The Carnegie Science Center offers a way to “learn the science behind sustainability” through it’s Think Green weekend starting with a Happy Hour this Thursday and culminating Sunday with a Farmer’s Market. Sandwiched in between are the Think Green Fashion Show and “Pittsburgh’s largest garage sale EVER,” the Think Green Flea Market – in honor of National Garage Sale Day.Think Green appears to be associated with the Science Center’s Green Building exhibit:
What does it mean to be GREEN?
Pittsburgh is a national leader in green building – constructing buildings with an emphasis on improving the health of humans and the environment, conserving energy and materials, and maintaining a high quality of life.
See and feel which materials are used in green buildings, test different types of insulation, and measure how much energy is used in a light bulb. See how our impacts add up by making choices in a green home and a conventional home.
Right now, engineers in southwestern Pennsylvania are on the cutting edge of developing new materials to replace those that are potentially hazardous to the environment and our heath, and to consume less energy when used in our homes. Visit Carnegie Science Center today to discover the science of being green.
Think Green! WeekendAugust 9-10
Join us for a weekend of eco-friendly fun as you learn the science behind sustainability. From green building to the latest in environmentally-friendly technologies, Pittsburgh is a leader in sustainable initiatives. Explore interactive exhibits by regional companies and organizations, take part in the Think Green! Flea Marke as part of National Garage Sale Day, drop off hard-to-recycle items, check out hybrid vehicles, learn about river environments, get inspired by our second annual Eco Fashion Show, and see award-winning environmental films at the Earth Dance Environmental Film Festival.
Check out demonstrations, activities and information from Bike Pittsburgh,Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest, Girls, Math & Science Partnership,the National Aviary, Regional Environmental Education Center, RiverQuest,Venture Outdoors, The Andy Warhol Museum, UPMC Department of Environmental Oncology, Group against Smog and Pollution, Three Rivers Wet Weather, Toyota, Zip Car, Sherwin Williams, and more!
Check back often for updated lists of activities, companies and organizations participating in Think Green!
Also, don’t forget to bring your old CFL’s, cellphones, ink cartridges, batteries and styrofoam to our Recycle Station!
The International Happy Hour – Green Drinks in Pittsburgh at Bossa Nova