Conservationist is on a mission to ensure state’s natural resources are thriving for future generations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 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’s 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, and by learning what constitutes litter, and taking steps to avoid unintentional litter by securing trash in pickups and knowing that food waste such as apple cores are harmful to wildlife. Citizens may also participate in local cleanups or the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway program. Littering incidents may be reported through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Learn more at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Chris Janson
Chris Janson, proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and multi-platinum songwriter and artist, is part of country music’s new breed. In touch with the lighter side of life with self-penned No. 1s “Fix A Drink,” “Good Vibes,” and the triple-platinum “Buy Me A Boat,” as well as the more thoughtful truths of “Done,” “Things You Can’t Live Without,” and the CMA Song of the Year nominee and ACM Video of the Year “Drunk Girl.” Both “Boat” and “Girl” were named to the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s prestigious “Songs I Wish I Wish I’d Written” list, which is why artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), Justin Moore (“Off The Beaten Path”), Cody Johnson (“Let’s Build A Fire”), and the iconic Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”) reach for Janson’s songs for their projects. Beyond his artistry are his live shows, where all that heart-on-the-four-wheeler songwriting meets the fans where they come to rock. Rolling Stone proclaimed him “a live legacy in the making,” and Janson is a frequent presence at the nation’s biggest country festivals, tours, and unexpected sit-ins. He was recently awarded the “Fisherman’s Best Friend Award” from Bass Pro Shops and continues to make an impact as a Bass Pro Shops/Cabelas brand ambassador with his signature Bass Pro Hat sold exclusively at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s. The partnership has raised nearly $1 million since launching in November 2019, with all proceeds supporting nonprofit organizations Tennessee Riverkeeper, Harpeth Conservancy, and Hunters for the Hungry.
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 100 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.