On Saturday, October 20th, NNA will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of the first Big Belly Solar combined trash and recycling unit in the Point Breeze neighborhood. The Big Belly will be installed on the northeast corner of Reed and Hicks Streets.
NNA has been fundraising for its Big Belly Campaign for the last six months, raising donations from residents and businesses in the neighborhood. NNA continues to raise funds to install additional units throughout the area.
“Litter and dumping are big issues here, and residents are eager to find solutions. We’re working with the community and the city to deal with a basic quality of life issue that has far reaching benefits“, said Evan Levitt, Chair of NNA’s Big Belly Subcommittee.
Members of NNA will be at the installation, along with community leaders and residents. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Representative-elect Jordan Harris, State Representative Harold James and Senator Larry Farnese have all been invited to attend the ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting will take place at 1pm.
Prior to the ribbon cutting, NNA will host a clean-up of the immediate surrounding blocks, beginning at 12pm.