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.
August 17, 2011: Volunteers from the Mennonite Church USA convention that was held in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2011 spread throughout the city to help with various service projects. The Larimer neighborhood was one recipient of the group's help.
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.
This spring's area-wide Redd Up (March, April and May) is on a pace to attract more than 300 Pittsburgh neighborhoods, groups and communities in the counties of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland.
Citizens Against Litter, one of the organizers, expects more than 15,000 volunteers to collect a conservative-estimated 300 tons of litter. "Our projection is based on the ones we know about," said Boris Weinstein. "We believe the actual number of participants will be significantly larger."
An update on Redd Up plans from the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce:
We are planning a big community Redd Up day in Shadyside for Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several Shadyside Chamber of Commerce members and residents have already signed up to volunteer to clean up litter and also plant flowers around the neighborhood. We are also working with Pitt to get some student athletes to help out. We will have a great turn out!
We're particularly excited because this is the weekend before the Marathon, so our neighborhood will look great on race day!
To be a part of the day, contact the Chamber of Commerce office.