Pittsburgh Earth Day is a citywide celebration of sustainability providing engaging programming for the region. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's festivities! Stay tuned for our 2024 lineup!

The Pittsburgh Green Pledge

Join the Charge for a Greener Future and take the Pittsburgh Green Pledge. You’ve got the power - join the charge!
The Green Voice Presents Green Force Job & Education Fair | October 2023 Join us at the Energy Innovation Center for the Green Voice Job & Education Fair, filled with work force development information and career opportunities. Stay tuned for more details.

Green Force Job & Education Fair

October 2023 | Energy Innovation Center

Gain workforce development knowledge and discover career opportunities at the Green Voice Job & Education Fair, proudly presented by the Green Voice.




Sustainable Business Breakfast 2023

Part of The Green Voice Speaker Series

Sustainable Business Breakfast

Friday, April 21, 2023 | 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 hosted 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 enjoyed a continental breakfast while hearing from a panel of local sustainability leaders and experts.  Distinguished panelists included 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, and 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, covered topics like the shift to a circular economy, the future of sustainability, and the responsibility of businesses in the fight against climate change. The Big K Morning Show starring Larry Richert and Marty Griffin broadcasted live from the event. Attendees also enjoyed artwork by Pittsburgh-based artist, Zachary Rutter.

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, Diehl Automotive, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business, and more!



Tailgate Tour

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | The Hill, The Square, The Diamond

This multi-location event invoked a day to inspire, celebrate, educate, and entertain the entire Pittsburgh community through multiple activations for all ages.  

🔋 Energy Innovation Center 'Powered Up'
🎭 Music, Art, and Culture Festival
⚾ Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability

Proudly Presented by Duquesne Light Company, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Mitsubishi Electric, Carmeuse, Covestro, Dollar Bank, Diehl Auto, Alcosan, Levin Furniture, eLoop, Hilton Garden Inn, Penn Future, S&B USA, the Commonwealth Charter Academy, 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 | 11AM - 2PM


The Tailgate Tour kicked off in the Hill District at the Energy Innovation Center. Guests had the chance to meet the Pirate Parrot, The Pirate Pierogis, and the Bucco Brigade.  We “Grilled ‘n Chilled” with Chef Claudy Pierre, enjoying mouth-watering tailgate favorites like smoked brisket and barbeque chicken sliders, while learning more about renewable energy and relaxing with friends.  Guests received energy tips at Duquesne Light’s educational workshop, “Power Means Savings.” 

Energy Innovation Center "Powered Up" event, hosted by Pittsburgh Earth Day
The DLC team showcased how the public can reduce their environmental impact through energy efficiency and electrification. Event-goers will got to see one of DLC’s new, all-electric Ford F-150 Lightnings; got an inside look at what life is like for lineworkers; and learned how DLC is building the future workforce to support the region’s clean energy transition.
Ki Ki from WAMO 107.3 was also on The Hill celebrating Earth Day, along with The Pirate Parrot, The Bucco Brigade, and the Pittsburgh Pirates Pierogies.
Attendees were encouraged to take The Pittsburgh Green Pledge and join the Charge for a Greener Future. You’ve got the power - join the charge!

The Music, Art, and Culture Festival

Saturday, April 22, 2023 | Market Square


The Music, Art, and Culture Festival is a free annual community celebration filled with fun, educational, and inspirational activities and events for all ages. This year, the Square became a hub for music and eco-friendly activity booths as live music filled the air. Local businesses shared their sustainability stories and an educational area included an alternative and electric transportation corner and a green wellness area.
Attendees enjoyed musical stylings by this year’s headliner, The Uprooted Band Featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, as part of the 25th anniversary of their beloved ‘When I Woke’ album. Additional performances by Bella, Carla, Soulful Femme, Kevin “The Nerve” Wenner, NASH.V.ILL, Creatives Drink, and Arie Cole. Guests also met the radio team from Star 100.7 FM and took pics with The Pirate Parrot and The Bucco Brigade.
Image of a bridge in Pittsburgh by artist Zachary Rutter
Artwork by Zachary Rutter, Pittsburgh based artist
Pittsburgh Earth Day - Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability

Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability

Saturday, April 22, 2023


The Tailgate Tour wrapped up with the Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability.

The Pirates faced the Cincinnati Reds and celebrated Earth Day with us this year. Kevin Walker, President and CEO of Duquesne Light Company, threw the First Pitch!


Part of The Green Voice Speaker Series

Building for Sustainability

May 17th, 2023 | 6 PM - 8 PM | Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave

“If you build it right, the right results will come.”

On Wednesday, May 17th, Pittsburgh Earth Day held "Building for Sustainability," part of the Green Voice Speaker Series, presented by Volpatt Construction and S&B USA. The panel discussion on sustainable construction was held at the iconic Duquesne Club. Grant Ervin, Director of Environment, Social, Governance, and Innovation at S&B USA moderated the conversation. Distinguished panelists included Janice Held, Principal Project Manager at Carnegie Mellon University, Joshua D. Lee, PhD, AIA, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Leslie Montgomery, Vice President of Communications & Education at the Green Building Alliance, F. Jeffrey Murray, Senior Vice President and Market Leader at CannonDesign, Richard Skorpenske, Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs for the U.S. at Covestro, and Michael Volpatt, Vice President of Marketing and Innovation at Volpatt Construction.

Proudly produced by the Green Voice Collective. Presented by Volpatt Construction and S&B USA. Sponsored by Duquesne Light Company, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Carnegie Mellon University, the Green Building Alliance, Covestro, CannonDesign, and AIA Pittsburgh.



PNC Lunch and Learn - Financing the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

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 addressed questions surrounding the transition to a low-carbon economy for large and small businesses alike. Lunch was provided courtesy of The Capital Grille. Moderated by S & B USA Director of Environmental Social Governance and Innovation, Grant Ervin. Distinguished panelists included 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, Sharon Novak, CEO of S&B USA Construction, Anna J. Siefken, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions, and Kristi Ziegler Eberhardt, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance at PNC.

This event was proudly presented by PNC and sponsored by Duquesne Light Company, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Carmeuse, Covestro, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Oxford Development, Giant Eagle, Alcosan, Mitsubishi Electric, Koppers, Sargent Electric, S&B USA Construction, & Capital Grille.



Ecolution Fashion Gala, proudly presented by Pittsburgh Earth Day and The Green Voice


Ecolution Fashion Gala

June 7th, 2023 | Themed “The Unseen World”

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 was held at the Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture and Carnegie Museum Music Hall. This breathtaking eco-fashion show and sustainability featured 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. Leah Lizarondo, Founder of Food Rescue Hero®, transformative technology that turns food rescues into movements, was awarded the Model Citizen award. MC'd by Brian Siewiorek. 

Designers included:  Christine Bethea, Terry Boyd, Claudia Brownlee, Brian David, Virginia Nicoll-Hernandez, James Houk, Darrell Kinsel, Michael Nolan Kouri, Mila Muchnok, Mossy Lane, Randal Miller, Bradford Mumpower, Lana Neumeyer, Suz Pisano, Pearlann Porter, Charlotte Reichman, Rell Rushin, and Brandy Wank.

Proudly sponsored by:  Duquesne Light, Wesco, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Mitsubishi Electric, Carmeuse, Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Covestro, Diehl Automotive, Huntington Bank, 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.




Produced by The Green Voice Collective