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 16, 2010: Pitt students and community volunteers teamed up to clean every street in the neighborhood and built 10 raised bed gardens, complete with three truckloads of soil and mulch.
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 icon will be missed; "The best of the best"; Spring Redd Up will be April 24-26; What's old is new again; Pittsburgh is cleaning up its act; Beaver County "retired" tire report; Sign up to adopt a Redd Up Zone; Report mailbox graffiti; "I litter" awards; Garbagevilles; Important phone numbers; Clever; 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?