Approximately 50 student athletes, coaches and staff to volunteer on June 29
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee State University is teaming up with Nobody Trashes Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Transportation’s official litter prevention campaign, for 629 day and help clean up the Stones River Greenway.
“Our student-athletes, coaches and staff are proud to be part of the MTSU community and the city of Murfreesboro,” said Director of Athletics, Chris Massaro. “Coming together for this cleanup is a great way for us to give back and we are happy to partner with Nobody Trashes Tennessee to do our part.”
629 Day is a chance to celebrate all things Murfreesboro.
In addition to the beautification of Stones River Greenway, the cleanup aims to help raise awareness of Tennessee’s litter problem. At any given time, there are more than 88 million pieces of litter on Tennessee’s public roads, down from 100 million in 2016 as indicated in TDOT’s 2022 Visible Litter Study. TDOT spends more than $23 million annually on litter pickup and prevention, funded by revenue from a tax on soft drinks and malt beverages.
“We are pleased to partner with MTSU on 629 Day and hope that it inspires others to get involved in litter prevention and cleanup in their own communities,” said Denise Baker, TDOT Transportation Program Supervisor. “These student-athletes are demonstrating their commitment to volunteerism and community, and we are grateful for their efforts to keep the surrounding campus clean, safe and beautiful.”
Throughout the year, Nobody Trashes Tennessee partners with organizations like the Nashville SC on cleanup events across the state. Learn more about the state’s litter reduction and education efforts and how to join the movement to end littering at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com. Two ways to get involved include the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway Program and reporting littering incidents through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Thursday, June 29
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Stones River Greenway
312 S Front St,
MTSU Student athletes, coaches and staff & Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee
About Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) is the State of Tennessee’s official litter prevention campaign managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The campaign is rooted in research conducted by TDOT in 2016, including a “Visible Litter Study” that revealed that despite a drop of 53 percent in roadside trash between 2006 and 2016, there are still 88 million pieces of litter on the state’s roadways at any given time. TDOT spends more than $23 million annually on litter pickup and prevention, funded by revenue from a tax on soft drinks and malt beverages. Learn more about the state’s litter reduction and education efforts and how to get involved in your community at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com. Find a cleanup event near you by visiting the NTT event calendar. Two additional ways to get involved include the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway program and reporting littering incidents through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.