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Pittsburgh Paints the Town Green in Celebration of Pittsburgh Earth Day – A Celebration of Sustainability

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, February 16, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA)— Pittsburgh will be painted green on Wednesday April 22, 2015 during a citywide celebration of Pittsburgh Earth Day. Mellon Square Park, Schenley Plaza, Market Square and the Fairmont Hotel will host exciting events showcasing local artists, musicians and the city’s leaders in green projects and programs as well as there will be community events happening throughout the city to highlight the accomplishments from Steel to Sustainable.

Pittsburgh’s story of transformation from an industrial to ‘green’ city gives the region much to celebrate. In the eyes of local, regional, and national admirers, Pittsburgh has become a hub for green innovations, sustainable design, LEED-certified buildings, and vibrant economy. Pittsburgh touts the first green college residence hall, the world’s first and largest gold LEED®-certified convention center, and future home to the world’s greenest skyscraper.

Pittsburgh Earth Day is made possible by sponsors including Pitt Ohio, EverPower, Port Authority, Millcraft Investments, Tower Two-Sixty at The Gardens, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Zipcar, Uber, Levin Furniture, Tudi Mechanical Systems, eyetique, Izzazu, Green Mountain Energy, Giant Eagle Market District and VisitPittsburgh along with many community partners. “Pittsburgh Earth Day’s goal is to bring together the community to showcase the progression of our city as leader in green innovation. Local organizations and companies get involved by adding their Earth Day events to the newly launched website, PittsburghEarthDay.org,” says Ronda Zegarelli, President of Acrobatique Creative, branding partner for Pittsburgh Earth Day.

unnamed-1Many of the citywide festivities will take place at Mellon Square Park (11AM-7PM) featuring a food truck festival, pop up organic market, local music including a live performance by Chris Jamison of NBC’s The Voice at 6PM. Schenley Plaza (11AM-6PM) will host an afternoon of free fitness classes, artist market and family friendly activities. Market Square EverPower Earth Day Celebration (11AM-8PM) will host a lunchtime concert with The Clarks and the Fairmont Hotel (7PM-9PM) will be home to an eco-fashion show and sustainability soiree. Other parks and venues throughout the city will also be contributing to this citywide celebration including a Gateway Clipper Fleet cruise, and Organic Happy Hour at Spa Jema and more. Pittsburgh restaurants will also be hosting special Earth Day menus in honor of celebrating a sustainable Pittsburgh.

ABOUT PITTSBURGH EARTH DAY:

Pittsburgh Earth Day is a citywide celebration dedicated to educating, inspiring, and celebrating sustainability in the region. Honoring the transformation from Pittsburgh’s Steel City past to a thriving home for green innovation, LEED certified development, farm to table initiatives and environmentally-friendly events, Pittsburgh Earth Day celebrates the collaboration of businesses, community organizations and green purveyors that are changing the landscape of our region. Admission to all Pittsburgh Earth Day events are FREE and open to the public. Find more information by visiting pittsburghearthday.org or by emailing pittsburghearthday@gmail.com.

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