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.
February 15, 2007: Several illegal dumpsites along Lincoln Road in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood were recently tackled. Neighbors from nearby Penn Hills, Allegheny Cleanways, and Valvoline contributed to the effort.
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.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recently announced that applications are available for the City's fall 2013 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives up to 30 local nonprofit organizations $1,000 in the form of a Home Depot gift card to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Project implementation will take place from August 31 to October 31, 2013. Applications will be available until Friday, June 14. Love Your Block is one of the Mayor's 10 servePGH initiatives.
Politics is often a dirty business, and we here at Citizens Against Litter know all about getting dirty. That's why we encourage everyone to get out and vote on May 21. VotePGH has set up a website with a goal of collecting 1000 pledges to vote, and is looking for pledges from every corner of the city. There are plenty of unclaimed neighborhoods left, so head on over and pledge to vote today!