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.
March 22, 2012: 2011 Volunteer of the Year, Elliott resident Gena Turner, is flanked by Judy O'Connor, wife of the late Mayor Bob O'Connor, and son Corey, now a City Councilman from his dad's old district.
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.
Page one of today's issue of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review brings some much-needed publicity to the ongoing problem that we here at Citizens Against Litter have in contacting the Peduto administration to move the ball on our "Zero Litter Enforcement" plan. We appreciate Mayor Peduto and all that he has done for the city, but we challenge him to get serious about identifying and removing the root causes of litter. We have ideas. Call us. You know how to find us.
Brian O'Neill sets off on a walk from his house to downtown and finds a lot less litter than he expects. What's going on?