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
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The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is a great organization that has been doing some great work here in Pittsburgh since 1964. This workshop is just one of the many programs they offer throughout the year.
If you are looking to learn more about historic buildings or just want to meet some great people – check out one of their SOTS events. SOTS is short for the Society of Tavern Seekers – every few months they meet at a historic bar in Pittsburgh for a happy hour event.
‘Building Green’ with ARTEMIS Environmental
What does “building green”… Read the rest
Arbor Aid is an annual fundraiser for Tree Pittsburgh, an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City’s vitality by restoring and protecting City trees. This fundraiser has grown over the years into one of Fall’s more fun and unqiue events. Art made from salvaged wood is exhibited, food and drink is plentiful, and entertainment this year is provided by Pairdown, and the Armadillos. And the folks at Tree Pittsburgh know that to make it a true Pittsburgh celebration you need to include an epic Cookie Table … and a Hug a Tree Photo Booth. So strap on your dancing… Read the rest