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December 2020

Say HY-drogen to Our Decarbonized Future

December 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by GreenBiz. The world is betting on clean hydrogen – but will applying it to decarbonization efforts come up short? Hydrogen is a clean and versatile energy carrier that can be used as a fuel for power, transport and industrial use. These qualities make hydrogen potentially significant in addressing greenhouse gas emissions from the hard-to-decarbonize sectors of the global energy system. However, for hydrogen to make an impact on energy transitions, significant advances are needed. Investment by industry, enabled…

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How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling

December 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by GreenBiz. The challenges facing recycling in the U.S. may seem daunting but cross-sector collaboration is providing a path forward on many of its toughest issues. This kind of collaboration – CPG companies working hand-in-hand with technological innovators, MRF operators and investors – will be critical to solving logjams and current hurdles to improving recycling in the United States. Leaders from AMP Robotics, GFL Environmental, Keurig Dr Pepper and Sidewalk Infrastructures sit down to discuss how their work together…

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BUILDING A RESILIENT FOOD CULTURE LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The third session in our five-part virtual discussion about the problems and challenges revealed and created by the COVID-19 pandemic and how we move forward.

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January 2021

YWCA Inauguration Watch Party

January 20 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

Presented by: YWCA Greater Pittsburgh In consideration for the historic inauguration of the FIRST woman of color to be elected Vice-President of the United States, YWCA USA will be hosting a watch party that is open to the public.

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Cancelled: Race and Environmental Justice

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by YWCA Greater Pittsburgh: This month we examine the intersection of environment and race. This interactive community conversation will emphasize action steps to address the environmental factors that disproportionately impact Black and Brown communities. Our panel includes Joylette Portlock, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh and Natisha Washington, Environmental Justice Organizer at One Pennsylvania.

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23rd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

January 22 - January 23

Presented by: The Black & White Reunion Rise, Revolt, Repeat: Building Sustained Movements for Justice The Racial Justice Summit, formerly known as the Summit Against Racism, is a flagship event for Pittsburgh organizers. The Summit creates opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and act on behalf of racial justice.

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Creating a Just Community Program

January 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presented by the University of Pittsburgh. Please join us as we recognize the Center for Race and Social Problems and Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward for their outstanding efforts in creating a more just, equitable, and inclusive Pitt community. The program will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Elayne Arrington, the first African American woman to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Engineering, and remarks from Chancellor Pat Gallagher, Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey, and Vice Chancellor…

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Inspire Speakers Series Presents Energy and Oppression

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
$5 - $10

Presented by: Green Building Alliance What is energy and how does it contribute to inequities in marginalized communities? How does the energy supply chain – from production to consumption – impact people’s health, finances, and surrounding environment? What solutions are available to bring everyone along in a clean energy transition? At this event, we will hear speakers from around the country discuss their work and insights around this topic and we will engage in community dialogue.

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ReImagine Jobs Spotlight: Sustainable Transportation

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by ReImagine Jobs Showcase. Featuring speakers from the Port Authority of Allegheny County and Duquesne Light, PITT OHIO trucking, and the City of Pittsburgh. Moderated by Lucinda Beattie of Western Pennsylvanians for Passenger Rail. The event will include short presentations as well as a breakout discussion session on topics such as electric vehicles, passenger rail, public transit and busses, trucking, bicycle infrastructure and pedestrian accessibility.

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February 2021

NEXTransit Meeting #12 – What Investments are Most Important?

February 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Presented by: NEXTransit This meeting will feature an overview of potential preliminary transit projects followed by a priority ranking exercise.

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The Function and Impact of Municipal Certification Programs

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2021 Spring Lecture Series, Sustainable Municipalities: Innovative Practices and Emerging Trends in the US presented by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology.  

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NEXTransit Meeting #13 – What Investments are Most Important?

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by: NEXTransit This meeting will feature an overview of potential preliminary transit projects followed by a priority ranking exercise.

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Virtual Biophilia: Pittsburgh February Meeting – A Black Plantswoman in the 21st Century

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by Biophilia Pittsburgh. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Georgia Silvera Seamans, a member of the #BlackBotanistsWeek organizing committee. Last year, a series of social media movements swept the internet and brought attention the lack of racial equity in the sciences and access to nature in the US. Starting with #BlackBirdersWeek, a response to a racist incident in Central Park, social media burst with naturalists and researchers of color taking stage and promoting diversity in fields of science with related movements…

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Net Zero Communities

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2021 Spring Lecture Series, Sustainable Municipalities: Innovative Practices and Emerging Trends in the US presented by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology.

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G.E.T. Solar Round Four Introduction Webinar

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Provided by: PA Solar Center Learn more about the G.E.T. Solar initiative and how it can help your business navigate the solar procurement process from start to finish. We will cover the basics of the program, information about all of the ways solar can be financed and made affordable–even for organizations with little or no up-front capital, and present an opportunity to ask questions. We encourage all interested parties to register in advance so that we can provide you with…

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Motivating Behavior Change for Sustainability

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Provided by: GreenGov and PSSI Karen Winterich will explain factors that influence sustainable behavior, citing examples from her research on pro-social behavior, recycling, and morality. Learn how you to motivate more sustainable actions, both within your offices and in initiatives aimed at the public.

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Safe Mobility for All

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2021 Spring Lecture Series, Sustainable Municipalities: Innovative Practices and Emerging Trends in the US presented by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology.

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G.E.T. Solar Round Four Finance Webinar

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Provided by: PA Solar Center Take a deeper look at the financing tools and resources available to Pennsylvania organizations pursuing solar electricity. By taking advantage of tax benefits at the federal and state level, as well as various grant and loan programs, organizations can recoup as much as 75% of their initial investment back in year one and/or prorate their investment out over a number of years. In C-PACE eligible counties, solar costs can be bundled with other infrastructure upgrades…

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Reinventing Greenspaces

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2021 Spring Lecture Series, Sustainable Municipalities: Innovative Practices and Emerging Trends in the US presented by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology.

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ReImagine Jobs Spotlight: Renewable Energy

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Provided by: ReImagine Jobs Showcase Join the ReimagineJobs.org team for our second event in our 2021 virtual series focusing on sustainable job opportunities in Southwest Pennsylvania. Each month we will highlight local initiatives and opportunities in the 9 sectors of sustainable economic development featured on the website. Our second event in the series will focus on renewable energy. This event will feature short presentations about local initiatives and then provide a space for participants to join breakout rooms focused on…

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NEXTransit Meeting #10 – What Investments are Most Important?

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by NEXTransit. This meeting will feature an overview of potential preliminary transit projects followed by a priority ranking exercise.

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NEXTransit Meeting #11 – What Investments are Most Important?

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by NEXTransit. This meeting will feature an overview of potential preliminary transit projects followed by a priority ranking exercise.

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Sunday Sustainability Bash

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Provided by Leaf2Go

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March 2021

Eco-districts

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2021 Spring Lecture Series, Sustainable Municipalities: Innovative Practices and Emerging Trends in the US presented by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology.

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BIOPLASTIC – Hype or Hope?

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented By: — ReImagine Beaver County — Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community — League of Women Voters of PA — Climate Reality Project — Breathe Project Learn how new scientific advancements in this industry may hold promise to phase out fossil fuel and petrochemical-based materials and provide new economic development possibilities. Join our host Dr. Patricia DeMarco for an overview of the circular economy, an intro to the pros and cons of bioplastic, the promise of hemp as a versatile…

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Green Buildings

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Provided by: GreenGov and PSSI Emily Starr will provide an overview of a sampling of green building certification programs available and lead a discussion on the aspects of green building design that consistently produce high performance, as well as high occupant satisfaction.

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Building Economic Resiliency – Small Business Discussion & Forum

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Provided by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission. Soon we will mark one year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), we wanted to take this opportunity to hear from our region’s small business owners and find out where your business stands, one year after COVID and what’s important to you. We and other regional entities want to hear your feedback on current needs and expected future needs. This event and your feedback and will help…

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Building Economic Resiliency – Small Business Discussion & Forum

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Soon we will mark one year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), we wanted to take this opportunity to hear from our region’s small business owners and find out where your business stands, one year after COVID and what’s important to you. We and other regional entities want to hear your feedback on current needs and expected future needs.

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Free Recycling Educational Webinar

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by: Pennsylvania Resources Council In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop.

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CMU Energy Week

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

CMU Energy Week draws CEOs, entrepreneurs, government leaders, academic experts and students together to discuss ways to advance energy technologies and innovations around the world. It’s the largest issue-specific event hosted by a CMU institute where attendees trade expertise, connect to form partnerships and rub elbows with nationally-recognized thought leaders.

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Free Recycling Educational Webinar

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by: Pennsylvania Resources Council In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop.

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Building a Bioplastic Industry

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented By: — ReImagine Beaver County — Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Community — League of Women Voters of PA — Climate Reality Project — Breathe Project Join our host Joanne Martin for a conversation on ReImagine Beaver County and the efforts to create an eco-industrial park to provide clean jobs and economic development initiatives that advance sustainable solutions.

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Women’s History Month Event: Joylette Portlock

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by: Carlow University Join Carlow University and partners as they highlight Joylette Portlock, Ph.D, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh.

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April 2021

Inspire Speakers Series presents Mobility, Health, and Justice in the Clean Transportation Revolution

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$5 - $10

Provided by: Green Building Alliance How can electric vehicle innovations and the advancement of our mobility systems contribute to healthy, thriving, and equitable communities? Where do air quality, transit options, and social equity intersect? In the Pittsburgh region, our transportation systems have evolved from trolleys and inclines to a center of autonomous vehicle research and a hub of electric vehicle growth. Around the country, car companies, utilities, and communities are working to make electric vehicles and charging stations more affordable and…

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(Re) Defining Equity, Equality, and Justice in Community Development

April 6 - April 7

Provided by: Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group The PCRG Community Development Summit creates a unique environment for attendees to not only learn from well-respected, seasoned professionals, but attendees are also encouraged to participate by sharing best practices and proven tactics in the name of progress and to inspire others. The Summit brings together 600+ attendees from nearly a dozen states throughout the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions, representing the entire community development ecosystem: community members, students, for-and non-profit developers, bankers, philanthropists,…

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First Friday Speaker Series: An Infrastructure Discussion with Regional Leaders

April 9 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, is proud to announce our next 2021 First Friday speakers for a discussion with regional leaders about infrastructure. Discussions related to robust infrastructure investment in 2021 continue in Washington and Harrisburg. Regional leaders, including County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania State Representative Austin Davis and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) District 11 Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni, will discuss the current state of play and what is needed to improve our…

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Climate Action Plans for Institutions

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Provided by: GreenGov and PSSI Secretary McDonnell will discuss the Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan and numerous other state initiatives DEP is leading or partnering on to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change impacts that are happening now and projected for the near future. Pennsylvania has ramped up climate actions under the Wolf Administration. Learn what’s underway, where we’re headed, and how you can get involved.

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Free Recycling Educational Webinar

April 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Presented by: Pennsylvania Resources Council In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop.

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Tools and Tactics for Workplace Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Provided by: Sustainable Pittsburgh, CEOs for Sustainability, and Vibrant Pittsburgh Attendees will learn about opportunities to advance DE&I in their workplaces with hands-on resources like the Vibrant Index, Leading Forward Roadmap, and Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks. They will also hear from a panel of chief diversity officers at leading local businesses who will share their experiences and participate in a moderated discussion. Gain practical advice, working knowledge, and tools for measuring progress at this special event. Register today!

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Free Recycling Educational Webinar

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by: Pennsylvania Resources Council In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop.

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Free Recycling Educational Webinar

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by: Pennsylvania Resources Council In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop.

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May 2021

Free Recycling Educational Webinar

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by: Pennsylvania Resources Council In conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program, residents can learn to RECYCLE RIGHT by taking part in a free online workshop.

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11th Annual Sustainability Conference: Building and Planning for a Healthy and Equitable Future

May 6 @ 4:30 pm - May 7 @ 12:30 pm
$25
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