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November 23, 2016

Giving Thanks

In light of this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, Sustainable Pittsburgh extends heartfelt appreciation to all of its members, donors, and program participants.  Thank you for your continued support and investment in a more Sustainable Pittsburgh.  From top-down programs like the newly launched CEOs for Sustainability, to bottom-up initiatives like the “I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh” pledge, SP is mobilizing for positive sustainable development in our region.  Help us continue our work for a healthier, fair, and more prosperous region.  Please donate and become a 2017 member today.


November 23, 2016

Shop Small, Shop Sustainable on November 26

This Saturday, celebrate the more than 200 Sustainable Small Businesses in southwestern PA by “shopping small” during Small Business Saturday on November 26 and throughout the holiday season!  These businesses are part of Sustainable Pittsburgh’s Sustainable Small Business Designation program.

Sustainable Pittsburgh is a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, 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.

Shop and show your support for Sustainable Small Businesses! Share your activity with us on Facebook and Twitter, @SWPA_SustSmlBiz. Use #SustainableSmallBiz when posting your Small Business Saturday posts to social media so that we can share your message.

Sustainability News

Sustainability Indicators: Regional Poverty

Covestro, WindStax to continue collaboration on sustainable business practices

Open Letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Climate Action

Pittsburgh awarded $50 million in tax credits for new development

Sprout Fund offers $100k for local projects during Trump’s first 100 days



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

Nov 30
From Climate Change to Political and Personal Change: Building a Prosperous, Sustainable World

Dec 01
Equity Summit Follow Up Meeting – Moving Forward

Dec 01
A Petrochemical Plant for Our Neighbor? The Rest of the Story

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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Your financial support allows Sustainable Pittsburgh to perform its role of accelerating the policy and practice of sustainability for the region through our policy efforts, performance programs, advocacy, convening, and partnerships.
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Sustainable Pittsburgh benefits from support ($1,000 and up) in 2016 from:

Alcoa Foundation


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