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 2022 celebration.
Explore our 7th Annual Event Line Up Below!
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As the official voice of Pittsburgh Earth Day, The Green Voice is a blog and bi-monthly 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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We have developed a monthly podcast that highlights sustainable, green initiatives across a broad spectrum. Hosted by a respected voice in sustainability, the podcast showcases diverse voices and delves deeper into topics including sustainability in business, fashion, retail, education, entertainment, development, and more.
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Friday, April 29, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Fairmont Hotel
In honor of Arbor Day, Pittsburgh Earth Day hosted the Seventh Annual Sustainable Business Breakfast Presented by Evoqua at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. On Friday, April 29th from 8 AM – 10 AM, event attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast while hearing from a panel of local sustainability leaders and experts.
Moderated by S & B USA Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation, Grant Ervin, the panel discussion covered topics that ranged from both large and small, covering why ESG is so important, how a business is determining Key indicators, how Good Environmental Governess Leads to Good Business, and more. In celebration of Arbor Day, introductory remarks were provided by Executive Director of Tree Pittsburgh, Danielle Crumrine.
This year’s panelists included David Huffaker, Port Authority, Christine Waller, Duquesne Light, Taki Darakos, PITT OHIO, Julia Saintz, Evoqua, Dana Fischer, Mitsubishi Electric, Ray Prushnok, UPMC Health Plan, Nisha Blackwell, Knotzland Bowties, Joe Dowd, Koppers, Chris Gassman, University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business, and Dan Donovan, Giant Eagle, Inc.
Our Featured Event Artist was Brad Bianchi. Brad is a reuse artist and furniture maker. Since childhood, Brad has been collecting objects found throughout Pittsburgh’s urban streams, wooded hillsides, and city streets. Brad's work can be found in many spots around the city and has been on display at Pittsburgh Winery since its inception. Larry Richert & Kevin Battle from the KDKA Radio Morning Show will broadcasted live from the event.
It's easy for a business to say they are going to commit to sustainable practices, but what does it take to put this commitment into action?
Friday, April 22, 2022 | 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
A day to inspire, celebrate, educate and entertain the entire Pittsburgh community!
Go Green at Market Square is a FREE annual community celebration filled with fun, educational, and inspirational activities and events for all ages.
This year, the Square became a hub for music and eco-friendly activity booths. Live music filled the air as local businesses shared their sustainability stories. An educational area included an alternative and electric transportation corner and a green wellness area, plus ways to interact with and learn more about local, green businesses. Proudly Presented by Duquesne Light, Evoqua, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Port Authority, Mitsubishi Electric, Dollar Bank, Alcosan, Carmeuse Americas, Giant Eagle, and Levin Furniture.
Go Green at Market Square featured Pittsburgh's best music! Bindley Hardware Co., Evan Dean Band, Wave Trails, Elias Khouri Band, Starling My Darling, Clinton Clegg Trio, and Kelsey Friday and the Weekenders will turn Market Square, Pittsburgh into a celebration of sustainability, alongside eco-friendly vendors, activities, and more! View the full calendar from this year's celebration here.
Non-profits in attendance included BikePGH, 412 Food Rescue, Women for a Healthy Environment, Breathe Project, Natural Awakenings, Tree Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC), who will be sharing an electric car and charging station showcase!
Time and again, we are watching the youth of our country lead the way. This couldn’t be more true than when it comes to climate action. Pittsburgh Earth Day wants to support the youth of our city and provide opportunities for them to become lifelong leaders in environmental issues.
April 13, 2022
Doors opened at 7:00pm | Main event 8:00pm - 10:00pm
4 prizes were awarded to the most creative Ecolution runway couture fashions, courtesy of Lab-Grown Diamonds by Caesar’s Designs Fine Jewelry Creations