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 2023 celebration.
Explore the Line-Up for our 9th Annual Event Below !
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The Green Voice
As the official voice of Pittsburgh Earth Day, The Green Voice is a blog and 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, 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 15,000 subscribers (and growing), The Green Voice has become a much-anticipated and respected source of information and inspiration.
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Part of The Green Voice Speaker Series
Sustainable Business Breakfast
Friday, April 21, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Fairmont Hotel
ReThink: How You Think About the Future
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?
Pittsburgh Earth Day is proud to host the 9th annual Sustainable Business Breakfast, themed Rethink: How You Think About the Future, at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel on Friday, April 21st from 8 AM – 10 AM, as part of The Green Voice Speaker Series. Event attendees will enjoy a continental breakfast while hearing from a panel of local sustainability leaders and experts.
DISTINGUISHED PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Nicholas Bonarrigo, Carmeuse Americas, Vice President, Legal & Environmental & General Counsel
Rebecca L. Lucore, Covestro, Sustainability and Public Affairs North America
Tishekia Williams, Duquesne Light, Managing Director of External Affairs and Regulatory Law
Leslie Hyde, Koppers, Chief Sustainability Officer
Dave Hazel, Mitsubishi Electric Trane US, LLC, Senior Manager Performance Construction
Michael Barnard, Oxford, Vice President of Development
Richard Piacentini, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, President and CEO
Justine Russo, Pitt Ohio, Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence
Ray Prushnok, UPMC Health Plan, Executive Director, UPMC Center for Social Impact
Ben Johnson, Wesco International, Counsel, Corporate and Commercial Responsibilities
The panel discussion, moderated by S & B USA Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation, Grant Ervin, will cover topics that range from both large and small, like the shift to a circular economy, the future of sustainability, and the responsibility of businesses in the fight against climate change. This year's theme, ReThink: How You Think About The Future, will explore questions like, how is your company adapting to new decisions for a more sustainable outcome, how is your company using circularity and material management to achieve sustainability, and what are the myths about a sustainable future?
Tickets are free, but space is limited.
Reservations are required, and space will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The media does not need to reserve a ticket.
Proudly Presented by Duquesne Light Company, Wesco, UPCM Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Carmeuse, PNC Bank, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Covestro, Koppers, Giant Eagle, Dollar Bank, BNY Mellon, Alcosan, Oxford Development, Sargent Electric, eLoop, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business, and more!
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.
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Saturday, April 22, 2023 | The Hill, The Square, The Diamond
A day to inspire, celebrate, educate and entertain the entire Pittsburgh community!
Join us throughout Pittsburgh for the Tailgate Tour, a series of great events, including:
Proudly Presented by Duquesne Light, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Mitsubishi Electric, Carmeuse, Covestro, Dollar Bank, Diehl Auto, Alcosan, Levin Furniture, Hilton Garden Inn, Penn Future, the Energy Innovation Center, the Pittsburgh Pirates, WAMO 107.3, Star 100.7, the E.A.T. Initiative, and Eminent Hospitality Group.
Energy Innovation Center 'Powered Up'
Saturday, April 22, 2023
The tailgate tour kicks off with the Energy Innovation Center's Powered Up!
Guests can enjoy Global Tastings by Chef Claudy Pierre, including tailgate favorites like smoked brisket and barbeque chicken sliders, all powered by an F150 truck! Duquesne Light will also be showcasing their educational workshop, “Power Means Savings." On-site sponsors include Audacy’s WAMO 107.3 and Star 100.7, the E.A.T. Initiative, and Eminent Hospitality Group.
Attendees are also encouraged to take the ‘Power It Up Pledge’ to join the movement towards cleaner energy for all. You’ve got the power - join the charge!
PART OF THE TAILGATE TOUR PRESENTED BY THE GREEN VOICE
The Music, Art, and Culture Festival is a free annual 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 will include an alternative and electric transportation corner and a green wellness area, plus ways to interact with and learn more about local, green businesses.
Attendees can enjoy performances by local artists like Bella, Carla, Soulful Femme, Kevin “The Nerve” Wenner, NASH.V.ILL, Creatives Drink, Arie Cole, Erik Greenawalt aka "The Chalking Dad," and a Surprise Special Guest Band.
Proudly Presented by Duquesne Light, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, and more.
Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability
Saturday, April 22, 2023 | Game Starts 6:35 PM
The Tailgate Tour wraps up with the Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability.
Join the Pirates at the iconic PNC Park as they face the Cincinnati Reds.
Part of the Green Voice Collective Speaker Series
PNC Lunch & Learn
Monday, June 5, 2023 @ 12 PM | “Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy”
James E. Rohr Auditorium, The Tower at PNC Plaza | 300 Fifth Avenue
In Celebration of World Environment Day, the PNC Lunch & Learn aims to address questions surrounding the transition to a low-carbon economy for large and small businesses alike. This event is free for all, and we ask that you please RSVP in advance. Lunch courtesy of The Capital Grille.
Doors open @ 11:30 AM and the event runs from 12 - 2 PM at the James E. Rohr Auditorium in The Tower at PNC Plaza. Moderated by S & B USA Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation, Grant Ervin. Distinguished panelists include Anna J. Siefken, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions, Mona E. Dajani, Partner in the Project Development & Finance, Global Head of Renewables, Global Head of Energy & Infrastructure (Projects), and Head of the Hydrogen and Ammonia Practice (Americas), Shearman & Sterling, and Kristi Ziegler Eberhardt, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance at PNC.
All attendees must show photo ID to be granted entry.
Proudly presented by PNC and sponsored by Duquesne Light Company, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Carmeuse, Covestro, Oxford Development, Giant Eagle, Alcosan, Mitsubishi Electric, S&B USA Construction, and the Capital Grille.
Ecolution Fashion Gala
June 7th, 2023 | Themed “The Unseen World”
VIP 6:00 PM | Doors open 7:00pm | Main event 8:00pm - 10:00pm | 21+
A one-of-a-kind sustainable fashion gala, curated by Richard Parsakian, styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, and produced by The Green Voice Collective. Presented by Duquesne Light, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, and Pitt Ohio.
The 9th Annual Ecolution Fashion Gala will be held at the Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture and Carnegie Museum Music Hall.
This breathtaking eco-fashion show and sustainability gala will feature models from Docherty Model and Talent Agency gracing the runway, donning hand-crafted fashion designs that local artists design and create utilizing reused and recycled materials. Music by DJ Soy Sos and a special dance performance choreographed by American icon, Kyle Abraham. Special performances by Kierra Drashell, The First Lady of Pittsburgh Drag, and artist Claire Hardy, who strives to bring a traditionally modern feel to her art using vibrant color and texture in decidedly familiar compositions. MCs include the Green Voice's Natalie Bencivenga and Brian Siewiorek. Graphic Design and Event Production by The Green Voice Collective.
Ecolution invites designers and artists to create couture fashion through the use of sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials. These stellar environmentally savvy ensembles address the environmental issues facing our planet. Designers include: Christine Bethea, Terry Boyd, Claudia Brownlee, Brian David, Virginia Nicoll-Hernandez, James Houk, Glendon Hyde, Anika Ignozzi, Darrell Kinsel, Michael Nolan Kouri, Mila Muchnok, Mossy Lane, Randal Miller, Bradford Mumpower, Lana Neumeyer, Karen Page, Suz Pisano, Pearlann Porter, Charlotte Reichman, Rell Rushin, and Brandy Wank. Later in the evening, Leah Lizarondo, Founder of Food Rescue Hero®, transformative technology that turns food rescues into movements, will be awarded the inaugural Model Citizen award.
Attendees can choose from VIP, General Admission Plus, and General Admission tickets.
Proudly sponsored by: Duquesne Light, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Mitsubishi Electric, Carmeuse, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Covestro, Diehl Automotive, S&B USA Construction, The Skin Center, Caesar’s Designs, Carnegie Museums, Eons, Izzazu, Finlandia Vodka, Docherty, Oakland Business Improvement District, Hilton Garden Inn, Ditto, Audacy, Pittsburgh Magazine, and the City of Pittsburgh.
Host Venue Sponsor: Carnegie Museum