The conservationist is on a mission to ensure that the state’s natural resources thrive for future generations
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 the most energetic live performers in country music, Janson is also known for using that same energy offstage to further conservation efforts. His latest effort is a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) litter prevention campaign, Nobody Trash Tennessee.
Janson fell in love with the Tennessee outdoors after moving to Nashville in 2004 and spends a lot of time exploring the state’s waterways and forests with her family.
“Since moving to Tennessee, I have been in awe of its natural beauty and all the outdoor activities it offers to hunters, fishermen and everyone who loves the outdoors,” Janson said. “In addition to giving back through conservation-related partnerships in Tennessee, one of my biggest conservation goals is to get kids out of their homes, off their devices, and into the great outdoors. Litter on our roads, waterways and forests affects your ability to enjoy nature. It affects everyone in Tennessee and endangers wildlife. I want to do my part to ensure our state’s natural resources thrive for future generations, and I’m excited to partner with Nobody Trashes Tennessee and work together toward a trash-free state.”
As part of the partnership, Janson will help educate Tennesseans about the health and safety impacts of litter on our highways and waterways through public service announcements, outdoor advertising, and social media channels. “Avoiding litter is critical to maintaining Tennessee’s scenic beauty, keeping highways and waterways safe and clean, and maintaining vibrant communities,” said Denise Baker, TDOT’s Office of Highway Beautification. “Chris’s passion for our state and his commitment to conservation make him a great ambassador for Nadie Trashes Tennessee as we continue to educate citizens about the myriad impacts of trash.”
All Tennesseans are encouraged to take personal responsibility for the litter in their communities. This can be through the simple act of picking up litter when you see it, carrying a garbage bag when you hike, hike, hunt or fish, and learning what constitutes litter and taking steps to prevent unintentional litter by ensuring garbage in collectors and knowing that food waste such as apple cores are harmful to wildlife. Citizens can also participate in local cleanups or the free Adopt-A-Highway program. Litter incidents can 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
A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and a multi-platinum songwriter and artist, Chris Janson is part of the new generation of country music. In touch with the lighter side of life with the self-penned number 1s “Fix A Drink,” “Good Vibes,” and the triple-platinum “Buy Me A Boat,” as well as the more reflective truths of “Done.” “Things You Can’t Live Without” and the CMA Song of the Year and ACM Video of the Year nominee “Drunk Girl.” Both “Boat” and “Girl” were named to the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s prestigious “Songs I Wish I’d Written” list, which is why artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be ”), Justin Moore (“Out of the
Beaten Path”), Cody Johnson (“Let’s Build A Fire”) and the iconic Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”) draw on Janson’s songs for their projects. Beyond his artistry are his live shows, where all that heart-on-four-wheel songwriting meets the fans where they come to rock. Rolling Stone hailed him “a living legacy in the making,” and Janson is a frequent presence at the country’s biggest festivals, tours and sit-ins. He was recently awarded the Bass Pro Shops “Fisherman’s Best Friend Award” 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 association has raised nearly $1 million since its launch in November 2019, with all proceeds supporting nonprofits Tennessee Riverkeeper, Harpeth Conservancy, and Hunters for the Hungry.
About Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) is the official litter prevention campaign for the State of Tennessee administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The campaign builds on research conducted by TDOT in 2016, including a “Visible Litter Study” that revealed that despite a 53 percent drop in roadside litter between 2006 and 2016, there are still 100 million trash on state highways at any time. given time. TDOT spends more than $23 million a year on litter collection and prevention, funded by revenue from a tax on sodas and malt drinks. 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 Events Calendar. Two additional ways to get involved include the free adopt a highway and report littering incidents through the Tennessee Garbage Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Join the conversation at Facebook, instagram and Twitter.