Peoples: Natural Gas is a Cleaner Option

Fossil fuel combustion for energy usage emits a large amount of carbon dioxide, which contributes to global climate change. Two widely used fossil fuels are coal and oil, which are costly and dirty. However, natural gas is a fossil fuel that is environmentally friendly alternative to coal and oil. In fact, it is the cleanest [...]

2017-03-15T08:41:18+00:00 March 15th, 2017|news|0 Comments

Levin Furniture: Green Initiatives

At Levin Furniture, they are determined to leave the world a better place than how they found it. Not only were they able to recycle 1,732,945 total pounds in 2016, including most mattresses through partnerships with local charities, but they also have a plethora of sustainable initiatives in place in their stores, distribution centers, and [...]

2017-03-13T09:16:03+00:00 March 13th, 2017|news|0 Comments

PNC: Commitment to Green Building

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, green building is the practice of creating structures that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient from design to demolition. Among other benefits, building to green standards often minimizes land destruction, conserves water, enhances energy efficiency, and reduces waste. The most reputable green buildings receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental [...]

2017-03-10T10:50:52+00:00 March 10th, 2017|news|0 Comments

IKEA: Sustainable Living Your Way Event

  This Earth Day, on Saturday April 22nd from 9:30am-6pm, IKEA will be holding their Sustainable Living your Way event to promote eco-friendly practices in your home! Check out the great events that they have lined up for the day: Furniture Take Back  If you have an unwanted piece of furniture in your house, bring [...]

2017-03-08T13:20:37+00:00 March 8th, 2017|news|0 Comments

Port Authority: Reducing our Carbon Footprint

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. This staggering number is a large contributor to our greenhouse gas emissions. Luckily, public transit services can help reduce congestion on the roads and mitigate our carbon dioxide emissions. Port Authority is Pittsburgh’s public transportation [...]

2017-03-05T15:51:44+00:00 March 5th, 2017|news|0 Comments

A Guide to Recycling

Who, What, When, Where and Why? We have all heard of the Three R’s of the environment: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The last of these, recycling, is the act of converting waste into reusable materials. It is an extremely important activity that we should all practice everyday in our homes and our jobs to reduce [...]

2017-03-03T12:48:48+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|news|0 Comments

Baierl Subaru: Greener Transportation

Baierl Subaru Car dealership is devoted to preserving the environment. We are excited to have them on board as a 2017 Pittsburgh Earth Day sponsor to promote sustainable practices in the car industry! The Subaru Love Promise is a dedication to help our community by partnering with nonprofit organizations in education, health, community, animal organizations, [...]

2017-03-03T12:48:48+00:00 February 28th, 2017|news|0 Comments

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment: Greener Learning

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University was created in June 2009 to honor the legacy of alumna and environmentalist Rachel Carson. The school focuses on research and problem solving and provides an interdisciplinary education to prepare their students to solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability. The school offers six [...]

2017-03-03T12:48:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|news|0 Comments

Save the Bees!

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live” For many people, bees are nuisances that are to be avoided at all costs. But bee populations have been declining rapidly over the past few decades. Earlier last week, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a [...]

2017-03-03T12:48:49+00:00 February 20th, 2017|news|0 Comments

The Yards at 3 Crossings: Sustainable Living

The Yards at 3 Crossings is one of the most innovative and sustainable apartment residences in Pittsburgh. Located in the Historic Strip District, The Yards offer a wide range of services including a 24-hour concierge service, fitness center, club room, salt water pool & hot tub, dog park, riverfront trail, communal herb garden and so [...]

2017-03-03T12:48:49+00:00 February 16th, 2017|news|0 Comments