Trees are important in cities for many reasons – they look nice, provide shade, clean the air. But have you ever stopped to think about who takes care of the trees? Sometimes they need a little tender loving care, and sometimes they need someone to advocate for them – that’s where Tree Pittsburgh comes into the picture.
Tree Pittsburgh is a non-profit organization that you need to know about. Tree Pittsburgh was started in 2006 (it used to be called Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest). Tree Pittsburgh runs several programs to care for existing trees and to plant more… Read the rest
Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak stopped by Jeremiah’s Place this evening and shared this photo:
Meet the team at @jeremiahsplace, Pittsburgh’s only crisis nursery. More info: http://t.co/PlZjySCIHJ pic.twitter.com/SI8ZbQeOf0
— Natalia Rudiak (@nataliarudiak) January 18, 2014
This has been on our list of ideas to share – this creative solution to a common problem is the result of lots of cross sector communication.
Jeremiah’s Place is a brand new non-profit that is just opening in Pittsburgh. Jeremiah’s Place is what is referred to as a crisis nursery – a safe place that offers last minute child care to families that need help in… Read the rest
If you read one post on IheartPGH this year – I hope it is this post. There are some very exciting and important things happening right now that are important in the future of this city.
In January 2014, Bill Peduto will become the next mayor of the City of Pittsburgh. Mayor-Elect Peduto has pledged to make his administration transparent and knowledgeable. There is a lot of interesting stuff happening around the transition from the current mayor to Bill Peduto and the transition team is working very hard to make sure as many people as possible are a part of… Read the rest
Last Tuesday, we went to the ballot box and Bill Peduto was ellected to be the next mayor of Pittsburgh. One of the reasons why I think Peduto is a great choice for Pittsburgh is the amount of time he spends studying other cities .
I have personally had the opportunity to learn about cities that are similar to Pittsburgh through GLUE (the Great Lakes Urban Exchange). GLUE was founded by a Pittsburgh native and a Detroit native with the purpose of bringing together folks from rust-belt cities, cities that are all struggling with similar post-industrial revolution problems. I’ve attended… Read the rest
Can Zombies Save Pittsburgh? With your help yes! (If you are just looking for details on the Zombie Halloween Party scroll to the bottom of the page – keep reading for details on how and why I think you should check out the party).
For the past few holiday seasons, IheartPGH has joined with other bloggers to help a Pittsburgh non-profit – Community Human Services (CHS) – make sure that some of the less fortunate Pittsburghers have some holiday gifts. I was happy to support this project and over the past few years I have learned a lot more about… Read the rest