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Citizens Against Litter

Redd Ups a longstanding Pittsburgh tradition

One hundred years ago this month, Pittsburgh held a two week long community-wide cleanup campaign. Pittsburgh's "Clean-up, Spruce-up and Paint-up" campaign opened with a Downtown parade on May Day and concluded on May 15 with "Inspection Day," which was devoted to making "everything spick and span to close the campaign."

A lot has changed in 100 years, but the battle to keep our city clean has not. Thanks to everyone who made the Redd Ups held this spring a success.

For a sampling of photos from the recent Redd Up events, head on over to our Flickr page or check out albums from neighborhood efforts in Elliott and the South Side Slopes.

Recent Litter-ature

A complete list of past Litterature is available in our archives.

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