Buffalo, NY - Westside Trash Mob in Allentown:
Building Community while Collecting Trash and Data
WHAT: Westside Trash Mob is a grassroots cleanup initiative that began in response to the protests on Grant Street. Community leaders from across the West Side join together for socially distant trash cleanups on the last Sunday of each month to promote neighborhood beautification, public education and a sense of community.
In addition to sponsoring organizations, Westside Trash Mob works with over a dozen community partners including Assemblymember Sean Ryan, Councilmember Joseph Golombek, various block clubs, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Peacemakers, BreadHive Bakery & Cafe, Gypsy Parlor and Buffalo Maritime Center.
Each cleanup event is hosted by a community organization. A socially distant afterparty features a guest speaker, education station and prizes.
WHO: Sponsored by the Westside Trash Mob, The Allentown Association, Inc., Community Canvases, Westside Business and Taxpayers Association
WHEN: Sunday, September 27, 2020
9:30 AM Welcome & Introductions
10:00 AM Trash Cleanup & Data Collection
12:00 PM Afterparty, Education Station & Prizes
WHERE: At the side lot near the corner of Allen and Wadsworth Streets. The check-in table will be visible from the street.
WHY: Our city's unique vibrancy stems from our diverse culture and sense of community. At Westside Trash Mob, we bring people togeth er as we work toward a common goal of neighborhood beautification. As volunteers break into socially distant groups to collect trash, organizers work behind the scenes to collect data. Working with our local leaders and fellow community organizations, we use the collected data to inform decision making on local infrastructure. Additionally, we leverage our partnerships to provide education on and promotion of complementary initiatives.
CONTACT: Katherine Pessecow, Co-Organizer
(716) 812-8262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
During the event Dave Cory, Will Becker, Jamie Schechter and Elaine
Grisanti will also be available for interviews.