We are people of all ages. We are a loosely connected group of Pittsburgh residents and merchants who are passionate about picking up litter in our neighborhoods. We are involved in the Redd Up Pittsburgh movement.
Active since March 2005, our band of volunteers is making a big impact. Streets, gutters, sidewalks, grassy places and alleys are cleaner. We started in Shadyside, but our reach goes far beyond Walnut Street. What we accomplish here can be replicated in other neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh.
April 21, 2012: 23 Paddle Without Pollution volunteers cleared over 2000 pounds of litter, 31 tires, and plenty of unbaggable trash during their recent outing. Great job!
If a picture's worth a thousand words, then we have a lot to say. Check back often, or visit our photo collection for more pictures of litter, and, when things go right, maybe even some glitter.
Do you know of a trouble spot that you'd like to highlight? Snap a picture and mail it to us. Only by identifying the problem can we begin to solve it.
In this newsletter: Our mission; Litter cleanup blitz on South Side; Shadyside and Bloomfield festival cleanups; Fall Redd Up and PMADD October 18; Zero litter enforcement urged; Green Paddle Award lands here; Sign up to adopt a Redd Up Zone; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; The last word
Pitt students living in off-campus housing in Oakland were paid a visit on Tuesday from City Councilman Dan Gilman, city and University police, and city and University officials to remind them of their civic responsibilities to maintain a respectful and clean presence in Oakland.
Our take? While Oakland may not be the most realistic place to start a Zero Litter enforcement program, outreach like this is the first step in building ties between the transient student population and the full-time neighborhood residents, and is a useful tool in furthering a cleaner Pittsburgh.