Pittsburgh Earth Day is a citywide celebration of sustainability providing engaging programming for the region. The following events are produced by the Pittsburgh Earth Day team and will be taking place Wednesday, April 17th through Saturday, April 20th, 2019.

 

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Wednesday, April 17

Pittsburgh Earth Day Sustainability Business Breakfast

8:00 AM -10:00 AM

Pittsburgh receives recognition from around the world as a “triumphant success” in green design, smart growth, and innovation. Respected media and institutions praise Pittsburgh as a top city in America to live, work, and play. Our regional businesses have played a vital role in Pittsburgh’s transformation, and there is no shortage of stories to tell about business success through sustainability. Come hear a panel of experts discuss Pittsburgh’s sustainable business community and learn what your organization can do to succeed by going green.

Panelists Include: 

Moderated by Grant Ervin, Sustainability and Resilience Officer for the Office of Mayor Bill Peduto

  • Matt Mahoney- Western PA Program Manager at Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Scott Lammie- SVP Business Development, UPMC Insurance Services Division  UPMC Health Plan
  • Dr. Peter Walker- Dean of the Falk School of sustainability & Environment at Chatham University
  • Justine Russo- Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence for PITT OHIO
  • Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis – Executive Director at Women for a Healthy Environment
  • David Huffaker-Chief Development Officer Port Authority
  • Kevin Kerr- Head of Pennsylvania Public Policy at UBER
  • Gina Johnson-Director of Business Sustainability Programs at Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • Amber Kelly- Manager, Support Services for Tetra Tech Inc
  • Michele Meloy-Burchfield- Founder, Blume Honey Water

The 2019 Sustainability Business Breakfast will take place at the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh and will feature a panel of innovators discussing the current climate of green industries in Pittsburgh. Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reservations are required, and space will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

To reserve tickets, please visit: https://www.showclix.com/event/businessbreakfast2019

 

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Thursday, April 18

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Ecolution Fashion Show

6:00 PM -10:00 PM

On Thursday, April 18th, Pittsburgh Earth Day will kick off at the Ecolution Fashion Show at the Fairmont Hotel. Curated by Richard Parsakian and styled by Izzazu Salon, Spa, & Serata, this year’s “Rebirth” theme promises nothing less than a powerful experience. VIP Guests will receive hors d’oeuvres from 6 PM to 7 PM. From 7 PM to 10 PM, the main event will feature a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers with music by DJ Soy Sos.

This year’s designers include: Atticus Adams, Freddie Bainbridge, Kathleen Belsky, Terry Boyd, Vincent Derinezo, Leah Kendrick, Ting Peck, Katy DeMent, Lindsay Goranson, Glendon Hyde, Victoria Kerestes, Anika Ignozzi, Xiaoying Meng, Bradford Mumpower, David Perry, Pearlann Porter, Evita Scoccia, Brian David Thompson, Suzanne Werder, and Joe Wos. The top four scoring Ecolution designers will be determined by a panel of sophisticated judges and will be awarded prizes.

To purchase General Admission ($30.00) or VIP ($60.00) tickets, please visit:  https://www.showclix.com/event/ecolution2019

Fl. 2 After Party

Join us at 8:30 PM for the official after party at Fl. 2 following Ecolution! Experience exclusive craft cocktails, menu offerings and continue the Pittsburgh Earth Day celebration.

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Friday, April 19

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Paint the Square Green

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pittsburgh Earth Day will Paint the Square Green on April 19th! Market Square will feature a world market with a mix of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, along with organic and educational vendors and live music. Check back soon to view the full list of events happening throughout the day!

2019 Performance Line-Up:

11AM-12PM: Tupelo and Noah
12PM-1PM: Mia Z
1PM-2PM: Nina Sainato
2PM-3PM: Tres Lads
3PM-4PM: Bryana Appley
4PM-5PM: Elias Khouri

Market Square, located in Downtown Pittsburgh was modernized in the late 2000s has re-established the square as a social and cultural hub featuring numerous restaurants, cafes and retailers along with housing units and offices.

 

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Friday, April 19

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Saturday, April 20

 

Pittsburgh Earth Day Food Truck Festival 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh will flourish with activities from 11AM-2PM including the Pittsburgh Earth Day Food Truck Festival located on Smithfield Street across from the Oliver Building. Participating food truck vendors include BRGR, Evil Swine BBQ, Oh My Grill, PGH Halal Food, Sugar and Spice, Burgh Bites, Bulldawgs, Cool Beans, Fry Master Truck, Halal Food Truck, Hoshi & Hoshi Too, Terrene and The Wok of Life.

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Saturday, April 20

Photo by Cody Baker

Paint the Square Green

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pittsburgh Earth Day will Paint the Square Green on April 20th! Market Square will feature a world market with a mix of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, along with organic and educational vendors and live music. Check back soon to view the list of events happening throughout the day.

2019 Performance Line-Up:

11AM-12PM: RMB
12PM-1PM: Kenny Sukitch
1PM-2PM: Rachel B
2PM-3PM: Daisy Chain
3PM-4PM: M.O.O.K.Y.
4PM-5PM: Chase & The Barons

 

 Market Square, located in Downtown Pittsburgh was modernized in the late 2000s has re-established the square as a social and cultural hub featuring numerous restaurants, cafes and retailers along with housing units and offices.

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Great Lakes Brewing Sustainable Sips Pub Crawl  – Saturday, April 20th 

1 :00 PM – 5 PM

Stop by Great Lakes Brewing Company’s tent in Market Square to pick up a Pub Crawl Passport!  To complete this unique crawl, participants must go to each of the seven participating bars listed in the passport between 1PM to 5PM, have a beer there (choose from a multitude of Great Lakes beers!), and get their individual passports stamped by the bar staff as proof.

Once completed, participants will return to the Great Lakes tent and show their stamped passport. For every five (5) completed passports received, Great Lakes will plant a tree!

 
Participating Bars: 

Wingharts

Wolfie’s Pub

The Yard

Primanti Bros.

Revel + Roost

Nola on the Square

Cityworks

Harris Grill

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