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.
October 20, 2012: Pitt volunteers spray-painted notices on catch basins and manholes throughout the neighborhood.
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; Litter cleanup blitz on South Side; Shadyside and Bloomfield festival cleanups; Fall Redd Up and PMADD October 18; Zero litter enforcement urged; Green Paddle Award lands here; Sign up to adopt a Redd Up Zone; Report mailbox graffiti; "I Litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; The last word
The Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT), a University of Pittsburgh-led initiative to coordinate the activities of the municipalities that comprise the Pittsburgh urban region, has been studying ways that communities can effectively combat blight. An article in their most recent newsletter, "CONNECT Fights Blight" details the latest news in their ongoing campaign, and offers communities an opportunity to take part in an innovative sharing of legal services.
And on July 24, more than 150 local government officials and housing advocates attended a "Blight to Bright" seminar to learn more about how to effectively fight blight.