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  • Join us for I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh

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    Challenge Yourself and Others to Take Small Actions for Big Collective Impact

    Looking to make your community an even better place to live, work, and play, but not sure how? Be part of Sustainable Pittsburgh’s new bi-annual competition that sparks collective action for a more sustainable Pittsburgh region. Invite your residents (and friends and coworkers!) to participate in I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh, a free, 3-week competition that champions hometown pride and your personal commitments to being more sustainable!

    I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh is based on the online EcoChallenge platform, and just as the EcoChallenge has engaged more than 200,000 people around the world, I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh enables all our region’s residents to take small steps that lead to big changes. As an added bonus, participants can earn prizes for making strides in their sustainable behaviors and for sustainable practices they have already mastered.

    The Spring competition starts February 27th! Participating individuals can be part of teams at campuses, communities, or workplaces, or they can do it on their own. Learn more and register today at Please share this opportunity with your town through social media, email, or newsletters. Contact Sustainable Pittsburgh for resources.

  • Interested in Transit, New Mobility Options, Community Development? Come to Rail~Volution!

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    The annual Rail~Volution conference brings great thinking together about every aspect of transit (bus, bus rapid transit (BRT), and rail), related mobility options, and community development. The 2018 conference will be here, in Pittsburgh, PA, October 21-24, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

    Rail~Volution is excited to be coming to a “legacy” city, in the eastern half of the nation. Pittsburgh has a robust transit system with numerous modal options, including dedicated busways, light rail transit, bus routes, incline railways, and a new BRT project. Pittsburgh also has a strong bicycling culture, a very high mode share for walking to work, and a lot of energy around new technology and sustainability. The potential for mobility-oriented development around new and existing routes (BRT to bike trails and more) is enticing.

    Register now to be part of four days of networking and learning: 20 Mobile Workshops, 75+ workshop sessions, and numerous social opportunities to meet the people in the public, private and nonprofit sectors who plan, build, finance, and advocate for livable communities in Pittsburgh and around the country.

    New this year: the Tech Tank Innovation Challenge, focused on new technologies that enhance livability. Mobility options are changing, but transit (bus, BRT and rail) is still the backbone of connected, livable communities.

    For full conference information and to register, visit


  • Webinar: Crowdfunding for Racial Justice

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    More info & registration

    Join ioby to learn from project leaders who are addressing their neighborhood’s need for racial justice and have created community solutions around racial equity. They’ll share how crowdfunding supported their grassroots projects and how they got started, built support, and overcame challenges. Indigo Bishop, one of ioby’s Action Strategists, will also share more about how we work to support social justice changemaking.

    You’ll hear from these on-the-ground experts and have the opportunity to ask questions in real time:

    Amanda King, Shooting Without Bullets
    Christin Farmer, The Mothership Connection
    Leah Lewis, The X’s and O’s of Race/ism, a Docu-series
    Indigo Bishop, ioby’s Cleveland Action Strategist

  • Design the Future – John Thackara

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    The next economy is about meeting daily life needs in ways that enhance, rather than degrade, social and ecological assets. This “leave things better” approach involves ecosystem restoration – and not just in the countryside; the relationships between cities – and the resources that feed them – is central. New urban-rural relationships are part of this metabolic re-connection. So, too, is focus on systems thinking in design and learning in new ways, with new people, and in new places.

    John Thackara’s lecture will focus on real-world examples such as social farming and care farming; rural food hubs; green infrastructure; civic ecology and more.

  • Pittsburgh: A global snapshot, a conversation about attracting and keeping diverse talent in our region

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    Wonder how diversity and inclusion affects you and your business? What economic impact does it have in the Pittsburgh region? Join Angélica Ocampo, Executive Director from World Affairs Council and Melanie Harrington, President and Chief Executive Office of Vibrant Pittsburgh on February 23, 2017 for Pittsburgh: A Global Snapshot, a conversation about attracting and keeping diverse talent in our region. The evening includes time for networking, wine and appetizers and a presentation from Angelica and Melanie.

  • Inspire Speakers Series Presents: Inspirational Stories about Creating a Sustainable, Vibrant, Healthy, and Just Region

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    The evening’s theme is “Loving Your Place.” This Moth-style and TED-like event will dare us to dream big about what is possible for our communities, projects, and places. Our presenters are creating places that help our communities thrive, make us healthier and more vibrant, and are designed for everyone, and we’re delighted for the opportunity to hear from them. Come be inspired by the amazing work that Pittsburgh citizens are doing to make this community a place we can all love.

  • Panel Discussion: Racism in America

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    More than 50 years after the Civil Rights Act, three distinguished panelists will explore Racism in America from their divergent perspectives: Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered; Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal columnist and author of Please Stop Helping Us; and Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  • Equity Summit Follow Up Meeting – Moving Forward

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    On behalf of the service providers, systems, families, community members and other stakeholders who work with girls, Gwen’s Girls will convene a meeting to debrief about our October 14 equity summit “See the Best in Me: Equity Through the Lens of Resilience,” share the feedback from surveys completed at the summit, discuss recommendations regarding next steps and define the working group process in order to move forward collectively in addressing the identified issues. This meeting will be facilitated, with a structured agenda that will be forward to those who RSVP to attend.

    This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Light refreshments will be served.