Events 2018-04-16T12:18:51+00:00

Pittsburgh Earth Day is a citywide celebration of sustainability providing engaging programming for the region. The following events are produced by the Pittsburgh Earth Day team and will be taking place Wednesday, April 19th through Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

 

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Thursday, April 19

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Ecolution Fashion Show

6:00 PM -10:00 PM

On Thursday, April 19th, Pittsburgh Earth Day will kick off at the Ecolution Fashion Show at the Fairmont Hotel. Curated by Richard Parsakian and styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa, & Serata, this year’s “Forces of Nature” theme promises nothing less than a powerful experience. VIP Guests will enjoy a complimentary featured signature Pittsburgh Earth Day cocktail featuring Blume Honey Water and hors d’oeuvres from 6PM to 7PM. From 7PM to 10PM, the main event will feature a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers with music by DJ Selecta, spoken word by Vanessa German, and special performances by Miss Thea Trix, Weylin Gomez and Texture Contemporary Ballet.

Participating Designers:

KAT BELSKEY
TERRY BOYD
GINA CERCONE
BRANDON DARREFF
KATY DeMENT
JULIANNE D’ERRICO
ELECTRIC CATFISH
MINDY ESHELMAN
TOM HIGGS
ZAIN ISLAM-HA SHMI
JAMI JOHNSON (JJ DESIGNS)
LESSA KASSLER
VICTORIA KERESTES
BRADFORD MUMPOWER
JEN ROCKET STUDIO LLC
Ruby Dawn DESIGNS
KING RELD

To purchase General Admission ($25.00) or VIP ($60.00) tickets, please visit:  www.showclix.com/event/ped_ecolution

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Friday, April 20

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Pittsburgh Earth Day Sustainability Business Breakfast

8:00 AM -10:00 AM

Pittsburgh receives recognition from around the world as a “triumphant success” in green design, smart growth, and innovation. Respected media and institutions praise Pittsburgh as a top city in America to live, work, and play. Our regional businesses have played a vital role in Pittsburgh’s transformation, and there is no shortage of stories to tell about business success through sustainability. Come hear a panel of experts discuss Pittsburgh’s sustainable business community and learn what your organization can do to succeed by going green.

Panelists Include: 

Moderator: Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer & Sustainability Manager, Office of Mayor Bill Peduto
Scott Lammie, SVP & CFO, UPMC Insurance Services Division
Justine Russo,  Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence, Pitt Ohio
Gina Johnson, Sustainable Business Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh
Dr. Peter Walker, Dean of Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University
Katharine Eagan Kellerman, Cheif Executive Officer, Port Authority
Tim Prevost, Manager of Wet Weather Programs, ALCOSAN

The 2018 Sustainability Business Breakfast will take place at the at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh and will feature a panel of innovators discussing the current climate of green industries in Pittsburgh. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reservations are required, and space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

To reserve tickets, please visit: www.showclix.com/event/ped_businessbreakfast

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Paint the Square Green

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pittsburgh Earth Day will Paint the Square Green on April 20th! Market Square will feature a world market with a mix of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, along with organic and educational vendors and live music. Check back soon to view the full list of events happening throughout the day!

2018 Performance Line-Up:

11AM-Noon: The Wurms
Noon-1PM: Tres Lads
1PM-2PM: Night Sky
2PM-3PM: Joel Lindsey
3PM-4PM: Spencer Allan Patrick
4PM-5PM: DJ SMI
5PM-6PM:  Nox Boys

Market Square, located in Downtown Pittsburgh was modernized in the late 2000s has re-established the square as a social and cultural hub featuring numerous restaurants, cafes and retailers along with housing units and offices.

 

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Friday, April 20

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Saturday, April 21

 

Pittsburgh Earth Day Food Truck Festival 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh will flourish with activities from 11AM-2PM including the Pittsburgh Earth Day Food Truck Festival located on Smithfield Street across from the Oliver Building. Participating food truck vendors include BRGR, Evil Swine BBQ, Oh My Grill, PGH Crepes, PGH Halal Food, Sugar and Spice, Burgh Bites, Bull Dawgs, Cool Beans, Pgh Pierogi, Randita’s and The Wok of Life.

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Saturday, April 21

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Paint the Square Green

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pittsburgh Earth Day will Paint the Square Green on April 21st! Market Square will feature a world market with a mix of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, along with organic and educational vendors and live music. Check back soon to view the list of events happening throughout the day.

2018 Performance Line-Up:

11A-Noon: Gabe Reed
Noon-1PM: Nina Sainato
1PM-2PM: Little Good Bad
2PM-3PM: Marc Reisman
3PM-4PM: Byron Nash
4PM-5PM: DJ Selecta

 

Market Square, located in Downtown Pittsburgh was modernized in the late 2000s has re-established the square as a social and cultural hub featuring numerous restaurants, cafes and retailers along with housing units and offices.

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Great Lakes Brewing Sustainable Sips Pub Crawl 

1 :00 PM – 5 PM

Stop by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s tent in Market Square to pick up a Pub Crawl Passport!  To complete this unique crawl, participants must go to each of the seven participating bars listed in the passport between 1PM to 5PM, have a beer there (choose from a multitude of Great Lakes beers!), and get their individual passports stamped by the bar staff as proof.

Once completed, participants will return to the Great Lakes tent and show their stamped passport. For every five (5) completed passports received, Great Lakes will plant a tree!
 
Participating Bars: 
Diamond Market
Wingharts
The Yard
Primanti Bros.
Revel + Roost
Nola on the Square
Cityworks
Harris Grill
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PA RESOURCES COUNCIL APRIL 21 “REUSE FEST” COLLECTING WIDE VARIETY OF MATERIALS – INCLUDING THE KITCHEN SINK 

PRC “green” collection to benefit local nonprofits takes place Earth Day weekend

Clean out the closets, the garage and the basement!  Earth Day weekend the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s seventh annual ReuseFest will offer a one-day collection event for materials destined for reuse by local nonprofits.

The festivities will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Children’s Hospital employee parking lot at 55th & Harrison Streets in Lawrenceville.  Stop by ReuseFest to enjoy a special Earth Day celebration featuring food trucks, pop-up shops, children’s craft projects, giveaways, volunteer sign-up opportunities and much more.  All materials donated during the four-hour event will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region and around the world.

This year’s collection will support Brother’s Brother, Catholic Charities, Construction Junction, Dress for Success, Free Store Wilkinsburg, Free Ride, Global Links, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Humane Animal Rescue, Off the Floor, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and Trash to Thrash.

All local nonprofits will collect materials for FREE including bikes, medical supplies, usable building materials, household and kitchen items, gently used furniture and bedding, art supplies, pet supplies, skateboarding supplies, clothing, business casual shoes/jewelry/purses, vintage items and much, much more. 

“ReuseFest is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day since this one-of-a-kind collection event provides an opportunity to responsibly – and conveniently – donate a variety of unwanted but still usable items to multiple local nonprofits,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale.  “All materials donated at ReuseFest will be reused in some fashion, whether resold, repurposed or given to those in need in our region and around the world.”

New this year:  ReuseFest will accept outdoor equipment and apparel (clothing, packs, tents, etc.) in collaboration with 3 Rivers Outdoor Co.  All outdoor material collected will be resold on consignment at the 3ROC shop with proceeds benefitting PRC.

“During the past six events, PRC has collected and diverted tens of thousands of pounds of materials from local landfills,” said Stockdale.  “Items donated and reused to benefit the local community have included everything from canes, crutches and wheelchairs to cat carriers, light fixtures and literally the kitchen sink.”

Visit www.prc.org/reuse or call 412-773-7156 for a complete list of materials collected.  The seventh annual ReuseFest is presented by the Pennsylvania Resources Council in association with UPMC.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Mary Beth Mueller, PRC, 412-351-7702