This Thursday, Sept 19, is the monthly HPCC Community Meeting at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Church. The theme is waste – and to encourage people to reduce their waste, we will be giving HPCC tote bags to everyone that attends (limit one per household). In addition to our regular Zone 5 police update, we will hear from:
- Highland Park resident Sabrina Culyba, who will give a behind-the-scenes look at recycling, answering questions about what can and can’t be recycled in Pittsburgh, and how you can go beyond recycling limitations. She will also provide ideas for how individuals can reduce their plastics waste and discuss efforts to help businesses reduce their use of single-use plastics. Sabrina operates Recycle This Pittsburgh and directs Humane Action Pittsburgh’s No Plastic Please campaign.
- HPCC Board Member Justin Sandherr, who will be signing up volunteers for the Garbage Olympics on 9/21, when neighborhoods all across the city will have competing clean-ups to see who can pick up the most trash. The competition will be judged by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission. There will be prizes for most trash collected as well as strangest item found and other surprises. The closing ceremonies (food provided) at Threadbare Cider and Mead kick off at noon!
- HPCC President Stephanie Walsh, who will provide information and ask for a vote on proposed updates to our organization’s bylaws intended to streamline processes and bring them in line with current best practices.