The City of Philadelphia invested in some solar powered trash and recycling units a couple of years ago. But I knew something was up when I was walking on South Street recently and saw they had mysteriously transformed into brightly colored animals. Litter Critters are a product of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Big Picture Program in which artists work with kids aged 10 to 14 to give them visual art training and to promote social responsibility. I’d say the Litter Critters fills the bill. Hey, I’d rather feed my trash to a happy critter than a trash unit, even a solar powered one, any day in the week. Wouldn’t you?
Here are some pictures.