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.
November 8, 2013: Approximately 40 volunteers and Pitt students pitched in to rid Mount Washington of 8 tires, 50 bags of trash, and over 2 tons of loose debris.
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.
Move over Steelers, Penquins and Pitt Panthers and make room for another great fall team -- the Pitt Make a Difference Day student volunteers -- 5,000 strong. They will participate in the Fall Redd Up for the ninth year on Saturday, October 22. Citizens Against Litter has been involved with Pitt from the beginning.
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.