No Littering Message in NYC Subway

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Found on the NYC Subway:
Trash is a problem…or not
Trash contributed to 563 track fires in 2013, resulting in over 7,200 train delays.
Please put your litter in the nearest trash receptacle or take it with you.

 

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The sign from the NYC Subway says,

Trash is a problem…or not

Trash contributed to 563 track fires in 2013, resulting in over 7,200 train delays.

Please put your litter in the nearest trash receptacle or take it with you.

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This Pinterest board is a collection of all the graphic images, posters, song sheets and printables from the Project PUT blog:
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Litter Laws

Don’t Litter!  It’s the law.

When I run across laws against littering, I’ll post them here.

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National Conference of State Legislatures’ States with Littering Penalties list:
Posted 7/30/2014
http://www.ncsl.org/research/environment-and-natural-resources/states-with-littering-penalties.aspx

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VA, Fairfax County says cigarette butt litter is against the law in Virginia
Posted 7/30/2014
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/newsletter/buttlitter.htm

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PUT Poster: DON’T LITTER

DON’T LITTER.  It’s as simple as that.

And, Pick Up Trash and PUT it where it belongs in the recycle or a designated trash receptacle.

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Project PUT: DON’T LITTER Poster
To view or print this poster, click here:
PUT Don’t Litter Poster

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If you print this, please print on re-used or recycled content paper.

When you are done with this sheet, please recycle it.

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Sing Project PUT Theme Song with Eloise and Emily

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THE PROJECT PUT THEME SONG: THIS LAND FOR YOU AND ME

Sing to the Tune of AMERICA: MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE
Words by Eloise and her mom Emily

This land for you and me
Protect its beauty
With Project PUT

Pick Up Trash you see
It’s simple as can be
Let’s make nature garbage free
And improve the world

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PROJECT PUT LITTER REFORMATION ACT
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/project-put-litter-reformation-act/

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PROJECT PUT ACTION IDEAS
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-action-ideas/

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PROJECT PUT PERCEPTIONS
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-thoughts/

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Project PUT Pledge
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/take-the-project-put-pledge-and-become-a-member-of-project-put/

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PUT Posters Page
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-posters/

PUT Poster: Take Pride in Your Community & Keep Your Waste Until You Can PUT It Where It Belongs

Take pride in your community.  Don’t Litter.

Keep your waste with you until you can put it in the recycle or designated trash receptacle.

Project PUT: Pick Up Trash (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or a designated trash receptacle.

PUT Community Don't Litter Poster
Project PUT: DON’T LITTER/COMMUNITY PRIDE Poster
To view or print this poster, click here:
PUT Community Don’t Litter Poster

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If you print this, please print on re-used or recycled content paper.

When you are done with this sheet, please recycle it.

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Sing Project PUT Theme Song with Eloise and Emily

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THE PROJECT PUT THEME SONG: THIS LAND FOR YOU AND ME

Sing to the Tune of AMERICA: MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE
Words by Eloise and her mom Emily

This land for you and me
Protect its beauty
With Project PUT

Pick Up Trash you see
It’s simple as can be
Let’s make nature garbage free
And improve the world

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PROJECT PUT LITTER REFORMATION ACT
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/project-put-litter-reformation-act/

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PROJECT PUT ACTION IDEAS
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-action-ideas/

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PROJECT PUT PERCEPTIONS
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-thoughts/

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Project PUT Pledge
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/take-the-project-put-pledge-and-become-a-member-of-project-put/

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PUT Expedition at Willston Multi-Cultural Center Soccer Field and Play Ground, 7/29/2014

Eloise and I were out running errands and drove past the Willston Multi-Cultural Center (of Falls Church, VA) Soccer field and playground.  We were appalled by the amount of garbage in that area.  We filled this big bag with what we found, mostly recyclable beverage bottles.

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It is a wonderful thing that folks in a community should come together in public spaces to play soccer, have picnics and play games.  But every citizen should take responsibility for what they leave behind…which should be NOTHING.  Littering is inexcusable.  Everyone should take responsibility for their waste until such time as they can dispose of the trash in the recycle or designated trash receptacle.  Just leaving the trash behind is not acceptable.

The Willston Multi-Cultural Center should display DON’T LITTER signs around that soccer field which also needs recycle and trash receptacles.

The people who use those facilities should take pride in their community by not littering and picking up trash when they see it.

We live in a beautiful and vibrant community.  But trash, garbage and litter are ugly and inexcusable.  The act of littering is morally reprehensible and eats away at the precious social fabric that binds us all together because it is evidence of disrespect for others, the community, and the environment.

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I found this online (which they need to do all the time), a flyer for Willston Beautification Day. Folks are invited to come and volunteer to pick up trash in that area.  Every day should be BEAUTIFICATION DAY.  It would be great if the flyer also contained a NO LITTERING component and if the area were posted with NO LITTERING signs.  No one should ever litter.  Beautification Days should be for planting trees and flowers.
http://baileyscrossroads.org/downloads/BeautificationDay.pdf

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Willston Multicultural Center, 6131 Willston Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: noon – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-536-8943, TTY 711
Fax: 703-536-8968

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/comctrs.htm

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Sing Project PUT Theme Song with Eloise and Emily

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THE PROJECT PUT THEME SONG: THIS LAND FOR YOU AND ME

Sing to the Tune of AMERICA: MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE
Words by Eloise and her mom Emily

This land for you and me
Protect its beauty
With Project PUT

Pick Up Trash you see
It’s simple as can be
Let’s make nature garbage free
And improve the world

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Addendum 8/16/2014

From our PUT Expedition at Willston Multi-Cultural Center Soccer Field and Play Ground, 7/29/2014
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/put-expedition-at-willston-school-soccer-field-7292014/

We sent a note and link to the post we wrote up to Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs.  We got a nice not back from them regarding all the trash we encountered and then picked up:

Emily and Eloise,
Sorry for the delay but there were several agencies involved (and some staff on vacation) — while Neighborhood and Community Services operates the facility, the county’s Facilities Management Department’s contractor empties the trash cans near the soccer field, picnic pavilion and playground, and picks up litter on the ground on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s. Unfortunately, at times, the trashcans are empty and litter is scattered across the site. They said that they will investigate purchasing and installing signage that encourages individuals to put their trash in the receptacles.

It should be such a basic thing and unfortunately even when there are signs, some people choose to ignore them. We appreciate your efforts and wish that others were as committed to keeping the area litter-free. Thanks so much for all you do!

Sincerely,
Barbara XXXXXXX
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs

We at Project PUT sincerely hope that NO LITTERING signs do get posted and that people behave as requested.  We hop that our society can come to understand that littering is not good behavior and for us to achieve a society that does not require a NO LITTERING sign for people know (and behave accordingly) that LITTERING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

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Nice Note for Project PUT from Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/nice-note-for-project-put-from-fairfax-county-office-of-public-affairs/

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PROJECT PUT LITTER REFORMATION ACT
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/project-put-litter-reformation-act/

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https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-action-ideas/

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PUT Paks to Help You Pick Up Trash

Eloise and I have assembled identical PUT Paks to help us Pick Up Trash.

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We found the perfect PUT bags at Target.  The bags are labelled “Ruck Sack,”  but the bags are versatile, with ample space inside, and can be used as backpacks or slung across your shoulders like a messenger bag.  We also like that the bags have easily accessible pockets on the outside for stashing things if needed.

Over time we have figured out the most basic items we need to Pick Up Trash while out on PUT Expeditions:

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For getting to litter in hard to reach places, this long reach gripper is quite handy.  This one folds in the middle, too, so so that it tucks easily into the bag when not in use.  You can find it on Amazon (and many other places, too),
Folding Helping Hand Long-Reach Pick-Up Gripper – Light Weight Aluminum Body

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Other handy items include:

  • Gardening gloves for Picking Up Trash by hand
  • Plastic grocery sacks for collecting all the PUT before you can put the items in the recyle or designated trash receptacle
  • Garden trowel for digging out trash that has worked its way into the dirt
  • Kleenex (for all sorts of things and situations that come up)
  • Wet wipes (for all sorts if things and situations that come up)
  • Purel to clean up after the clean up

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Tuck everything into your back and you’re ready to PUT.

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Project PUT Picks Up Trash in DC on Bastille Day 2014

Eloise and I just happened to perform a PUT Expedition in Downtown DC on Bastille Day 2014.

It reminds me of the Key to the Bastille, which you can see at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.  The key to the Bastille was given to George Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette after the American Revolution.

It also reminds me to care about our Freedom and respect it by making our communities beautiful.  Since litter ruins beauty, and since we want freedom form the tyranny of trash, we will Pick Up Trash!

Here are some pix of Eloise Practicing Project PUT:

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On the way to the Metro

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Eloise is a Professional PUTTER

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Eloise isn’t afraid to PUT some effort into PUT

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Eloise PUTS even when it is disgusting (and it often IS disgusting).  Now for some Purel!

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More PUT

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Ahh!  After all that PUT, a relaxing moment by the National Gallery Sculpture Garden fountain and then a trip to the museum (and a cup of gelato, too!)

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How About a Song!

Sing Project PUT Theme Song with Eloise and Emily

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