Are you a big sustainability nerd? Or are you looking for ways to improve transportation in your area? Well, then you’re going want to check out the Rail~Volution conference coming to Pittsburgh this fall. What’s Rail~Volution you might ask? It’s a non-profit organization that seeks to build more livable communities with transit. You know, like what’s happening in forward-thinking cities like Pittsburgh.
The annual three-day conference, previously held in places like Denver, Portland, Dallas, Boston, and San Fran, features 80 sessions related to transit and livability. The event is for “people involved in urban planning, people who are involved in… Read the rest
It’s probably not cool to nerd out about transportation, but boy howdy did we ever at the Western PA Mobility Showcase hosted by City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). The Showcase, held in Oakland at Pitt’s Alumni Hall, featured everything from autonomous vehicles to bike shares to other futuristic stuff like a hyperloop proposal as well as a super sweet electric car.
In a release announcing the event, the Director of DOMI, Karina Ricks, outlined the importance of the Showcase, saying “transportation is radically changing. New choices in travel and new technologies make it cleaner and more… Read the rest
While the Trump administration has been working to remove environmental protections and even swapping out the term “climate change” for “resilient,” Pittsburgh is addressing this global issue head-on. The Steel City, along with numerous U.S. cities and now 14 States have committed to the Climate Paris Agreement, which the U.S. federal government withdrew from earlier this year. In September the City of Pittsburgh released a draft of its Climate Action Plan 3.0. The Plan calls for 100% renewable energy use and a dramatic reduction in emissions. The City Council is currently reviewing the Plan and may hold hearings or sessions… Read the rest
Since today is Earth Day, it is the perfect day for me to share a couple of green related things that I have been talking over the past month. I hope you will take a moment to read through this post and learn more about the e-waste and Isidore recycling.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – TechShop will be hosting a launch party for the Green Electronics Challenge. See below for the details on the Green Electronics Challenge Competition
Green Electronics Challenge Launch Party Details:
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – 6:30-8:30pm
Where: TechShop Pittsburgh
Cost: FREE – but you… Read the rest
christmas tree recycling dropoff 3 (Photo credit: sdminor81)
I saw the details for this pop-up on the city channel (Comcast Channel 13) and I thought I’d re-post the details here. Check out this post for details on curbside and drop-off recycling in the city of Pittsburgh.
Christmas trees that are placed on the curb will NOT be recycled. If you want to have your tree recycled you can drop it off at one of the following locations:… Read the rest