Category: Environment and Sustainability

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.

Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable On Clean Technology

Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable On Clean Technology

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 31, 2014) – A roundtable discussion today at Mayor William Peduto’s office will underscore Pittsburgh’s leading role in the growing Clean Technology industry, and include presentations by national, state and local leaders.

Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until Friday, July 18. In addition, there will be an informational session Wednesday, July 9, to assist interested applicants. First-time applicants and past grantees are encouraged to attend.

Mayor & The Home Depot Foundation Announce $200,000 Grant to Help Veteran Homeowners in Pittsburgh

Mayor & The Home Depot Foundation Announce $200,000 Grant to Help Veteran Homeowners in Pittsburgh

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh will receive funds in support of servePGH’s Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto today announced that The Home Depot Foundation will provide $200,000 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a partner with the city’s Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP), to expand services to support 28 veterans’ home repairs in the Pittsburgh region.

Join in the Emerald View Park BioBlitz

Join in the Emerald View Park BioBlitz

A BioBlitz is a biological survey conducted over a short period of time (usually 24 hours or less) where an attempt is made to record every living species in a designated area. The first BioBlitz occurred at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington D.C. in 1996–approximately 1,000 species were identified at that event. BioBlitzes are often held in urban parks to allow for as much public participation as possible and to encourage the public’s interest in biodiversity.