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.


Ecolution Fashion Show

part of Pittsburgh Fashion Week 2021

“Earth Matters Now: For The World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now”

April 13, 2022

This year’s Ecolution Fashion Show titled, “Earth Matters Now: For The World We Dream Of & The World We Have Now” will be held in the Carnegie Music Hall Foyer and will be co-emceed by the Green Voice's Natalie Bencivenga and Brian Siewiorek, Production Director of 91.3 WYEP! The French-themed event will celebrate the Paris Climate Accord and the film "Paris to Pittsburgh."  
General Admission doors open at 7pm. From 8 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. General Admission seats are first come, first serve.
VIP Reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30p.m. with French-Inspired Plant-Based Appetizers and Two Complimentary "Le Fleur" Signature Finlandia Cocktails. Enjoy Hors Doeuvres, including Fine Herbes Gougere with Chilled Cucumber, Herb & Tomato Salad, Ratatouille Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Phyllo Cup with Gorgonzola, Carmelized Onion and Pear Jam, Spinach, Brie and Tomato Tart.
Also included are a Fruit and Cheese Display, French Breads, Lahvosh, Olive Tapenade, Wild Mushroom Fondue, Gruyere, Porcini Rubbed Brioche, and Baked Brie. "Le Fleur" Signature Cocktails made with Finlandia Vodka, Chambord, pineapple juice, and fresh raspberries.
Curated by Richard Parsakian and styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Blowout Bar, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Fashion Week and 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.
Guests will be able to celebrate with signature herbaceous cocktails made from Finlandia Vodka.
Performances by slowdanger, Staycee Pearl Dance Project, DJ Soy Sos, and Miss Thea Trix.
Ecolution, curated by Richard Parsakian, will showcase over twenty local designers to integrate sustainable, recyclable, and organic materials into stellar environmentally-savvy ensembles.





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
FREE Outdoor Concert

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

Go Green at Market Square was a free, two-day community celebration filled with fun, educational, and inspirational activities and events for all ages that took place on June 4th & 5th, 2021. 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.

Part of #WorldEnvironmentalWeek.

View full event details here.



Sustainable Business Breakfast

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 met on Friday, June 4th 2021 to discuss what it takes to implement sustainable practices and how to connect to global sustainability goals. Local business leaders talked 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 hosted the Sixth Annual Sustainable Business Breakfast at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel. On Friday, June 4th from 8 AM – 10 AM, event attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast while hearing from a panel of local sustainability leaders and experts.

This year’s discussion was moderated by City of Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer, Grant Ervin and Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference, Bill Flanagan. Topics ranged 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 included 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. 


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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