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November 17, 2016

Small Business Saturday (11/26) and Millvale Cash Mob (12/3)

Shop Small, Shop Sustainable on November 26

Sustainable Pittsburgh celebrates the more than 200 small business owners who have achieved the Sustainable Small Business Designation. This holiday season, consider shopping at any of the sustainable small businesses in your neighborhood!

We are excited to announce that this year, Sustainable Pittsburgh has become a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is an initiative piloted by American Express, and officially recognized by the US Senate in 2011. Following “Black Friday”, Small Business Saturday is a day when consumers are encouraged to complete their holiday shopping at small, local businesses like those in our Sustainable Small Business network.

Connect with us on Facebook and tag us on Twitter @SWPA_SustSmlBiz. Use #SustainableSmallBiz when posting your Small Business Saturday posts to social media so that we can share your message.

 

Cash Mob Millvale on December 3

On Saturday, December 3, Sustainable Pittsburgh will host it’s first Cash Mob in a Platinum Certified Sustainable Community, Millvale Borough. In conjunction with Millvale’s Yuletide Tour, both the Sustainable Small Business Program and the Business Association of Millvale will be encouraging shoppers to do their holiday shopping at local businesses in the community. By picking up a “passport” at Millvale Library and collecting stickers at each of the businesses, shoppers can both learn about their local businesses and be entered into a raffle for prizes! Click here to find out more.

Sustainability News

Sustainability Report indicator – Regional Housing Trends

PolicyLink – Our Response: Resistance!

Sustainable Investors Find the Positives in Trump Win

Beyond Reporting: 3 principles for weaving sustainability into communication

Companies Grapple With Diversity Questions After U.S. Election

Explore 100 city solutions for a greener and fairer future

Pittsburgh Joins the City Energy Project

Pitt Study Shows Buses Main Source of Diesel Pollution

In Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, a natural gas leak every 2 miles

PNC Bank announces $100 million fund to acquire affordable rental housing properties

 

Events

Nov 14 - Dec 19
Cast Your Vote for the 2017 PA River of the Year

Nov 17
Inspire Speaker Series: Driving Systemic Change in Communities

Nov 17
Annual Iris Marion Young Event and Awards for Community Engagement

Nov 18
GPNP Annual Meeting

Nov 29
Webinar: Leveraging Resources to Advance Climate-Friendly Purchasing

Dec 01
Equity Summit Follow Up Meeting – Moving Forward

Dec 06
Why Trump and What is Next?

Dec 08
Webinar: Cancer and Early Life Exposures to Environmental Pollutants

Dec 16
Panel Discussion: Racism in America

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Sustainable Pittsburgh benefits from support ($1,000 and up) in 2016 from:

Alcoa Foundation

ALCOSAN

Allegheny County

Bayer USA Foundation

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The Heinz Endowments

Elsie H. Hillman Foundation

Henry L. Hillman Foundation

Richard King Mellon Foundation

Pashek Associates, LTD

The Pittsburgh Foundation

University of Pittsburgh

UPMC