Monthly archive for June 2020

Local leader Ken Rice receives environmental award

New Castle News -One of the creators of the Lower East Side Community Garden will receive the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award. “I am surprised to have been nominated,” Ken Rice said. “Let alone chosen.”  Rice has helped transform abandoned properties throughout New Castle into sustainable community

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Westmoreland Cleanways suspends electronics recycling

Trib Live – Westmoreland Cleanways temporarily is halting drop-off of electronics at its Pleasant Unity recycling center because of a covid-19-related shutdown of a company that processes the items. Executive Director Ellen Keefe said Thursday that Westmoreland Cleanways learned the out-of-state electronics processor shut down because of

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Reading nonprofits team to clean up city streets

Reading Eagle -Volunteers from nonprofits We Agape You Inc. and Reading Beautification joined Wednesday to clear litter on North Fourth Street between Washington and Buttonwood streets.“Today’s cleanup with Reading Beautification was part of our mission of beautifying neighborhoods and in furtherance of our work in rehabilitating houses,”

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Gloves, masks, PPE in trash prove problematic

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel – Even trash looks different during a global pandemic. Where there’s usually bottles, cans and wrappers, there’s now an discarded Latex gloves, masks and Lysol wipes. Helen Lowman, CEO of Keep America Beautiful, said the litter from personal protective equipment has increased since

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