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Litter Trails

By Peter Christenson


A community project mapping litter in a local area.

Campaign Name: Litter Trails
Delivered By: Peter Christenson
Main Objective: Gathering data (monitoring), Behaviour change, raising awareness/ communications campaigns, Behaviour change, infrastructure/access/technology, Behaviour change, community engagement
Type: Communications campaign incl. posters, Installations incl. art, Community engagement and/or event, Technology (incl. apps)
Location: Rural
Cost: £0 - 250


The Anti-Litter Mapping Project is an interdisciplinary campaign and ongoing social practice case study meant
to target issues related to litter and non-sustainable habits. The project functions as a grass roots, communitybased
sustainability intervention, a web-based photographic mapping project, and a publicly accessible and
evolving online research network. All users are invited to photograph found litter from any location (before
proper disposal) and upload images to a “social” network site via a smartphone / mobile app or web browser.
Associated data including photographs and GPS coordinates of trash are then “pinned” on an online map.
The Anti-Litter objectives seek to maintain a long-term and continued impact on the regional landscapes while
also enhancing the respective community’s self and external perception as a sustainably responsible and ecofriendly
population. As a qualitative case study, the intervention candidly exposes its research findings online,
encouraging the constituency at large to note specific areas that are particularly litter-heavy ultimately
attempting to educate and reshape social norms related to sustainable practices. This project therefore
welcomes individuals to serve as socially and environmentally conscious artists, researchers, and most
significantly, as agents of change in their respective communities.

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