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Ugh! Litter is sooo yucky! December 23, 2016 Category: PurposeShort
Litter is gross. It’s also notably bad for the environment. And nothing says “we don’t care what you think about our city!” quite like block after block of garbage-laden sidewalks.

That’s why Philadelphians Dave Brindley and Yury Korzun have developed a new website called Not in Philly, with an assist from Pennsylvania Resources Council, Code for Philly and Think Brownstone (soon to be “Think Company“).

But it’s more than a website. The group rewards citizens (and nonprofits and companies!) who make a six-month commitment to picking up litter on their site by doling out gifts from business sponsors such as Hub Bub Coffee.

Check out this writeup in Next City.

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According to Brindley, over 100 people have signed up across the city. The site was built on volunteer power — Brindley told Next City he will begin looking to fund the project so he can expand it outside of Walnut Hill, the only neighborhood where it is “fully activated.”

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