(PA Environmental Digest Blog) Stakeholders in the fight against litter convened on November 1 and 2 for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 2022 Litter Summit hosted by the City of Lancaster.
The Summit was held in coordination with the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Transportation.
The two-day event began with a walking tour of Lancaster’s sustainable community, including two projects funded by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful; the Tiny Cans Project, that provides free trash cans for neighborhood residents to install on their porch railings to reduce littering and the Lancaster Compost Bin Co-op Expansion project, allowing the city to add new compost bin locations throughout the city.
Other stops on the tour included the Storm Water Rain Garden and Art Mural at Musser Park, the Urban Forestry project and the new Bike It Lancaster Bike Share. The tour was followed by an evening reception featuring an Upcycled Art Exhibit curated by Red Raven Art Company.
Keynote Speaker, Danene Sorace, Mayor of Lancaster, spoke about how clean and beautiful communities support strategic priorities for the city: strong neighborhoods, safe places, sustainable economy and sound government.