Boris Weinstein, Pittsburgh’s leading Mister Anti-Litter Man, was honored by Keep America Beautiful at its national convention in Charlotte this evenning.
The Shadyside resident — a member of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission and founder of Citizens Against Litter — was chosen to receive the 2013 Iron Eyes Cody Award for his “exceptional leadership in raising public awareness about litter prevention, roadside and community beautification, solid waste issues, and the need for citizens to participate in activities that preserve and enhance natural resources and public lands,” according to KAB.
It has honored 20 men with this award since 1988. The national awards program honors women with the Lady Bird Johnson award among other categories.
Mr. Weinstein sent this statement to Walkabout:
"I’m overwhelmed that I have been chosen for the Keep America Beautiful Iron Eyes Cody Award. My life in retirement mirrors many of the Keep America Beautiful principals. I work to rid us of litter.”
“I work for a cleaner environment. I believe one person can make a difference. People who care must pick up for people who litter and don’t care.”
"Citizens Against Litter’s mission is to inspire residents of the Pittsburgh area to collect litter and connect neighborhoods. Keep America Beautiful sees millions of Americans who take small actions that bring about a world of change. I believe I am one of those Americans."