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Mayor Peduto joins forces with the Earth Day Global Network’s Green Cities Campaign for Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is a unique opportunity to once again create a catalytic moment that will advance real solutions to save our planet and protect it for future generations. City leaders around the world taking action on Earth Day 2020 will cement their legacy by joining the largest mobilization for the environment since [...]

2019-12-02T20:26:30-05:00December 2nd, 2019|news|0 Comments

PITT OHIO 2018 Annual Report on Sustainability

PITT OHIO  2018 Annual Report on Sustainability The path of sustainability is not a straight line.  Once you’ve achieved results, you have to set the bar higher and find new ways of doing things to see further improvements.  In 2018, we saw our estimated carbon metric tons per shipment grow by 1.2%.  However, with a [...]

2019-04-08T18:05:44-04:00April 8th, 2019|news|0 Comments

UPMC Health Plan strongly supports environmental sustainability

UPMC Health Plan strongly supports environmental sustainability within the healthcare industry and is continually improving its operation to increase energy efficiency. As of 2019, UPMC Health Plan occupies 16 total floors in the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh. Nine floors are Gold LEED Certified, and seven floors are Silver LEED Certified. LEED Certification is [...]

2019-04-08T14:26:38-04:00April 8th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Public Transit: A Green Way to Get Around Town

Public Transit: A Green Way to Get Around Town Pittsburgh Earth Day celebrates the city’s transformation from steel-driven industry to innovative hub of technology, higher education, health care, and sustainable living. Integral to the continued development and progress of Pittsburgh is our convenient, reliable, affordable, and environmentally-responsible public transit system. Port Authority of Allegheny County [...]

2019-03-27T15:33:11-04:00March 27th, 2019|news|0 Comments

EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh is uniquely committed to sustainability

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh in the historic Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth building, EVEN Hotel is uniquely committed to sustainability. EVEN Hotel is a prime example of adaptive reuse, the process of utilizing an old building for a new use. Reusing sites prevents the waste that accompanies demolition of a building and construction of a new [...]

2019-03-26T21:26:24-04:00March 26th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s (SWPA) sustainability efforts

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s (SWPA) core principal’s center around sustainability efforts and helping to minimize the waste of resources that can be repurposed or recycled. In everything that Goodwill SWPA does, they strive to be as “green” as possible.  Goodwill SWPA’s commitment to sustainability is made obvious through their Class-G rating, a way to measure [...]

2019-03-26T12:11:06-04:00March 26th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Carmeuse Sustainability Program

At Carmeuse, we define sustainability as “Ensuring the long term prosperity of the company by behaving in a socially and environmentally responsible manner”. This vision is a natural product of our core values which emphasize a long term approach not only the success of the business, but also to the wellbeing of our stakeholders, communities, [...]

2019-03-21T22:41:35-04:00March 21st, 2019|news|0 Comments

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

From the start of the company, Great Lakes Brewing Co. was focused on sustainability. The founding brothers sought to reuse local 19th century buildings along with only purchasing used restaurant equipment. To this day, Great Lakes Brewing Co. stands upon many sustainability initiatives. Great Lakes’ three primary initiatives include water stewardship, local farming, and waste [...]

2019-03-21T13:24:21-04:00March 21st, 2019|news|0 Comments

Chatham University commits to environmental initiatives to improve sustainability.

The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University has committed to several campus environmental initiatives to improve its sustainability. These include activities centered around: energy and operations; recycling and waste; campus grounds; alternative transportation; and composting. For activities related to energy and operations, Chatham has purchased renewable power directly or through RECS since [...]

2019-03-19T11:49:22-04:00March 19th, 2019|news|0 Comments