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 19, 2012: On Saturday, April 14th, twenty-seven residents, including Councilman Corey O’Connor, five teenagers, and three little ones came out to redd up the neighborhood. Everyone met at the Magee Field Basketball Courts for coffee and homemade pastries and then fanned out to pick up the field, the steps off Greenfield Avenue into the Run and up to Bigelow, the steps from the Avenue to Minnesota, Windsor Street, and under the Murray Avenue Bridge. They also painted over graffiti, weeded the island at Ronald in preparation for a spring planting, and cleared the sidewalk along the Avenue below the car wash. The total haul was 27 large black bags, 9 large blue bags, and 2 large paper bags of weeds. Thanks to everyone who helped! Greenfield is a lot cleaner because of you.
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; Spring Redd Up support passes 200; Looking to connect for Redd Up; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; The last word
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?