Mayor Launches New "Red Up ZONE" Program
2011 "BOB AWARDS"
GRAFFITI WATCH’S STEVE ROOT IS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR;
9 NEIGHBORHOODS ALSO HONORED WITH REDD UP “BOB AWARDS”
Steve Root, a South Side Community Council Board member, was selected Volunteer of the Year by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission for his work with Graffiti Watch, a group dedicated to preventing and removing graffiti.
Root and nine neighborhoods and were presented “Bob Awards”, named for the late Mayor Bob O’Connor, Thursday (Mar. 24) night at the fourth annual Meet n’ Greet Mixer saluting the city’s Clean Pittsburgh Stewards in 90 neighborhoods.
Judy O’Connor, the Mayor’s widow, and son Corey presented the Most Connected Neighborhoods award to seven Greater Hill District Area neighborhoods of Bedford Dwellings, Crawford Square, Lower Hill, Middle Hill, Oak Hill, Schenley Heights and Uptown. Manchester was awarded for Most Improved and Greenfield for the Neighborhood of the Year.
Rocco D’Angelo, former Pittsburgh Postmaster, received a special award for his efforts to stamp out mail box graffiti. The campaign began several years ago painting out and repairing mail boxes in Mt. Oliver, Carrick, South Side, Oakland, Strip, Bloomfield and Friendship.
Other volunteers nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award were: Walitta Abdullah (Beltzhoover), Monique Dietz (Stanton Heights), Dawn Harder (Carrick), Mary Savage (Homewood), Father Don Ware (South Side Slopes) and Harry Wolfe (Allentown).
Several hundred attended. Joining stewards and volunteers were city officials, Public Works people and members and staff of City Council.
First Niagara Bank is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Meet n’ Greet Mixer.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette article
CPC City News Release 10/11/2011
REDD UP Press Release
The Tireless Project to Clean Up Chartiers Creek
Last call to compost!
The Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will hold its final Backyard Composting Workshop of the season on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Shaler North Hills Library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to turn your leaves, grass clippings and food scraps into a valuable resource for your spring garden. This workshop thoroughly covers how to set up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways of using the finished compost.Participants will receive an 80 gallon Earth Machine compost bin with attendance. (One compost bin per registration).
For more information and online registration please visit PRC's Zero Waste Pittsburgh website at: http://zerowastepgh.org/ZW-PRC-byvc.html.
Or contact Donna Mazza at 412-488-7490 ext. 246.
Tired of high gas and electric bills?
PRC and Conservation Consultants, Inc. present a Home Energy Workshop on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Library. Take this energy efficiency workshop to learn lots of practical, low cost tips that will save you $$. All participants will receive an energy saving bag. Cost to attend is $25 per person/ $30 couple. For more information and online registration please visit PRC's Zero Waste Pittsburgh website at:http://www.zerowastepgh.org/ZW-PRC-solar101.html or contact Donna Mazza at 412-488-7490 ext. 246.