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Planning and Sustainability

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Keep it Pretty Rose City

Keep it Pretty Rose City seeks to empower Portlanders to take initiative in enhancing their communities. 

Keep it Pretty Rose City logoAre you involved with a community group that wants to make a difference with an anti-litter event? Contact us to receive the Keep it Pretty Rose City Toolkit, which will help you easily navigate planning a litter pickup activity. Key components include templates, checklists, scripts and resources you need to be successful leading a small to medium-sized event from start to finish. 

According to the Keep America Beautiful report, Littering Behavior in America (2009), while most people observed in the study disposed of trash in appropriate receptacles, nearly 17 percent of discarded items ended up as litter. And 81 percent of these acts were observed by researchers to be intentional and were primarily credited to pedestrians in business areas. 

Teens pick up litterPortland residents can also get involved with Community Collection Events. They offer neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for proper disposal of bulky household waste that may otherwise be disposed of inappropriately. The events prioritize recycling and reuse over disposal.