Traveling Litter Letter created in Pittsburgh...
The large recycle symbol Litter Letter was built by local Northside artist Oreen Cohen and forms part of the “Northside Keeps it Clean” campaign to fight litter and increase recycling in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhoods. The campaign, started through One Northside in partnership with the Buhl Foundation, is managed by Allegheny CleanWays and PRC. The Recycle Right travelling art installation is funded by Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE), and was made possible by generous material donations from The Home Depot.
The six-foot-tall recycling symbol, made from iron rebar, chicken wire, and recyclables, has spent time in Fineview, Deutschtown, and has now taken up residence in Troy Hill. The piece is a way to turn litter into art - by the end of its tenure in the Northside the sculpture will be filled with recyclable litter, such as plastic water bottles and aluminum cans. Giving these littered recyclables a new life will serve to provoke thought and engage residents and visitors in conversation and action about the amount of recyclables that become litter, as well as the issue of litter in the Northside and throughout Pittsburgh. This officially becomes the 4th city in Pennsylvania to adopt The Litter Letter Project following York, Columbia and Lancaster.