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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The Green Voice

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). 

Initially designed to support the activities and events of Pittsburgh Earth Day, The Green Voice quickly evolved into a bi-monthly e-newsletter filled with new, original content. We tap well-known journalists and sources, including Doug Oster, Natalie Bencivenga, Rosa Colluci, Lynn Banazack, Mia Bencivenga, and others. They provide regular takes on sustainable stories in gardening, fashion, home, health, tech, and food. With 15,000 subscribers (and growing), The Green Voice has become a much-anticipated and respected source of information and inspiration.

Click below to get stories from The Green Voice delivered to your inbox every week.

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The Dirt Podcast (Monthly)

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.

Did you know, 50% of the US population has listened to a podcast?

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Sustainable Business Breakfast

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 ElectricRay Prushnok, UPMC Health PlanNisha Blackwell, Knotzland BowtiesJoe 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.

Proudly Presented by Duquesne LightEvoquaUPMC Health Plan, and Pitt Ohio.

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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?

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Go Green at Market Square

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 RescueWomen 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.

#pittsburghearthday #earthdayeveryday #partofearthmonth

Man painting at the Go Green in Market Square event

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Ecolution Fashion Gala

 

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

Because “Earth Matters Now!” We celebrated sustainability ahead of Earth Day 2022 at the exquisite, one-of-a-kind Ecolution Fashion Gala!
 
Pittsburgh Earth Day hosted the Ecolution Fashion Gala in the Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer from 8-10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Curated by Richard Parsakian and styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar. Presented by Duquesne Light, Evoqua, UPMC Health Plan, and Pitt Ohio.
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This year’s Ecolution Fashion Gala titled, “Earth Matters Now: For The World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now” was co-emceed by the Green Voice's Natalie Bencivenga and Brian Siewiorek and hosted by Elista from Star 100.7! The Ecolution Artist Showcase featured artist Randie Snow who showcased her stunning art pieces including the "Dance Unveiled" and the "Dance Trussed."
 
Ecolution, curated by Richard Parsakian invited designers and artists to elevate this year's theme by creating wearable fashion through the use of sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally savvy ensembles that address the environmental issues facing our planet. This year’s designers included - Knotzland x Temper & Grit, Kat Belskey, Cheryl Capazzuti, Brian David, Carley Furlow, Leesa Kassler, Vicki Kerestes, Gregory Labon, KING RELD, Mad Recital, Pangea, Randal Miller, Lana Neumeyer, Suz Pisano, Paul Schifino, Randi Stewart and Jamie Miller, CT Steele, Y=f(X) at Sergery Design Studio and Pearlann Porter.
 
The main event featured a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers set against local music performances. Guests celebrated with plant-forward hors d'eoeuvres and a signature cocktail featuring Finlandia Vodka created by lifestyle blogger and founder of the Co Le Journal, Coraliz Leilani and enjoyed a special VIP reception held in the Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture from 6-7:30 p.m. 
Performances by local artists, included slowdanger, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, DJ Soy Sos, and Miss Thea Trix. The entertainment continued with a special appearance by Brazilian chanteuse Lily Abreu who performed live in the VIP lounge. The Ecolution Fashion Gala showcased 22 local designers to integrate sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally savvy ensembles. The most challenging times can bring about the most creative moments, and the designers had quite the post-COVID show in store for you!
 
Hair and make-up provided by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar with Models (from 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.
 

Learn more about the Ecolution Fashion Gala here.

 

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"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."

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