Conservationist is on a mission to ensure state’s natural resources are thriving for future generations
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (February 1, 2023) – Country music star Chris Janson is on a mission to help keep Tennessee beautiful for generations to come. In addition to earning a reputation as one of country music’s most energetic live performers, Janson is also known for using that same energy offstage to advance conservation efforts. His latest effort is a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) litter prevention campaign, Nobody Trashes Tennessee.
Janson fell in love with Tennessee’s outdoors after moving to Nashville in 2004 and spends a lot of time exploring the state’s waterways and woods with his family.
“Since moving to Tennessee, I’ve been struck by its natural beauty and all the outdoor activities it offers hunters, fishermen, and everyone who loves to be outside,” said Janson. “In addition to giving back through conservation-related partnerships in Tennessee, one of my greatest conservation goals is getting kids out of their houses, off their devices, and into the great outdoors. Litter on our roads, waterways, and woods affects their ability to enjoy nature. It affects all Tennesseans and endangers wildlife. I want to do my part to ensure our state’s natural resources are thriving for future generations and I am excited to partner with Nobody Trashes Tennessee and work together towards a litter-free state.”
As part of the partnership, Janson will help educate Tennesseans about the health and safety impacts of litter on our roadways and waterways through public service announcements, outdoor advertising, and social media channels. “Preventing litter is critical to maintaining the scenic beauty of Tennessee, keeping roadways and waterways safe and clean, and maintaining vibrant communities,” said Denise Baker, TDOT Highway Beautification Office. “Chris’ passion for our state and his commitment to conservation makes him a great Nobody Trashes Tennessee ambassador as we continue educating citizens about the myriad impacts of litter.”
All Tennesseans are encouraged to take personal responsibility for the litter in their communities. This may be through the simple act of picking up litter when you see it; taking a litter bag with you when walking, hiking, hunting, or fishing; by learning what constitutes litter; taking steps to avoid unintentional litter by securing trash in pickups; or knowing that food waste, such as apple cores, is harmful to wildlife. Citizens may also participate in local cleanups or the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway program. Littering incidents may be reported through theTennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Learn more at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.