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.

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As the official voice of Pittsburgh Earth Day, The Green Voice offers stories of sustainability, innovation, and green lifestyle tips, along with information on great events happening virtually and in-person.

We tap well-known journalists and sources, like Doug Oster, Natalie Bencivenga, Mia Bencivenga, Andrea Bosco Stehle, Dan Gigler, Lisa Cunningham and Liz Fetchin. They provide regular takes on sustainable stories in gardening, fashion, home, health, tech, and food.

With 20,000 subscribers (and growing), The Green Voice has become a much-anticipated and respected source of information and inspiration. Get it in your inbox every month!

The Dirt Podcast

Welcome to "The Dirt," your go-to source for insightful discussions on sustainable and green initiatives shaping our world.

Hosted by Grant Ervin, Vice President of External Affairs and Sustainability at S&B USA, our monthly podcast goes beyond the surface to explore a wide spectrum of topics. From sustainability in business and fashion to retail, education, entertainment, development, construction, and sustainable transportation, "The Dirt" brings you thought-provoking conversations with industry leaders and experts. We believe in amplifying diverse voices to inspire positive change and highlight the remarkable efforts driving us toward a greener future. Tune in each month to stay informed, engaged, and motivated to make a difference in the world of sustainability.

2024 EVENT LINEUP

Presented by Duquesne Light Company

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Pittsburgh Earth Day Wild Earth Festival

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING

Event held on Saturday, April 20 @ 10 AM - 4 PM | Presented by Pittsburgh Earth Day, the Green Voice, and the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

With live music, live art, and fun educational programming designed for the whole family, the Wild Earth Day Music, Art, and Culture Festival truly kicked off the Earth Day spirits at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium!

Musical acts and performances included DJ SMI with Artist Kevin Wenner, the MIA Z. Band, Good Karma Band, and Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors Band.

Thank you for an amazing Wild Earth Day Music, Art, and Culture Festival! We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events, listed below.

Sustainable Business Breakfast
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The Green Voice and Pittsburgh Earth Day Present

Sustainable Business Breakfast and Networking

Monday, April 22 @ 8 AM - 10 AM | The Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Moderator Grant Ervin, Vice President of External Affairs and Sustainability at S&B USA, and distinguished panelists Mamadou Baldé (CBRE & Visit Pittsburgh), Nicholas Bonarrigo (Carmeuse Americas), Olivia Cochran (#1 Cochran), Derek Dauphin  (Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT)), Joe Dowd, (Koppers),  Samantha Hartzman (Duquesne Light Company, Martin Jarzebowski, CFA (Federated Hermes) Ben Johnson (WESCO International) Rebecca L. Lucore (Covestro LLC North America), Lora Phillips (PNC Bank), Justine Russo (PITT OHIO), Anna J. Siefken (U.S. Department of Energy), Katie Spear (S&B USA), and Holly Vogt (UPMC Center for Sustainability) hosted a discussion on doing green business as better business.

View the event recap, read full panelist bios and learn more about the Sustainable Business Breakfast here.

PDP Night Market Goes Green with Pittsburgh Earth Day

Pittsburgh Earth Day and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Present

PDP Night Market Goes Green

Friday, April 26 @ 5 PM - 10 PM | Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pittsburgh Earth Day and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership hosted our annual market in Market Square, this year after dark! The Square became an after-hours hub for music and eco-friendly activity booths. Guests enjoyed interactive activities hosted by some of Pittsburgh's most sustainable brands. Featuring live music from Byron Nash & Jacquea Mae and Orange Music.

Vendors included EmTree Bath and Body, Compostable Artifacts, Clementina, KizzleFoods, Calla's Chocolate Moonshine, CandyWrap Island, Winter Pickle Press, Authentically African, Costa Ricart, MW Walker Photography, Lucky Sign Spirits, J Charles W Woodworking, weirdlittleearrings, MP Pinecone Designs, AZ Home Details LLC, Happy Plant Botanicals, Garden of Ethan, Wild Rosemary, Steel City Spore, Ethical Hope, Piebird, As You Are Botanicals, Pixie Princess Design, The Hidden Loft, The Refillery + Today's Organic Market, and Pita My Shawarma.

PNC Brunch and Learn

Tuesday, June 4 @ 10 AM - NOON | The Tower at PNC Plaza, James E. Rohr Auditorium

How can we finance a sustainable future together?

Moderator Grant Ervin, Vice President of External Affairs and Sustainability at S&B USA, hosted a panel discussion with distinguished guests to address this question. Panelists included:

  • Laura Ainsman Sohinki, Senior Director, Government Affairs for the Allegheny Conference
  • Emily DeMasi, EOS, North American Engagement, Federated Hermes
  • Mike Evans, Partner, K&L Gates (Washington D.C. Office)
  • Tony Misiti, Managing Director, PNC Public Finance Capital Markets
  • Kumar Nandan, Vice President, Global Tax at PPG Industries
  • Brittany Prischak, Director of the Department of Sustainability for Allegheny County
  • Graham Richard, Managing Partner Graham Richard Associates, Co-Founder Orchard Collaborative
  • Costa Samaras, Director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Todd Yoder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer at S&B USA

Brunch provided by Braddock’s Rebellion at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. 

Model at the Ecolution Fashion Gala
Model at the Ecolution Fashion Gala

Pittsburgh Earth Day Presents

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6 - 10 PM | Carnegie Museum, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

A one-of-a-kind sustainable fashion gala that challenges designers and local artists to craft breathtaking couture from recycled and reused materials. The Ecolution Fashion Gala will now be curated by the incredible Brian David, styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, and produced by The Green Voice Collective.

Richard Parsakian will be honored as the Model Citizen 2024 Recipient and Pearlann Porter will be showcasing a signature dance performance. The highly anticipated 9th Annual Ecolution Fashion Gala will be held at the Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture and Carnegie Museum Music Hall.

Each year, the Ecolution Fashion Gala showcases incredible artists from a wide range of mediums. If you've attended this gala in the past, you're sure to see something new this year as our artists continue to challenge themselves to create truly sustainable pieces.

View the full list of designers and read artist bios here.

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Career Fair

Pittsburgh Earth Day Presents

Green Force Career and Work Force Development Fair

Date TBD | Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Attention high school and college students in the greater Pittsburgh area! We will be launching our first ever career and work force development fair in 2024. Connect with leading employers, tap into early career development resources, and kick-start your future in sustainability!

Stay tuned for ticket information and additional details!

Pittsburgh Earth Day and The Green Voice Collective are proud to partner with #1 Cochran as our Official Electric Vehicle (EV) Partner for 2024.

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PITTSBURGH EARTH DAY IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:

Pittsburgh Earth Day 2024 Sponsors
"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

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