TSU Athletics, Nobody Trashes Tennessee kickoff No Trash November

100 student-athletes to participate in Nov. 4 cleanup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 2, 2022 – Tennessee State University (TSU) Athletics is teaming up with Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee on Nov. 4 to 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 we are proud to play a role in keeping our community clean and safe by hosting a cleanup during No Trash November,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki Allen. 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 as a No Trash November campaign partner again this year,” said Denise Baker, transportation program supervisor, TDOT. “TSU is joining volunteers from across the state that are coming together in November to help us in our mission to prevent and reduce litter in Tennessee.”

The Nov. 4 cleanup will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. Cleanup participants will meet on campus at the TSU Indoor Practice Field parking lot where they will receive cleanup supplies and safety instruction.

Last year’s inaugural campaign included more than 1,000 volunteers who collected more than 47,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways. In partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) and Adopt-A-Highway groups, residents are invited to join public events being held across the state.

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. 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, read: You Can Participate in No Trash November in 5 Easy Steps.

DATE + TIME

Fri., Nov. 4, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
9 a.m. media availability; 9:30 a.m. safety talk and cleanup

WHERE

TSU Indoor Practice Field Parking Lot
3621 Dr Walter S Davis Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208
Cleanup will follow media interviews.

CLEANUP ROUTE

Ed Temple Blvd from Dr. Walter S. Davis Blvd to Clarksville Highway. Volunteers will cleanup along four designated sections of the route. See map.

WHO

  • 100 volunteer student-athletes
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee
  • Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT)

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 https://nobodytrashestennessee.com/adopt-a-highway/ 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 facebook.com/nobodytrashesTN, instagram.com/nobodytrashestn and twitter.com/NobodyTrashesTN.

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