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What Straw Forward artists created out of 25,000 used drinking straws, and why they did it

Next Pittsburgh – Once you get past the initial “ick” factor — art made from used drinking straws? — you realize the idea is brilliant. Every year, millions of plastic straws get thrown away, one by one, and far too many end up polluting our environment. Our oceans are

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Keep PA Beautiful: Sign Ups Start Jan. 15 For Great American Cleanup Of PA

PA Environment Digest – On January 11, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced groups can start registering their local cleanup events as part of the 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA on January 15.  The event runs from March 1 to May 31. Last year 108,638 volunteers participated in 5,362 events picking up over 5 million

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PA Cleanways of Elk Co. cleans up Clarion River shore

The Bradford Era – PA Cleanways of Elk County has made a ton of difference — literally.  During the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup, held through September and October, the Elk County group participated for the fourth year. “This year, volunteers from the community, and the local St. Marys

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Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Welcomes New Executive Director

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful – Keep Philadelphia Beautiful has announced that Kelly Offner has been named the next Executive Director of the organization effective January 7, 2019. Following an exhaustive and highly competitive search, the Board of Directors selected Offner to build on the five-year transformative tenure and leadership

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PA Cleanways of Elk Co. cleans up Clarion River shore

The Bradford Era – GREENSBURG — PA Cleanways of Elk County has made a ton of difference — literally. During the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup, held through September and October, the Elk County group participated for the fourth year. “This year, volunteers from the community, and the local

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Events to honor Martin Luther King on Jan. 21

Times Herald – NORRISTOWN—The area will be abuzz with activities on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21. For starters, the Keep Norristown Beautiful (KNB) committee is organizing a Community Clean Up. “Keep Norristown Beautiful will be partnering with the Elmwood Park Zoo for a MLK Day of

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KPB: Over 13,000 Volunteers Collected 523,855 Pounds Of Trash During 2018 International Coastal Cleanup Of PA

PA Environment Digest Blog – On January 9, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced 13,297 volunteers worked in their communities to remove 523,855 pounds of trash and tires from Pennsylvania streams and watersheds during the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup.Keep PA Beautiful helped groups, civic organizations, family and friends organize 577

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Cameras help nab illegal dumpers in Arnold

Trib Live – Surveillance cameras loaned to the city of Arnold from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful led to charges against two men officials say were illegally dumping trash earlier this year. Mitchell C. Swann, 53, of Arnold and Harold J. Lee, 52, of New Kensington were cited by Arnold

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

PA Environment Digest – 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 both cited by City

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Illegal Trash Bag Dumper Fined In Reading With Help Of Keep PA Beautiful Camera Loan Program

PA Environment Digest – On December 19, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful announced Wilfredo Soto Torres (age 56) was cited by City of Reading police officer Devin Hasenauer for illegally dumping a large number of black plastic bags on September 24 with the help of KPB’s  Surveillance Camera Loan Program. Soto Torres was found

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