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 Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd, 2017. Keep posted for more details coming soon for events taking place at Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh, Market Square, Coterie Pittsburgh (Frick Building Penthouse), the Tower at PNC Plaza, and David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 

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Thursday, April 20

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Ecolution Fashion Show

6:00 PM -10:00 PM

On Thursday, April 20th, 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 “Planets – Preserving the Wonders of the Universe” theme promises nothing less than a stellar experience. VIP Guests will enjoy a complimentary featured signature Pittsburgh Earth Day cocktail featuring Boyd & Blair Vodka mixed with 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 Soy Sos and a special performance by STAYCEE PEARL dance project.

Participating Designers:

Karen Page & Thomas Higgs
Faith-n-Khaos
Bradford Mumpower
Terry Boyd
Michael Anthony
David Pohl
Carol Luckner
Brandon Darreff
Lessa Kassler
Beth Shari
Keith Kelly
Lana Neumeyer
RubyDawn Designs
Katy DeMENT
Kat Belskey
Alana Yoffee
Becki Liu
Domitille Angoulvant

To purchase General Admission ($25.00) or VIP ($60.00) tickets, please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/earth-day-ecolution-fashion-show 

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Friday, April 21

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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.

Featured Panelists Include: 

Moderator: Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer & Sustainability Manager, Office of Mayor Bill Peduto
Scott Lammie, SVP & CFO, UPMC Insurance Services Division
Barry Kukovich, Director of Communications & Community Affairs, Media Relations, Peoples Gas
Timothy Prevost, Manager of Wet Weather Programs, ALCOSAN
Dr. Peter Walker, Dean of Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University
Larry Schweiger, President & CEO, PennFuture
Jim Fields, COO, Pitt Ohio
Marc Mondor, AIA, Leed Fellow, USBGC Faculty, evolveEA
Anna J. Siefken, LEED AP BD+C Associate Director for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation | Carnegie Mellon University
Richard V. Piacentini, Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Sarah Yeager, Resilience Strategist, Office of Mayor Bill Peduto

The 2017 Sustainability Business Breakfast will take place at the at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh and will feature a panel of innovators discussing the current climate of green industries in Pittsburgh.  Ven. Rev. Patrick McCollum will wrap up the event. 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: https://www.showclix.com/event/pgh-earth-day-business-breakfast

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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 full list of events happening throughout the day!

Performance Line-Up:

11AM-Noon: Pioneer Recording Artist Hannah Jenkins
Noon-1PM: Loren
1PM-2PM: Rachel B
2PM-3PM: Joel Lindsey
3PM-4PM: Nina Sainato
4PM-5PM: Two Tall Twins

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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Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar Powered Food Truck Festival 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh will flourish with activities from 11AM-2PM including the Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar Powered Food Truck Festival located on Fourth Avenue adjacent to Market Square and PPG. Electricity for food trucks will run on solar power – a renewable and sustainable source! Participating food truck vendors include BRGR, Bull Dawgs, Evil Swine BBQ, Franktuary, Hott Dawgs, Kona Ice Pittsburgh, Mac and Gold, Mobile Chef, Nakama, North Park Lounge, Oh My Grill, PGH Crepes, PGH Halal Food, Pgh Po’boy, The Sandwich Truck, South Side BBQ Company, Sticklers Pop Stop Ice Pop Company, Sugar and Spice, Wings & Things, Wood Fired Flatbreads LLC, and The Wok of Life. Mobile fashion trucks Magnolia on Main, The Vintage Valet, and Style Truck will also be joining us!

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PNC Sustainable Lunch + Learn

Noon – 2:00 PM

On Friday, April 21st from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, the Sustainability Luncheon will take place at The Tower At PNC Plaza in The James E. Rohr Auditorium.

The luncheon will allow sustainable leaders to share their thoughts, expertise, and ideas on how to maintain the “wellness” aspect of sustainability. The event will include appetizers courtesy of The Capital Grille and beverages courtesy of Blume Honey Water. Curt Ellis, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of FoodCorps and a leading voice in the movement to rethink the way we farm and eat in America, stars as the event’s featured key note speaker.

Featured Panelists Include: 

Leah Lizarondo | 412 Food Rescue
Erin Hart | Farm to Table
Jake Seltman | Grow Pittsburgh

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/pgh-earth-day-sustainable-lunch-learn

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Saturday, April 22

Saturday, April 22nd is the official day for Earth Day celebrations worldwide.

Photo by Cody Baker

Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar Powered Food Truck Festival 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh will flourish with activities from 11AM-2PM including the Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar Powered Food Truck Festival located on Fourth Avenue adjacent to Market Square and PPG. Electricity for food trucks will run on solar power – a renewable and sustainable source! Participating food truck vendors include BRGR, Bull Dawgs, Evil Swine BBQ, Franktuary, Hott Dawgs, Kona Ice Pittsburgh, Mac and Gold, Mobile Chef, Nakama, North Park Lounge, Oh My Grill, PGH Crepes, PGH Halal Food, Pgh Po’boy, The Sandwich Truck, South Side BBQ Company, Sticklers Pop Stop Ice Pop Company, Sugar and Spice, Wings & Things, Wood Fired Flatbreads LLC, and The Wok of Life. Mobile fashion trucks Magnolia on Main, The Vintage Valet and Style Truck will also be joining us!

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Photo by Cody Baker

Paint the Square Green

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pittsburgh Earth Day will Paint the Square Green on April 22nd! 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. Get to the Square early for the 10:30AM kickoff with Ven. Rev. Patrick McCollum as he invites Earth Day attendees to participate in a Peace Flash Mob featuring World Peace Violin!

Performance Line-Up:

11A-Noon: Pioneer Recording Artist Chase & The Barons
Noon-1PM: Melinda Colaizzi
1PM-2PM: NOX BOYS
2PM-3PM: Beauty Slap
3PM-4PM: Cello Fury
4PM-5PM: Grandad Childs

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

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La Vie en Vert

(“The Green Life”)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This special Earth to Table dinner celebration will commemorate the annual three-day sustainable festival. The event will take place at Coterie Company, Pittsburgh’s newest female forward coworking space located in the Frick building Penthouse.

From 7PM to 9PM, general admission guests are invited to enjoy musical stylings by DJ Jess and featured signature Pittsburgh Earth Day cocktails featuring Boyd & Blair Vodka mixed with Blume Honey Water, a locally produced 100% bee-friendly, artisanal water beverage. Guests will also enjoy a Parisian Pop Up Boutique with Michelle Montana of Basil, a local & vintage “curated closet” and may peruse the beautiful artwork of local artist Claire Hardy.

VIP attendees will enjoy all of the above in addition to an exclusive experience from 6PM to 7PM featuring hypnotic music by Nichole from Cello Fury’s “Steel City Trio” featuring Kara Cornell performing French infused opera, mesmerizing aerial performances by Kelsey Keller of Iron City Aerial high atop the Penthouse of the Frick, an open bar, and elegant dinner offerings by our three distinguished caterers. Decadent truffles will also be provided courtesy of Amanda Wright of A519 Chocolates.

Distinguished caterers include:

Market Street Grocery
– Navarin of Lamb
– Ratatouille
– Duck Fat Fingerling Potatoes
-Clafoutis

Kate Romane from Black Radish Kitchen
– Roasted Cauliflower in Romesco with Arugula and Pignoli 

*A portion of ticket sales to this soiree will be donated to Sustainable Pittsburgh and 412 Food Rescue.*

To purchase General Admission ($42.00) or VIP ($75.00) tickets, please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/pgh-earth-day-la-vie-en-vert