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Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States
https://sustainablepittsburgh.org/venue/phipps-conservatory-botanical-gardens

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March 2018

2018 One Health One Planet Symposium: Opening Reception and Keynote

March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

The theme of the 2018 One Health One Planet symposium will be Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment, with a special focus on endocrine disruptors. Opening Reception and Keynote Wed., March 7; 5 – 9 p.m. Symposium Thurs., March 8; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are seeing unprecedented changes in the earth’s environmental and physical processes. Climate change, air pollution, reduced availability of clean water, and persistent toxic chemicals threaten human, animal, and environmental health and well-being.…

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2018 One Health One Planet Symposium Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment

March 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Opening Reception and Keynote Wed., March 7; 5 – 9 p.m. Symposium Thurs., March 8; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Pittsburgh, PA We are seeing unprecedented changes in the earth’s environmental and physical processes. Climate change, air pollution, reduced availability of clean water, and persistent toxic chemicals threaten human, animal, and environmental health and well-being. To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health” and serve as a catalyst for positive change, Phipps Conservatory brings together…

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May 2018

Climate Reality: Pittsburgh & SWPA Chapter Meeting

May 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Please join The Climate Reality Project: Pittsburgh & SWPA Chapter for a special presentation by Dr. Nicole Heller, curator of the Anthropocene at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and museum fellow, about climate change in context of the time in which we find ourselves living. She will also give us new ways to think about human influence and its many types of resulting global change, and will be available for Q&A afterwards. RSVP at the Facebook events page to receive up-to-the-minute agenda details and changes. Please note: Since the meeting…

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Environmental Film Series: Screening of “Just Eat It!”

May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Phipps’ Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Overview: “We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste — from farm, through retail and all the way to the back of their…

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August 2018

Biophilia: Pittsburgh August Meeting: Connecting Young Children with the Natural World

August 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Join Biophilia: Pittsburgh on Thurs., Aug. 2 in discussing the importance of connecting young children with the natural world. Research has shown that our direct and positive experience with nature fosters curiosity and wonder, shapes our holistic well-being and strengthens our community. At The Discovery School at Beechwood, a nature preschool in partnership with the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, children build and strengthen that relationship each day through play and exploration of their natural environment. Using photographs and children’s…

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February 2019

TRUE Zero Waste Symposium

February 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Join the Pennsylvania Resources Council and its Zero Waste Pennsylvania team to learn how your business or institution can advance its solid waste and recycling goals with fiscally responsible strategies. This workshop will present TRUE, a rigorous new standard which moves beyond others by focusing on how we operate our businesses, factories and institutions. Share the Facebook event!

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April 2019

Discovery Station: Our Health, Our Garden

April 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Join Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for special activities throughout Earth Day week, highlighting important connections with nature! Several activities are planned. See the listing here. Discovery Station: Our Health, Our Garden  |  Gallery Room  |  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore the connection between people and plants and learn about our well-being and the well-being of our environment. Children are invited to engage in a nature-inspired activity created by artist and illustrator Ashley Cecil.

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UPMC Health Plan Family Fun Fest at Phipps Conservatory

April 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

UPMC Health Plan Family Fun Fest  |  9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. At this one-day-only event, enjoy special activities from UPMC Health Plan and Let’s Move Pittsburgh throughout the conservatory, including games, crafts, healthy lifestyle tips and more. Used Bulb Sale  |  Outdoor Garden  |  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Take a piece of Spring Flower Show home with you by participating in one of our annual sales. Come early for the best selection! Nature Lab and Observational Beehive Open Hours …

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May 2019

Big Green Block Party

May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Ecological leadership. Responsible innovation. Development with purpose. Sustainability with style. These are the hallmarks of Phipps and Pittsburgh in 2019 — and the ones that Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens will highlight and celebrate at their Big Green Block Party. Phipps Conservatory invites you to join them in celebrating the best of everything sustainable Pittsburgh has to offer. Enjoy an evening of outdoor revelry as you explore our Living Campus, including the latest addition: our all-new Exhibit Staging Center. Enter a green utopia to sample…

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August 2019

Biophilia: Pittsburgh August Meeting: Van Gogh and the Garden

August 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Join Biophilia: Pittsburgh on Thurs., Aug. 1 at Café Phipps with Jordyn Melino, associate director of exhibits at Phipps, and Lucy Stewart, associate curator of education at Carnegie Museum of Art, for a talk about how nature inspired Van Gogh and how Van Gogh, in turn, inspired Phipps’ Summer Flower Show. As the master himself said, “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” While Lucy gives a curator’s perspective on nature in the work of Van Gogh, Jordyn will discuss the process…

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October 2019

Decolonizing Green Power

October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Presented by The Natural History Museum, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents “Decolonizing Green Power,” a panel discussion focused on efforts to decolonize green energy among Indigenous activists. Decolonizing Green Power is presented as part of Power Beyond Extraction, a mobile and pop-up museum curated and organized by The Natural History Museum and founded by the art collective Not An Alternative in 2014. An ongoing art intervention, The Natural History Museum has a mission to unleash the power of museums as agents of change.

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Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

The annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for an engaging one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our role as environmental stewards. Topics this year include how to build beautiful landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators, and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on.

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Deconstruction and Reuse 2019 Conference

October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States

Deconstruction and Reuse 2019 is the only national conference focused on how construction and demolition waste can be turned into economic opportunities. With dozens of speakers ranging from community development, architecture, advocacy, reuse operations and deconstruction, there is a place for you!

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February 2020

Nature of Place Symposium

February 19 - February 20
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830 United States
$25 - $85

A Symposium About Biophilia The implications of biophilia extend across a vast array of disciplines including design and engineering, nutrition, psychology, public health, education, biology and the humanities. Biophilia is expressed all over the world every day, through complex collaborations such as the design and construction of buildings and landscapes; and intimate, personal encounters including nature hikes and home gardening. Since 2013, Phipps has held a monthly Biophilia: Pittsburgh gathering to bring creative minds together for learning, exploring and strengthening the bonds…

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