GREENVILLE, N.C. Uptown Greenville and the adjoining neighborhood, “The Grid”, are cleaner thanks to the efforts of several fraternal organizations on Sunday, August 26th, 2018. Nearly 150 volunteers participated in the “Sanitary Sunday” effort organized by Councilmember Will Bell, East Carolina University’s Student Government Association and Greek Life, Coastal Fog, The City of Greenville’s Public Works Department, and Uptown Greenville.

Just in time for the first ECU Football Game, “Sanitary Sunday” volunteers collected litter and recyclable items, picked up cigarette butts, cleaned Uptown Merchant windows, damp-wiped municipal trash cans, and tided up the planter beds along Evans Street. Litter is an environmental concern because it:

  • Reduces the aesthetic appeal of public places including streets, parks, and waterways;
  • Costs the City of Greenville annually for roadside and street-level litter cleanup;
  • Can cause blockages of the drainage system;
  • Can be dangerous to people particularly when it involves items such as broken glass;
  • May be a fire hazard (for example, lit cigarettes being thrown from vehicles)

Simple measures can do much to keep our City clean. Organizers encourage people not to litter and to have pride in where they live. Additionally, The City of Greenville and Keep Greenville Beautiful have been proud participants in the Adopt-a-City Street program since 1989. Neighborhoods, businesses, families, and individuals can make a difference in the community by adopting a City street through this litter-removal program. For more information about the program, or to participate, contact the City of Greenville Public Works Department at (252) 329-4522.

Participating Fraternal Organizations include:

  • Kappa Sigma
  • Sigma Pi
  •  Delta Sigma Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi •Sigma Nu
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Chi Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Lamda Theta Phi