Lets talk Pittsburgh trees! Trees are an important thing here in the city – they help to keep the air clean and the city cooler. Tree Pittsburgh (which used to be called Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest) is an organization that works with the communities and neighborhoods to preserve and protect Pittsburgh’s urban forest.
Tree Pittsburgh has teamed up with Groupon’s charity site, G-Team, to plant more trees in Pittsburgh. This isn’t your usual groupon deal – just an opportunity to use the Groupon platform to help Tree Pittsburgh plant more Trees. Each donation of $10 will plant another… Read the rest
I know we tend to post about Pittsburgh events, but I hope that we can do more posting about businesses, organizations and people here in Pittsburgh too. This is a cool update about a Pittsburgh company that has been quietly working to become a very green business.
Earlier this year – you may have remembered that we moved IheartPGH website hosting to pair Networks. First of all pair Networks is kind enough to support IheartPGH by donating website hosting (and in the interest of transparency I am working with them on another blogging project – sneak peek here). We are… Read the rest
First-Ever City of Pittsburgh Chicks-in-the-Hood Urban Chicken Coop Tour
Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Curious about what it would take to raise chickens in the city? Have a hankering for fresh local eggs in the morning? Wish you could take advantage of some of the benefits of country living right here in the City?
Or maybe you just like chickens . . .
Join us for the First Ever City of Pittsburgh Chicks in the Hood Urban Chicken Coop Tour, a self-guided tour of backyard chicken coops around the City. Take a peek at backyards… Read the rest
Image courtesy of Tree Pittsburgh
On Sunday, March 6 from 10am to 2pm at the Double Wide Grill on the South Side you get all you can eat pancakes for $10 and your donation goes directly to benefit Tree Pittsburgh – an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City’s vitality by restoring and protecting City trees. Why should you attend? Well, pancakes are delicious (and there is a vegan option), you get free coffee and potatoes as well, tunes from Big Snow Big Thaw, and street trees are a critical element for a livable urban environment. Are you one… Read the rest
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I know this is short notice for an event but I wanted to highlight this event and the organization that it supports. Arbor Aid is the annual fundraiser for Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest – which is an amazing group that has been working to preserve, protect and plant new trees in Pittsburgh.
You may have noticed that Pittsburgh continues to be ranked highly on list of places to live and one of the many reasons that Pittsburgh is getting high scores for liveability is the green space in this city. In Pittsburgh you can afford… Read the rest