NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 3, 2021 – Tennessee State University (TSU) Athletics is teaming up with Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee to help kick off No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities.
“Our Big Blue pride runs deep and extends beyond the borders of the campus,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki Allen. “We are stewards of our community and are proud to participate in the cleanup.” More than 100 TSU coaches, student-athletes and athletic department staff will be cleaning up along Ed Temple Blvd. from Dr. Walter S. Davis Blvd to Clarksville Highway.
“We are thrilled to have TSU Athletics participate in the first ever No Trash November campaign,” said Denise Baker, transportation program supervisor, TDOT. “TSU is joining hundreds of volunteers across the state this month that are helping us reach our goal to remove 20,000 pounds of litter from our roadways.”
In addition to the Nov. 5 cleanup, TSU and Nobody Trashes Tennessee are partnering on litter prevention education on and off the athletic fields. Eddie George, head football coach for the TSU Tigers, recently sat down with Nobody Trashes Tennessee “spokescup,” Red Plastic Cup to talk about the importance of keeping the great outdoors litter-free and whether Red Plastic Cup has a future in football. Click to view the Talking Trash interview.
DATE + TIME
Fri., Nov. 5
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
PARKING + CLEANUP KICKOFF LOCATION
TSU Indoor Practice Field parking lot located at 3621 Dr Walter S Davis Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
Ed Temple Blvd from Dr. Walter S. Davis Blvd to Clarksville Highway. Volunteers will cleanup along four designated sections of the route.
- Dr. Mikki Allen, TSU director of athletics
- Eddie George, TSU head football coach
- Brian “Penny” Collins, TSU head men’s basketball coach
- Ty Evans, TSU head women’s basketball coach
- Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, TSU director of men’s and women’s track and field
- Denise Baker, transportation program supervisor, environmental division, highway beautification office, TDOT
- 100 volunteer TSU coaches, student-athletes and athletic department staff
- Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee
- Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT)
- Eddie George Talking Trash Interview with Red Plastic Cup
- No Trash November – Statewide Cleanup Event Calendar
- Nobody Trashes Tennessee – Media Kit + Digital Assets
- Cleanup Route Map
EVENT MEDIA CONTACTS
Denise Baker, TDOT
Amy Gray, Gray Public Relations
To find a local cleanup and to register your group, visit https://nobodytrashestennessee.com/no-trash-november. Campaign tools and resources including a cleanup location map and a trash tracker measuring pounds collected are also available online. All residents are encouraged to show their support for a litter-free Tennessee by using the #NobodyTrashesTennessee and #NoTrashNovember hashtags in social media to highlight their litter prevention actions throughout the month. For additional ways to participate in No Trash November, visit: 5 Ways to Participate in No Trash November.
About Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) is the State of Tennessee’s official litter prevention campaign managed by Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Visit nobodytrashestennessee.com to learn more about TDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program and additional ways to get involved in helping to prevent and reduce litter through personal actions, community events, and reporting littering incidents through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/nobodytrashesTN, https://www.instagram.com/nobodytrashestn and https://twitter.com/NobodyTrashesTN.