Category: Environment and Sustainability

City Calls for Public Input on Community & Transit Improvements in Uptown & Oakland

City Calls for Public Input on Community & Transit Improvements in Uptown & Oakland

Public meetings on BRT and EcoInnovation District set for Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is seeking public input on an action plan for transit improvements and community development in the corridor between Downtown and neighborhoods east.

Earth Week Festivities Continue with FutureFest 2015

Earth Week Festivities Continue with FutureFest 2015

Tomorrow, April 25th (rain or shine), you can get a glimpse of the future at FutureFest 2015. This new, public festival is being coordinated by Communitopia and will be held on the historic front lawn of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FutureFest celebrates Pittsburgh’s successes and helps visitors to imagine our city’s achievable, sustainable future through art, demonstrations, music, science, food, and hands-on activities for all ages.

City, Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District Flip the Switch on Earth Hour 2015

City, Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District Flip the Switch on Earth Hour 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 23, 2015) – Lights out, Pittsburghers. On Saturday, March 28, more than 50 buildings and monuments in Downtown and Oakland will celebrate Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Led by Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh 2030 District partners, the City of Pittsburgh, and other key partners (listed below), dozens of buildings in Downtown and Oakland will turn off their non-essential lighting. The result will be a dramatic shift in the city’s skyline and an increased awareness of environmental issues.

Attend the City Planning Commission Hearing on Revisions to the Urban Agriculture Zoning Code

Attend the City Planning Commission Hearing on Revisions to the Urban Agriculture Zoning Code

With the rise in interest in city farming, beekeeping, backyard chicken raising and all things agricultural, there has been an equal rise in the need to revise and update city zoning code on urban agriculture. This Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., there will be a public hearing on the City Planning Commission’s plans to amend text to the zoning code related to urban agriculture. The meeting will take place at the John P. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross Street in Pittsburgh.

Yard Debris Special Collection – Fall 2014

Yard Debris Special Collection – Fall 2014

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Join Pittsburgh City Council at an Air Quality Post Agenda Meeting on Thursday

Join Pittsburgh City Council at an Air Quality Post Agenda Meeting on Thursday

Do you care about the quality of the air in the City of Pittsburgh? If so, you have the opportunity to hear various experts give their testimony to Pittsburgh City Council on air pollution in our region and what can be done to combat it. Councilor Corey O’Connor will host the post agenda meeting this Thursday in Council chambers. Speakers will include representatives of environmental groups, academia, and the health care industry.

Pittsburgh Garbage Pickup Suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 21

Pittsburgh Garbage Pickup Suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 21

The Environmental Services Bureau of the Department of Public Works advises that there will be no refuse collection in the city on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Help Revitalize Pittsburgh One Block at a Time

Help Revitalize Pittsburgh One Block at a Time

Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation that enable community groups and residents to revitalize our city one block at a time. Since its start in 2011, the program has engaged 3,994 volunteers and impacted 321 blocks with a grand total 117 projects completed in Pittsburgh!

Last Call for Tree Request Forms & Tree Request Form Walk

Last Call for Tree Request Forms & Tree Request Form Walk

Calling all Shadyside Tree Tenders and Neighborhood Tree Sympathizers! You have less than a week to turn in your Tree Request Forms as they are due Thursday, Sept. 18th. There will also be one final Tree Request Form Walk in Shadyside tomorrow in an effort to promote the love of trees and collect more forms.

Construction Continues of Pittsburgh’s Latest Protected Bike Lanes

Construction Continues of Pittsburgh’s Latest Protected Bike Lanes

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 26, 2014) – The City of Pittsburgh today announced the installation of a third protected bike lane as part of the two-year long PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project program that was announced in March.