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Lets Talk Trash:

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

During 2008 and 2009 the Let’s Talk Trash campaign has taken the initiative to raise awareness and take action on the revolving trash issue and the annual Navajo Nation Fair festivities. Each year the Let’s Talk Trash team holds a planning meeting in preparation to tackle common trash problems during the NN Fair Parade. In the previous years, which trash pick-up during the Fair Parade was conducted, two reports have been produced to highlight successes and challenges of a huge undertaking, including the comparison of compensating or not compensating volunteers. The 2008 year report shows a successful outcome utilizing paid volunteers, whereas, in 2009 volunteers made up most of the help, despite a short timeframe for preparation planning and limited resources with equipment and supplies. This projects aims for sustainability and sets an example for other communities to take action against littering problems within their respective communities.

Age Group(s):
Toddlers, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):

Health Indicator(s):
Environmental Health/Quality , Health Education

Service Area:

Advocacy, Behavioral health/behavioral change, Capacity building or empowerment, Chronic conditions , Coalition building, Community directed intervention, Community mobilization/organization, Environmental change, Health promotion and wellness, Leadership, Motivation, Policy development and planning, Public Health intervention, Surveillance, Sustainability, Teaching strategies


Overall Cost: $10,000.00

Name: Shirley Nelson
Site or Location Name: Ft. Defiance Indian Hospital
P.O. Box 649
Ft. Defiance , AZ 86504
Phone: [928] 729-3533