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October 17, 2016

Dine Out, Win Prizes! Sustainable Smorgasburgh Contest extended through Oct. 31!

This month, dine with Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants located throughout the City of Pittsburgh and enter to win prizes!  Snap a photo while dining at one of these designated restaurants and post it on social media using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.  Be sure to use #SPRsmorgasburgh in your posts in order to be entered!

Random drawings will be conducted each week. The more photos you post, the greater the chance you will win.  Here’s the prize listing for the remainder of the month:

 For a full list of participating restaurants, visit sustainablePGHrestaurants.org.

Grab your friends and get munching!



October 17, 2016

Unique partnership pairs corporate professionals with area municipalities on sustainability projects

October marks the completion of a successful pilot program to provide corporate pro-bono technical assistance to municipalities on a diverse range of sustainability projects.  The program matched corporate volunteer professionals from Alcoa with local municipalities to work on projects important to the community’s sustainable development.  Sustainable Pittsburgh, Local Government Academy and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management of Robert Morris University developed the program with support from the Alcoa Foundation.

Seven municipalities were competitively selected to participate in this five-month pilot.  The local governments initially invited to apply were among those that have earned a level of certification in the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program (jointly managed by Sustainable Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Municipal League).

Learn more about the projects and which municipalities were involved.


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Oct 27
Green Workplace Challenge Workshop #4: Total Materials Management

Oct 18 - Oct 19
p4 Conference

Oct 19
“Residential Segregation — What Are the Remedies?”

Oct 20
ULI Pittsburgh 4th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence

Oct 20
YOUR VOTE SHOULD COUNT: Why it doesn’t, and what you can do about it.

Oct 21
Drug Take Back Day

Oct 24
Clean Jobs PA Forum & Reception – POSTPONED

Oct 27
WEBINAR: Sustainability in the City of Raleigh, N.C.

Nov 16
2016 Shale & Public Health Conference

Nov 17
Inspire Speaker Series: Driving Systemic Change in Communities

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

Alcoa Foundation


Allegheny County

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