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Sign the Change.Org Petition for a Cleaner MA

DURATION

Less than 30 Minutes

WHERE

Online.

WHEN

Help us reach our goal of 5000 signatures.

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

None

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every year, the taxpayers of Massachusetts spend millions of dollars to clean up litter. In addition, thousands of volunteers from Keep Massachusetts Beautiful’s 40 local chapters and other volunteer groups donate countless hours battling the ever-growing piles of litter.

Yet virtually no money or effort is dedicated to LITTER PREVENTION in Massachusetts. Over the past few years, we have written to our Governor and the head of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and urged them to demonstrate some leadership on this issue. 

DESCRIPTION

Urge Massachusetts State Leaders to Launch a Litter Prevention & Cleanup Task Force.

With this petition, we are urging our Governor, state and local legislators, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to clean up the mess in Massachusetts by launching a statewide Litter Prevention & Cleanup Task Force. A key component of this Task Force would be to launch an Anti-Litter Public Awareness Campaign that would include:

  • A consistent, memorable, Massachusetts-themed anti-littering slogan
  • Messaging could be displayed on electronic message boards along our highways, as well as on MassDOT-managed and donated billboards
  • Public Service Announcements could be broadcast on TV and radio, local cable access channels, social media, and be integrated with Registry of Motor Vehicles communications to drivers
  • A dedicated page on the Keep Massachusetts Beautiful website could include additional anti-litter resources and education

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

You must be at least 16 years or older to use Change.org. When you sign or create a petition via their platform, a Change.org account is created for you. 


NEXT STEPS

While we wait for our state's leaders to finally take action, Urge our state leaders to launch a Litter Prevention & Cleanup Task Force by signing our petition at www.change.org/litterfreemass.

Here are three other things you can do to support our cause:

  1. Send a letter to Governor Charlie Baker or Jamey Tesler, the head of MassDOT. Visit this page and scroll down to download our Litter Free Massachusetts letter template
  2. Participate in one of the dozens of Great Massachusetts Cleanup events this spring
  3. Take individual action and join the Massachusetts Litter Cleanup Crew.

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