A Litter Free St. Paul

by Carlo Subrina Montgomery | Apr 02, 2013
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Summary:

I would use my million dollars to bring together a group of stakeholders who would create a program that would end the distribution of little in the city of St. Paul and the surrounding areas.

I would have a campaign that asked that Governor, Lt. Governor, and Minnesota State Legislator to develop a law with posted signs that said, 'No Littering." Individuals caught littering would be fined and those those who reported and documented littering would be rewarded. The state would require MNDOT to keep all of its highways clean at all times and that would include weeds.

St. Paul would develop a program that would include "Adopt a road, park, alley, sidewalk, etc," program.

On April 22nd, "Earth Day," St. Paul should encourage all of its residents to clean up their homes, yards and neighbors and provide free pickup of trash, appliances, etc.

St. Paul is our Capitol and we should take pride in it and keep it clean and beautiful.

Plus, there would be school programs on littering, so that we can create citizens who would never litter and who would work to keep their city litter free.

Cub scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts and other youth groups would be encouraged to not litter and work for a clean city.

A clean city is just good busy and may help in attracting conventions and events to the city.

I would also provide trash receptacles for residents so that they wouldn't feel the need to throw trash on the ground.

About You

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About You

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Carlo Subrina

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Montgomery

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Woodbury

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Washington

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United States, MN, Washington County

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Richard Montgomery

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Your idea

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Title of your idea

A Litter Free St. Paul

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

I would use my million dollars to bring together a group of stakeholders who would create a program that would end the distribution of little in the city of St. Paul and the surrounding areas.
I would have a campaign that asked that Governor, Lt. Governor, and Minnesota State Legislator to develop a law with posted signs that said, 'No Littering." Individuals caught littering would be fined and those those who reported and documented littering would be rewarded. The state would require MNDOT to keep all of its highways clean at all times and that would include weeds.
St. Paul would develop a program that would include "Adopt a road, park, alley, sidewalk, etc," program.
On April 22nd, "Earth Day," St. Paul should encourage all of its residents to clean up their homes, yards and neighbors and provide free pickup of trash, appliances, etc.
St. Paul is our Capitol and we should take pride in it and keep it clean and beautiful.
Plus, there would be school programs on littering, so that we can create citizens who would never litter and who would work to keep their city litter free.
Cub scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts and other youth groups would be encouraged to not litter and work for a clean city.
A clean city is just good busy and may help in attracting conventions and events to the city.
I would also provide trash receptacles for residents so that they wouldn't feel the need to throw trash on the ground.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Unfortunately, my idea is not different or unexpected it's needed. Anyone who have driven though St. Paul on I-94 can see the trash that litters our highways. There are not signs and I guess people feel free to litter. I guess what would make my idea different is that I would have an educational program that discouraged littering and encouraged cleaning up litter. Plus, I would have signs that discouraged littering and encouraged reporting litterers and fining them. Big SIGNS.

Impact

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The impact of my idea is that St. Paul would be a cleaner city. And, if littering was reduced clean up from year to year would be less, so there would be a money savings. Plus, people would have more pride in their city and St. Paul may attack even more conventions, activities and events to the city. The residents of St. Paul, the Twin Cities and Minnesota pay a lot of taxes and the city should not be littered with trash.

Also, if the streets are clean then residents may feel reluctant to throw trash on the ground. Residents will feel proud to live in a clean city and will work to keep it clean.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

I feel that if St. Paul launches a successful campaign to stop people from littering and clean up litter, other cities such as Minneapolis and St. Paul's neighboring suburbs will do the very same thing and Minnesota will become a litter free state.

On Christmas Day my husband and I took a trip from Minnesota to Ohio. We traveled through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa, Minnesota had the most litter. It was an absolute disgrace that Minnesota should be this littered.

Once St. Paul decides with the help of the legislature that the capitol is going to be a litter free city, the process will snowball and we will be a state. Plus, we will have created citizens with that mindset and St. Paul and Minnesota will be clean for centuries to come.

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