Port Authority: Benefiting the Environment

According to the United States Department of Transportation, 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in US are due to transportation. These gases absorb radiation in our atmosphere and contribute to climate change. Luckily for Pittsburgh, Port Authority has established itself as a reliable, affordable, and sustainable provider of public transportation in Allegheny County to help minimize [...]

2018-04-03T16:37:07-04:00April 3rd, 2018|news|0 Comments

UPMC Health Plan: A Champion of Sustainability

Many companies nowadays are working to be more sustainable to help protect our planet and our future generations. However, not every company can achieve the type of distinguished recognition that UPMC Health Plan has for their environmental accomplishments. In 2014, UPMC earned recognition from the Sustainable Business Compact, an initiative of Sustainable Pittsburgh. The Compact [...]

2018-03-29T21:01:53-04:00March 29th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Falk School of Sustainability & Environment: A Green Education

As sustainability challenges grow, the need for educated risk-taking leaders becomes crucial. At the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University, young individuals blossom into sustainability leaders through a well-rounded and innovative education. With the support of dedicated professors, students are provided with the tools to solve environment-related challenges. The Falk School was [...]

2018-03-17T11:02:01-04:00March 17th, 2018|news|0 Comments

ALCOSAN: Recycling for a Cleaner Environment

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) is the clean water agency for most of Allegheny County, providing wastewater treatment services to 83 communities, including the city of Pittsburgh. ALCOSAN recycles as much as 250 million gallons per day of untreated wastewater into clean water that is returned to the Ohio River. In 2017, the treatment [...]

2018-03-10T14:31:52-05:00March 10th, 2018|news|0 Comments

Carmeuse: Natural Solutions to Protect our Planet

Carmeuse is a worldwide leading producer of lime, high calcium limestone, and dolomitic stone, which are used in a variety of industries, including energy and environmental services. Their products help purify our air and water, and are all vital components of our global infrastructure. The sustainability approach at Carmeuse can be summarized in three words: [...]

2018-03-06T10:52:06-05:00March 6th, 2018|news|0 Comments

PITT OHIO: Committed to Sustainability

PITT OHIO is a transportations and logistic solutions provider in the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West, specializing in Supply Chain, Ground, Truckload, and Less-Than-Truckload services. They are known for their customer and quality driven operations, and have even made numerous strides to protect our planet. Their Declaration of Commitment to Sustainability states: “PITT OHIO, being sustainable means [...]

2018-03-03T11:30:26-05:00March 3rd, 2018|news|0 Comments

Women for a Healthy Environment

Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) educates and empowers community members about environmental risks that impact public health and advocates for a better tomorrow for all. Through literature, online tools and campaigns, workshops, training programs and resource-rich conferences, WHE helps citizens make informed decisions; gain access to healthier strategies that improve places where people live, learn, [...]

2017-04-19T07:54:36-04:00April 19th, 2017|news|0 Comments

Great Lakes Brewing Company: “You Drink Beer, We Plant Trees”

Through initiatives such as water stewardship, local farming, and waste repurposing, Great Lakes Brewing Co. has established itself as a sustainable brewing company. They have donated over $300,000 to local non-profits in an effort to protect our freshwater resources and have also partnered with local farms to ensure they are purchasing the freshest, most environmentally [...]

2017-04-07T14:01:21-04:00April 7th, 2017|news|0 Comments

Ecolution Fashion Show: The Planets …. Preserving the Wonders of the Universe

Pittsburgh Earth Day 2017 announces the third annual Ecolution Fashion Show taking place on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 in the Main Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel from 7PM-10PM. As part of the Pittsburgh Earth Day celebration, Ecolution kicks off this weekend-long festivity with a presentation of high-end, eco-friendly couture on one of Pittsburgh’s most unique [...]

2017-04-04T08:22:59-04:00April 4th, 2017|news|0 Comments

ALCOSAN: Green by Mission, Green by Choice

What does a wastewater treatment facility have to do with Earth Day? Just about everything. The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) provides services to 83 municipalities, and that means its plant on Pittsburgh’s North Side treats as much as 250 million gallons a day and returns it to the Ohio River. When that water splashed [...]

2017-03-27T17:08:38-04:00March 25th, 2017|news|0 Comments