A group of local talented teens were recently featured in a series of videos promoting a cleaner Tennessee.
In June, the SHS Bluegrass Band preformed for the Pickin’ Up Tennessee initiative, a music-centered litter awareness campaign promoting the beauty of Tennessee, including its music, landscapes and volunteer spirit. Pickin’ Up Tennessee is the first music themed anti-litter campaign launched by the state since the Tennessee Trash ads of the late 1970s.
During the first phase of the ad campaign, documentary filmmakers Dave Porfiri and Linda Duviosin, partners in the Chattanooga company Mindflow Media, traveled across Tennessee in the Pickin’ Up Tennessee RV. The duo videotaped 20 litter cleanups, 21 live music performances, and visited 20 state parks and countless other places, people and historic sites.
On June 18, 2013, the Pickin’ Up Tennessee RV pulled into Scott High School to tour the Scott County Museum and videotape the SHS Bluegrass Band. Recently, Pickin’ Up Tennessee posted 20 videos on YouTube from its travels, including a clip of the SHS Bluegrass Band performing “Rise and Follow Me”.
After gathering the video footage from the various events, Pickin’ Up Tennessee will now use the material to develop an online educational module and a documentary film based on the campaign moniker: Love the land. Lose the Litter.