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.
May 27, 2015: Meet Ethan Duffy. He's a four year old that loves everything having to do with garbage and how to get rid of it. Go on swings at the park? Not until he picks up the litter on the playground. His favorite part of the week is when he puts the cans out on the curb and watches the trucks come to pick them up. Where do you think he had his 4th birthday party? At the recycling plant, of course.
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.
Tired of seeing cigarette butts littering its beaches, the city of Chicago has come up with a creative way to get smokers to properly dispose of their leftovers. We love this idea, and are sure that Pittsburghers could come up with some good questions of their own.
From today's Trib comes a story about a program run by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh to farm out maintenance of some vacant city lots to small companies and nonprofits based in the neighborhoods hosting the lots.