Pittsburgh Earth Day is a nonprofit organization 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 honors the collaboration of businesses, community organizations and green purveyors that are changing the landscape of our region. Thank you to everyone who will be joining us at the 2021 celebration.

The Green Voice

As the official voice of Pittsburgh Earth Day, The Green Voice is a blog and weekly newsletter offering stories of green innovation, advice on how to live more sustainably, and information on events and festivals happening in your community (virtual and in-person). 

 

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Go Green at Market Square

World Environment Day Weekend Lineup
June 4th & 5th for a FREE Outdoor Concert

Two days to inspire, celebrate, educate and entertain the entire Pittsburgh community!

 

Go Green at Market Square is a free, two-day community celebration filled with fun, educational, and inspirational activities and events for all ages. The Square becomes a hub for music and eco-friendly activity booths. Live music fills the air as local businesses share their sustainability stories. An educational area includes an alternative and electric transportation corner and a green wellness area, plus ways to interact with and learn more about local, green businesses.

Note: In light of continuing Covid concerns, events have been moved from their traditional April 22 date, to June 4-5 as part of #WorldEnvironmentalWeek.

View full event details here.

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Friday, June 4th

 

Noon: Tres Lads

1PM: Nina Sainato

2PM: DJ Jess

3PM: Pastor Deryck Tines and the Lemington Gospel Choir

4PM: Scott Blasey

5PM: Jeff Jimerson

6PM: Bindley Hardware Company

Saturday, June 5

 

Noon: Royal Haunts

1PM: Pablito Uri

2PM: The Wurms

3PM: Elias Khouri

4PM: Zoob

5PM: The Nox Boys

6PM: Clinton Clegg Trio

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Sustainable Business Breakfast

Fri. Jun 4, 2021 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
It's easy to say we are going to commit to being a sustainable business, but what does it take to put this commitment into action? This year, Pittsburgh's top leaders in corporate and community sustainability will discuss what it takes to implement sustainable practices and how to connect to global sustainability goals. Local business leaders will talk about ways, both large and small, that they are transforming their companies and communities into shining examples of sustainability — and ways in which they hope to improve.
 

 In honor of World Environment Week, Pittsburgh Earth Day sponsored by Duquesne Light will host the Sixth Annual Sustainable Business Breakfastat the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. On Friday, June 4th from 8 AM – 10 AM, event attendees enjoy a continental breakfast while hearing from a panel of local sustainability leaders and experts.

This year’s discussion will be moderated by City of Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer, Grant Ervin and Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference, Bill Flanagan. Topics will range from both large and small, how these leaders are transforming their companies and communities into shining examples of sustainability — and ways in which they hope to improve. This year’s panelists include Elizabeth Cook, General Manager, Advanced Grid Solutions, Duquesne Light Company; Justine Russo, Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence, PITT OHIO; Greg Winks co-founder of Solbridge Energy Advisors; Dr. Robert Sroufe, Duquesne University, MBA-Sustainable Business Practices and Paulmbo-Donahue Graduate School of Business, and more. 

Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reservations are required, and space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.Interested attendees are asked to visit here to reserve their seat. The media does not need to reserve a ticket. Please send media inquiries directly to the press contacts.

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Ecolution Fashion Show

Wed. Sep 29, 2021 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Pittsburgh Earth Day will kick off at the Ecolution Fashion Show at the Carnegie Museum of Art! Curated by Richard Parsakian and styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Fashion Week. VIP Guests will enjoy live entertainment, signature Finlandia cocktails, and plant-forward hors d'oeuvres. View the full menu here
 
This year’s Ecolution Fashion Show themed, “Earth Matters” will be emceed by the Green Voice's Natalie Bencivenga. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the main event will feature a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers set against local music performances.
 
Hair and make-up provided by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar with Docherty Model & Talent Agency gracing the runway. “This must-see fashion show is an eclectic mix of Pittsburgh artists working together to continue the awareness and practice of sustainability. Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar is pleased to be a part of this important annual event,” says Emilio Cornacchione, one of the principals of Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar.
Ecolution, curated by Richard Parsakian, will showcase over twenty local designers to integrate sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally-savvy ensembles.
 

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“Pittsburgh is a vibrant, shining example of a city investing in and adopting green and sustainable technologies and practices,” said Mayor William Peduto. “We look forward to celebrating our efforts during Pittsburgh Earth Day. But it is even more important that we continually turn an eye towards how we can improve, innovate, grow, and lead the way when it comes to being a city truly invested in transformation and development.”

Bill Peduto

Pittsburgh Mayor
"UPMC Health Plan understands that social and environmental factors have a large impact on the health of the community.

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability by supporting organizations that remove neighborhood blight, increase access to recreational green space, develop community gardens for fresh produce, create affordable, energy-efficient housing options, and more."

UPMC Health Plan