RETHINK in Lancaster…
October 2015. The 6-foot-high RETHINK letters were constructed by Alex Serrano, of Tait Towers. Various community groups wrapped the frames with chicken wire and collected litter to fill the letters. The word choice was selected by the community who voted at a First Friday event downtown over the summer.
The presenting sponsor of the Litter Letter Project is the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. Other participating groups include Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster, Lancaster Unity, Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches, Aikido Center of Lancaster, The Mix at Arbor Place, Franklin & Marshall College’s Putting It Together program, McCaskey High School and its Environmental Club, Lancaster County Conservancy, City of Lancaster, and Keep Lancaster County Beautiful.
The letters will remain in place for three months “as a visual symbol of how our actions impact our neighborhoods,” said Tracy Beyl, public art manager for the city of Lancaster. “Let’s rethink what is trash,” Beyl said. “Let’s rethink what can be art. Let’s rethink how we can make art together. Let’s rethink how our city can create together. Let’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink.”