Why Trash Mob?

Tire WallThere are many reasons why we pick up trash in New Orleans.

  • There is a lot of it.
  • Trash affects green spaces in New Orleans’ neighborhoods.
  • Picking up trash shows that someone cares about these neighborhood spaces.
  • “Mob action” will hopefully lead to new social connections between residents, and new connections between residents and their neighborhoods.
  • Picking up trash is more fun with friends!

More on the benefits of litter removal:

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence – 11/21/2011 from The Atlantic Cities

  • A brief but interesting look at the long-term efforts of a Philadelphia group to improve vacant lots around the city, and the (potential) impact that greening has on crime.