Meet N Greet Mixer & Bob Awards
Since 2008, the Clean Pittsburgh Commission has held the annual Meet n Greet Mixer and Bob Awards to recognize the great local neighborhood leaders who go above and beyond to make their neighborhoods a better place to live.
The Awards, a tribute to the late Mayor Bob O’Connor and his dedication to cleaning up the city, were created to recognize local efforts to clean-up, prevent and eliminate litter in City neighborhoods and are presented by Councilman Corey O’Connor and Judy O’Connor each year at the event.
Litter & Illegal Dumping Roundtable
The Clean Pittsburgh Litter and Illegal Dumping Roundtable is the one in a series of innovation-based discussions allowing the City to hear from non-profit and civic leaders, academics and government officials on the topic of litter and illegal dumping in the City of Pittsburgh. The event was held on July 9, 2015 and was filmed for later broadcast on the City of Pittsburgh Cable Channel. The Roundtable was recorded and can currently be viewed on the City’s YouTube Channel.
- Roundtable Agenda
- High Cost of Litter
- Roundtable Wrap Up & Recommendations
- Enforcement Presentation
- Framing the Issue
- Behavioral Change
Neighborhood of Focus
Starting in 2014 the CPC has choosen a specific area of the City in which to address quality of life issues for a year to two year period. For 2014 and 2015 the CPC worked in Hazelwood with such partners as the Hazelwood Initiative and Center of Life. Some of our highlights included:
- Litter Prevention education at Youth Summer Camp
- Installation of camera in Hazelwood Greenway to monitor illegal dumping
- Over 14 vacant lots and 3 roadsides cleared of 50,000 pounds of debris and vegetation by CPC member organization Allegheny CleanWays
- 6,500 pounds of electronics and 92 Tires collected at neighborhood Hard to Recycle Collection organized by CPC member organization the Pennsylvania Resources Council
Clean Neighborhood Stewards
The Clean Pittsburgh Commission keeps in contact with representatives who are involved in beautification work in their city neighborhoods. These contacts are called Clean Neighborhood Stewards. The CPC works with these stewards promote cleanup and beautification initiatives, contacts them with updates on grants and city programs and more.