all ears.

My Thursday-Friday-Saturday morning haul in one lump. Granted, it's sordid and messy and gross, but it's worth the effort to show people that we can do better by our environment.

My Thursday-Friday-Saturday morning haul in one lump. Granted, it’s sordid and messy and gross, but it’s worth the effort to show people that we can do better by our environment.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; the first on 17 years of writing weekly letters 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 these single pagers 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 and so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 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.

1 Comment on Referrals to more ‘path people?’

  1. Bob Furstenau // April 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm // Reply

    Dave, we have just spent the last week hiking 6 public trails in Scottsdale AZ and I have to say that they do a great job here of picking up their paths here. Unlike Colorado where I found trash at 12,000 feet including a dime and quarter. Go figure.

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