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WSU Tri-Cities Professor Launches Anti-Litter Campaign

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RICHLAND, Wash., - When Detroit native Peter Christenson moved to Richland to teach at Washington State University Tri-Cities he expected a change from the urban landscape.

When he went for a walk on park land at Bateman Island about a year ago, he was taken aback by all the litter.  That led the assistant professor of fine art and digital technology to start an anti-litter mapping project.

Christenson and his students have not only been picking up beer bottles and cigarette butts, they've been documenting the litter with photos and GPS mapping technology.

Christenson hopes social media will motivate people to pick up litter.

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