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October 27, 2016

Sustainable Pittsburgh releases SWPA Sustainability Goals & Indicators Report

This month marks the completion of a 12-year update of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainability Goals & Indicators Report, published by Sustainable Pittsburgh, to track the region’s progress toward sustainable prosperity.

The report is a rich compendium of data and an easy-read narrative covering 29 essential goals and measures of true progress, organized in categories of People, Planet, Place, and Performance.  The indicators show a region that has one foot squarely planted in a new and promising economy that is clean, equitable, renewable, healthy, and based on sustainable business and community practice.  The data also suggest lingering inertia of the trappings of an old economy in which some business models and market signals have yet to reorient to reap the benefits of sustainable enterprise to meet the growing expectations of customers, investors, and insurers.  Sustainable enterprises lead to new market opportunities where our actions simultaneously benefit people, planet, place and economic performance.

This value of this report is derived from the substantial wealth of information it provides and the framework around which the region’s stakeholders can organize to set even more specific goals and milestones and measure progress.

“All along, in presenting the report, our aspiration continues to be to see the report lifted up to fill a gap for our region of plotting a common set of shared goals and measures upon which we coalesce action and gauge progress,” said Court Gould, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh.  “The region will benefit from a set of coherent data-driven strategies to move the region forward—backed with specific goals and measurable milestones. This report is a great stepping stone.”

Request a hard copy of the report or view online at www.sustainablepittsburgh.org/2016indicators

 

Sustainability News

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Events

Nov 03
UpPrize Information Session

Nov 08
Race and Gender in the Police: Beyond the Blue Uniform

Nov 10
Housing Summit Luncheon Discussion with Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Nov 10 - Nov 12
Housing Summit

Nov 14
Funding Opportunities for Clean Vehicle & Equipment Acquisition under VW Settlement

Nov 16
2016 Shale & Public Health Conference

Nov 17
Inspire Speaker Series: Driving Systemic Change in Communities

Sustainable Pittsburgh Programs

SP Programs Overview

Performance Programs

Key Collaborations
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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