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 18th through Saturday, April 21st, 2017.
Wednesday, April 18
Dirt to Dish at Lidia’s Pittsburgh
6:00 PM -9:00 PM
Pittsburgh Earth Day and Lidia’s Pittsburgh are excited to present ‘Dirt to Dish’, a prix fixe dining event centered around sustainability and zero waste. In cooperation with Sustainable Pittsburgh, this dinner will be a fundraiser for 412 Food Rescue with a portion of all proceeds being donated. Representatives from both organizations will be presenting to raise a discussion about sustainability in Pittsburgh.
$55 per person
$100 with wine pairings
(prices include donation to 412 Food Rescue)
Reserve your spot by calling Lidia’s Pittsburgh at 412- 552-0150.
What is 412 Food Rescue?
412 Food Rescue was founded as a direct response to the fact that nearly half – 40% – off all the food produced is wasted while 1 in 7 are afflicted by hunger. To further complicate this issue food waste is the single largest component in landfills and one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions.
412 Food Rescue recognized this problem as an opportunity that can be approached with an innovative logistical solution that pairs technology with civic engagement. 412 Food Rescue partners with food retailers and redirects surplus food to nonprofits that serve those in poverty. Food is delivered by a network of volunteers activated via a mobile app.
In three short years, 412 Food Rescue has emerged to be one of the fastest-growing food recovery organizations in the United States. To date, the agency has recovered over 3 million pounds of food from approximately 430 food retailers in and around Allegheny County. This represents 2.5 million meals and a retail value of nearly $7.5 million. Much of this has been accomplished through the development, launch and utilization of an innovative technology platform – the Food Rescue Hero mobile app. The app launched in late 2016 and has been downloaded by more than 3,000 users. It has enabled a corps of 1,100 active volunteers to deliver recovered food to roughly 475 nonprofit partners ensuring that it gets to the people who need it the most.
Thursday, April 19
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.
To purchase General Admission ($25.00) or VIP ($60.00) tickets, please visit: www.showclix.com/event/ped_ecolution