June Newsletter - Guest Article: Using Community Composting to Address Illegal Dumping in Stanton Heights by Mike Sturges

The current stewardship of the green space at the intersection of Stanton Ave. and Woodbine St. in Stanton Heights started with a compost pile.  When I purchased my house in Stanton Heights in 2009, I quickly found that I was in need of a way to responsibly address my yard waste.  I asked a neighbor what they did and was told to “wait until there aren’t any cars coming, carry it across the street and dump it over the hill in the greenspace”—the classic Pittsburgh answer.

Keep America Beautiful Youth Advisory Council Application

Do you know a young person who is passionate about  their community and the environment and would make a great leader? 

Keep America Beautiful is accepting applications for the National Youth Advisory Council. This is a unique opportunity for ten high school students (15-18 years old) from diverse backgrounds across the nation to participate in a service-learning and leadership development program.  Participants will contribute to and inform KAB on programs while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.  

    Allegheny Cleanways February Newsletter - Volunteer Competition Round 3 Winner: Stuart Meyers

    - by Hannah Geiser



     

    Since June 2013, Allegheny CleanWays has awarded the volunteer with the most hours over a two month period with an Infurn giant bean bag. The winner for the months of November and December is Stuart Meyers, with 47 hours. Previous winners were Joseph Onstott with 48 hours and John Erickson with 28 hours. Round 4 will end on February 28th.

    Stuart is a dedicated volunteer, both with Allegheny CleanWays and with other organizations.  As a recent retiree, he continues doing what he loves.

      Evolution E-cycling, the New Recycler in Town

      Allegheny Cleanways January Newsletter - Unsung 68: DumpBusters at Work

      The Pittsburgh Foundation is a community foundation that “works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.” One of the Pittsburgh Foundation’s current initiatives is Pittsburgh on Video, which is a community-based online news site. Pittsburgh on Video connects local viewers with news from their neighborhoods and allows individuals to contribute their own stories.

      The Unsung Nonprofit News Show is part of the Pittsburgh on Video news outlet and focuses on the activities of nonprofits around the city. Unsung contacted Allegheny CleanWays about making a short video about one of our programs. We had a film crew come to our DumpBuster worksite on Edgebrook Ave and make a great video (see time 7:55) about the realities of our work. Thanks to all who helped at the dumpsite and in the film-making!