Great American Clean Up Stats

I’ve had this information for a few weeks, but haven’t had a chance to post it on the blog. Here are some amazing stats about Tennessee and the Great American Clean Up that was held nationwide between March 1 and May 31, 2008. This information is from KTnB Today, a newsletter of Keep Tennessee Beautiful.

  • 1,230,170 Tennessee residents took part in a Great American Clean Up activity
  • Activities included recycling, tree planting, attending litter-free events and litter pick ups in neighborhoods and along highways and streets
  • Every county in Tennessee participated for the second year. Tennessee is the only state to have 100% county participation.
  • Over 5.5 million pounds of litter and debris were cleaned away from Tennessee landscapes by 175,782 volunteers giving 637,392 hours of time.
  • 1,949 educational workshops concerning litter, recycling and beautification for both youth and adults were held in Tennessee
  • Over 700,000 Tennesseans attended 301 litter free events during the three month period

Go Volunteers!


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