Getting ‘Caught’ is Good!
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) and the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) have created a collaborative effort to curb litter in Downtown Pittsburgh while rewarding those who choose to put litter in its proper place. Throughout the summer, the PDP Clean Team and staff members from PRC’s Don’t Trash My Turf (DTMT) campaign will be on the lookout for pedestrians doing their part to help keep Pittsburgh’s Downtown neighborhood clean and vibrant. When someone is “caught doing good,” he/she will be approached by a PDP Clean Team or DTMT staff member, graciously thanked for helping to keep Downtown clean, and presented with a card (below) good for a free medium coffee or $1.50 off any item at Downtown Crazy Mocha locations – all for just doing the right thing!
Some lucky litter busters may also be rewarded with donated gift certificates from Tom Michael of Larrimor’s to businesses throughout Downtown. Gift certificates range from $25 – $100! In order to claim an ADDITIONAL prize for your good efforts, visit the DTMT website for instructions on how to submit a picture of your card including the 5 digit promotional number and you will be contacted for arrangements.
In 2011, the PDP Clean Team removed 1.1 million pounds of trash, 4,677 graffiti tags, installed 150 cigarette butt urns and power-washed the equivalent of 26.3 miles of sidewalks in Downtown Pittsburgh. The PDP’s 2011 Clean Team Volunteer Program included 192 participants performing 1,442 hours of support.