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Public art made from 25,000 used straws will spotlight plastic waste in Pittsburgh

The Incline – Thousands of used straws collected from Pittsburgh restaurants fill a small office in Homewood ready to be assembled into a giant aquatic-themed sculpture to raise awareness of plastic waste. “The straw is just an easy way to find a starting point to make a difference,” Rebecca Bykoski, program […]

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Tri-County CleanWays In Butler, Lawrence, Mercer Counties Celebrates 25 Years Of Keeping PA Beautiful

PA Environment Digest – On December 18, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful congratulated local affiliate, Tri-County CleanWays serving Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties for 25 years of keeping Pennsylvania Beautiful. The milestone was recently celebrated with many volunteers who have dedicated much of their free time to cleaning up illegal dumpsites and coordinating and […]

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KPB: Two Men Cited In Crackdown On Illegal Dumping In Arnold, Westmoreland County

PA Environment Digest Blog – On December 14, Keep PA Beautiful announced two individuals were cited for illegal dumping by the City of Arnold in Westmoreland County with the help of its Surveillance Camera Loan Program. Mitchell C Swann (age 53) and Harold J Lee (age 52) were […]

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Around the Town

The Express – Cleaning up! Since 2000, Clinton County CleanScapes, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has organized more than 117 cleanup events in Clinton and Lycoming counties, rallying more than 4,340 volunteers and cleaning up more than 1,208 tons of debris and 12,778 tires from nearby waterways and landscapes. You […]

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Fresh Paint Days Grants Help Community Improvement Projects In Monroe, Philadelphia, Westmoreland Counties

PA Environment Digest – This fall, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with The Home Depot and Behr, gave eight community groups paint and painting supplies as part of the 2018 Fresh Paint Days PA Program enabling them to renew a community structure in need. This year’s program engaged local volunteers in painting projects that included an […]

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KPB: Fresh Paint Days Grants Help Community Improvement Projects In Monroe, Philadelphia, Westmoreland Counties

PA Environment Digest Blog – This fall, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with The Home Depot and Behr, gave eight community groups paint and painting supplies as part of the 2018 Fresh Paint Days PA Program enabling them to renew a community structure in need. This year’s program […]

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Volunteers Move Mountains (Of Tires) In Susquehanna County

PA Environment Digest Blog – The site of Barbara Bradford’s home near Canawacta Creek in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, is as historic as it is picturesque. Built in the 1830s, the small stone house stands among the remnants of a small commercial district– complete with blacksmith and livery stable– […]

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Volunteers Move Mountains (Of Tires) In Susquehanna County

PA Environment Digest – By: Josh Raulerson, PA Environmental Council The site of Barbara Bradford’s home near Canawacta Creek in Lanesboro, Susquehanna County, is as historic as it is picturesque. Built in the 1830s, the small stone house stands among the remnants of a small commercial district– complete with […]

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America Recycles Day! Keep PA Beautiful Urges You To Take The Pledge!

PA Environment Digest – November 15 was America Recycles Day to recognize the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling, while raising awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling– every day. “We invite all Pennsylvanian’s to take the pledge and continue to be mindful of how our waste […]

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108,638 Volunteers Picked Up Over 5 Million Pounds Of Trash During 2018 Great American Cleanup Of PA

PA Environment Digest Blog – Keep PA Beautiful Friday reported 108,638 volunteers participated in 5,362 events picking up over 5 million pounds of trash during the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA, which ran from March 1 through the end of May. Organized groups, civic organizations, families and […]

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