If you’re someone who hates to see trash littering our roadsides you’re not alone. One concerned citizen is doing something about it in a way sure to make an impression.
Green businessman Michael Greven is walking from Columbus, IN to the downtown Statehouse picking up bottles and cans in a gesture he hopes will inspire the state legislature to adopt container deposit legislation. A refund for recycling bottles and cans would hopefully curb unsightly pollution and provide a shot of revenue for the state.
Greven has sent Governor Mitch Daniels notice of his intent to take the long hike and even invited the Governor to join him. Greven has not heard back. “He’s a busy guy and I respect that,” says Greven.
“I’m gonna go rain or shine, I don’t give a damn,” says Greven, who plans to stick to back roads as much as possible in his walk. He feels that adopting a “bottle bill” could add 15-20 million dollars in revenue annually for the state.
If you are interested in joining Greven on his journey he will take W525 South to W450 South through Bartholomew County. He will then jog over to 525 West and take that road to State Road 46. Greven will then take North 500 West all the way to Johnson County, bisecting Camp Atterbury towards Ninevah before getting on County Road 100 E to go through Franklin, Whiteland and Greenwood. Finally, In Greenwood, Greven will get on 135 go all the way North to Indy.
NUVO will walk along with Greven for a portion of his 60 mile walk and has a more in depth piece coming soon so stay tuned.