(October 12, 2022) Registration is open to the public for the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful 2022 Litter Summit on November 1 and 2 at the Holiday Inn in Lancaster. The Summit is hosted by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful in coordination with the PA Department of Environmental Protection and PA Department of Transportation.
The two-day event begins on November 1 with a walking tour of Lancaster’s sustainable community, including the Tiny Cans initiative, The Compost Bin, Storm Water Rain Garden and Art Mural at Musser Park, the Urban Forestry project and the new Bike It Lancaster Bike Share, followed by an evening reception.
The Litter Summit on November 2, features the state’s new anti-littering campaign, PA Fights Dirty: Every Litter Bit Matters, which was developed as part of Governor Wolf’s Litter Action Plan that outlines strategies for all Pennsylvanians to help in the fight against litter.
Keynote Speaker, Danene Sorace, Mayor of Lancaster, will highlight how clean and beautiful communities support Strategic Priorities for the City: Strong Neighborhoods, Safe Places, Sustainable Economy, and Sound Government. Other topics include, enforcing litter and illegal dumping laws, the role infrastructure plays on ensuring convenient and affordable waste disposal and recycling, exciting education initiatives and more.
“The Litter Summit will provide state agencies and participating stakeholders an opportunity to convene and reflect on the work of the past year, share and learn about progress made towards specific recommendations, promote new initiatives, celebrate our collective successes and attract new allies in our shared commitment to prevent litter,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “The Litter Summit will bring us all together to network with peers and leverage our shared experiences to do more in 2023.”
Attendees will enjoy an Upcycled Art Exhibit curated by Red Raven Art Company. The artwork will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. The exhibit will continue for both days.
Register for the Litter Summit to learn about Pennsylvania’s first ever Litter Action Plan and network with other like-minded community leaders across the state. To register and see the full list of speakers, visit keeppabeautiful.org. Seating is limited. Deadline to register is October 17.
The 2022 Litter Summit is sponsored by Republic Services, Inc. and PA Beverage Association. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deb Woolley, Development Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has worked with hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state to pick up nearly 152 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s roadways, waterways, greenways, vacant lots, forestlands and other community spaces. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s core programming focuses on litter and illegal dump prevention, cleanup, community greening, and proper waste handling and sustainable practices. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works with many partnering organizations on the state and grassroots level to accomplish our goal of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.