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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.