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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PUT Posters & Printables Page
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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH, ON PINTEREST
This Pinterest board is a collection of all the graphic images, posters, song sheets and printables from the Project PUT blog:
http://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/project-put-pick-up-trash/

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PROJECT PUT PERCEPTIONS
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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 Action
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-action-ideas/

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

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

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PROJECT PUT THOUGHTS
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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PROJECT PUT PIX
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-pix/

 

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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2014 07 21
Project PUT Litter Reformation Act
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/project-put-litter-reformation-act/

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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH, ON PINTEREST
This Pinterest board is a collection of all the graphic images, posters, song sheets and printables from the Project PUT blog:
http://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/project-put-pick-up-trash/

Project PUT Litter Reformation Act

 The Project PUT Litter Reformation Act
July 2014

The Project PUT Litter Reformation Act states:

  • Litter is intolerable and inexcusable.
  • The act of littering is morally reprehensible; environmentally, socially and aesthetically destructive; and inconsiderate of others.
  • Each person should retain possession of  and responsibility for their refuse until such time as they can dispose of the trash in the recycle or a designated trash receptacle.
  • Recyclable trash should be put in the recycle.
  • Non-recyclable trash should be put into a designated trash receptacle.
  • Every locality should stock their communities with easily accessible (and regularly maintained) trash and recycle containers and  broadcast messages that littering is not acceptable and that citizens should take action and responsibility to create and maintain trash-free communities by Picking Up Trash when they see it and by not littering in the first place.
  • Businesses and endeavors that create materials that become littler should make every effort to decrease waste.  Businesses and endeavors should make materials that become litter biodegradable and comprised of as much post-consumer waste as possible.  Businesses and endeavors should ask their consumers NOT to litter and to take responsibility for proper disposal of waste materials.

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Solidarity Through Song

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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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Additional Thoughts

  • We live in a beautiful and vibrant community, but trash, garbage and litter are ugly and inexcusable and the act of littering 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.
  • Litter degrades communities.
  • Litter is destructive to the social and environmental fabric of our communities.

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Take the Project PUT Pledge and Become a Member of Project PUT
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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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https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/project-put-litter-reformation-act/

Project Put Theme Song Gets a Song Sheet with Guitar Chords (and a scratch recording)

This post is an addendum to the post:
PROJECT PUT THEME SONG Inspired by MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/project-put-theme-song-inspired-by-my-country-tis-of-thee/

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Addendum 7/14/2014
Project PUT Theme Song Printable Song Sheet

THE PROJECT PUT THEME SONG LYRICS w guitar chords
Project PUT Theme Song: This Land for You and Me, Lyric Sheet with Guitar Chords
Sing to the Tune of “America: My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Adapted Lyrics by Eloise and her mom
Traditional Tune
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
THE PROJECT PUT THEME SONG LYRICS w guitar chords

Sing Along with Eloise and Emily, here:

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Project PUT Song List
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Take the Project PUT Pledge and Become a Member of Project PUT
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PROJECT PUT ACTION IDEAS
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-action-ideas/

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PROJECT PUT ACHIEVEMENTS
https://projectput.wordpress.com/put-achievements/

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AMERICA: MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/my-country-tis-of-thee-a-singable-picture-book/

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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Lyrics for Project PUT Theme Song Set to MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE Tune, Recognized by Author of Book About the Song
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/lyrics-for-project-put-theme-song-set-to-my-country-tis-of-thee-tune-recognized-by-author-of-book-about-the-song/

PUT Expedition on 7/13/2014

2014 07 13 PUT expedition

Eloise and I went on a PUT Expedition yesterday and filled a bag with trash.  We don’t photograph every expedition, but if we have a camera handy and we can draw attention to litter in our community, then it’s probably a good thing to do.  Nobody should litter.  But if you see litter, Pick Put the Trash and PUT it where it belongs in the recycle or designated trash receptacle!

I was particularly disappointed to see littered remnants from a birthday party (paper plates with icing stuck, paper cups, and spent juice boxes) held in a pretty little park in our lovely Westover area.

It’s a nice thing to have a birthday party in a park, but it only seems right that the party giver should take responsibility for the trash and pick it all up before leaving.  We should never leave garbage in our wake.

I love the idea of leaving a place better than how we found it.  That is what we should all take the responsibility to do.

Let’s remember:

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WOODY THE OWL, GIVE A HOOT, DON’T POLLUTE 1

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WOODY THE OWL, GIVE A HOOT, DON’T POLLUTE 2

If you see litter, please pick it up!  Because if you don’t give a hoot, whoooooo will?

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WE STILL NEED TO KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL

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PITCH-IN TO CLEAN UP AMERICA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4oSkW5KvXI