MONDAY, APRIL 20 – SUNDAY, APRIL 26 THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH
Events to include multiple festivals, the Sustainable Business Breakfast, Ecolution Fashion Show, Earth to Table Dinner, and Eco Short Film Showcase
PittsburghEarthDay.org launches today
Pittsburgh, PA –In April, the world will come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Pittsburgh is well poised to observe our important role as a thriving center for sustainability, green innovation, LEED-certified development, farm-to-table initiatives, and environmentally-friendly events. Pittsburgh Earth Day will present a series of events that celebrate the undeniable evolution of Pittsburgh becoming a global leader in green initiatives.
New for 2020, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) will be the Title Sponsor of all Pittsburgh Earth Day events. DLC is not only committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, but also to helping its customers make sustainable choices in order to create a dynamic future for the community. By offering incentives to customers purchasing electric vehicles (EV), installing EV charging stations throughout its service territory, and educating customers with an online EV guide, DLC continues to push the mark on the region’s electric mobility efforts.
“Duquesne Light’s commitment to sustainability isn’t just a priority today, it’s also critically important to the continued future growth and prosperity of our region,” said DLC President & CEO Steve Malnight. “We are committed to our role as a leader and partner in tackling the issues brought on by climate change, and continuing to provide green products and services that enable our customers to achieve their own sustainability goals.”
The 6th annual Pittsburgh Earth Day celebrations will include:
- Ecolution Eco Fashion Show at Carnegie Museum of Art, Wednesday, April 22 Sustainable Business
- Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel, Friday, April 24
- Branch Out Market Square Festival (free event), Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 Growing Up
- Green Festival in Schenley Park, Saturday, April 25
- Earth to Table Dinner, Sunday, April 26
- Eco Short Film Showcase to be held at various locations throughout April
- Coming Soon: Women Leading Sustainable Change
More details and information are continually being added and updated at PittsburghEarthDay.org. Additionally, the Pittsburgh Earth Day Website will serve as a resource of all Earth Day activities and events occurring in the region. Organizations and communities hosting events can submit their information for inclusion at: https://pittsburghearthday.org/event-submission/
The City of Pittsburgh is an active partner in presenting and promoting Pittsburgh Earth Day, viewing the events as a vibrant celebration of the city’s mission to continue to grow as a sustainable city.
Additional Pittsburgh Earth Day details are being finalized and will be unveiled in the coming weeks. This includes a very special tribute by some of Pittsburgh’s best known and loved musicians.
Opportunities for corporate and media sponsors are available. Please contact Rachel Winner- Eberhardt at (412) 292-0333 to discuss participation.
About Pittsburgh Earth Day:
Pittsburgh Earth Day 2020: Are You In? is a citywide celebration of advancements made in sustainability, technology, and innovation where people live, work and play, taking place April 20 – 26, 2020. With exciting activities held in venues throughout the city of Pittsburgh. 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.
Since 2015, Pittsburgh Earth Day has been produced by Acrobatique Creative; in 2020 Pittsburgh Earth Day has been established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Pittsburgh Earth Day Events are made possible with generous support from: Duquesne Light Company, Covestro, PittOhio, UPMC Health Plan, Alcosan, Port Authority, Heinz Endowments, Great Lakes Brewing, Hello Inspire,
“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 2020. 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.”
Commonwealth Charter Academy, Women for a Healthy Environment, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Current, Table Magazine, Farm to Table Pittsburgh, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Business Center for Sustainable Business, Salon Izzazu, Eon’s Fashion Antique, The Allegheny Conference, and The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
For more information, visit PittsburghEarthDay.org. Like Pittsburgh Earth Day on Facebook and follow @PghEarthDay on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation online with #PghEarthDay.