Choose Your Own Adventure! Earth Day Volunteer Event and Net-Zero Energy Building Tour

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 with 20 million Americans taking part.  The movement that followed is often credited for the passage of environmental laws that protect health and safety, preserve natural environments and enable responsible economic growth.  Now, more than 1 billion people take part in Earth Day activities across the globe every year. 

Choose Your Own Adventure!

Options abound for this workshop.  Get your hands dirty, enjoy a family-friendly picnic lunch, take a tour.  Join Sustainable Pittsburgh for a unique point-earning opportunity that gives you the flexibility to select the activity that fits your schedule and your interests.  Those who wish are encouraged to join the Forest Hills community Earth Day clean-up, and earn points in the Challenge under action Q20: Volunteer with local organizations.  The clean-up will be followed by a picnic, where Sustainable Pittsburgh will honor the 2018 first-quarter ribbon-earners!  Afterward, tour Forest Hills’ recently-completed borough building, featuring net-zero energy operation, storm water management landscaping, and locally-sourced materials.    

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1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Kickoff and Clean-up

Meet at Westinghouse Lodge, 799 Barclay Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Return from Clean-up Site for Picnic

Westinghouse Lodge, 799 Barclay Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Forest Hills Clean-up Awards

Forest Hills Borough Environmental Advisory Council

4:15 – 4:30 pm Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge: First Quarterly Ribbon Awards

Autumn Secrest, Sustainable Business Programs Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tour of Forest Hills new Net-Zero Municipal Building

4400 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Register Here (Free)

SP Challenge Actions

SP Challenge participants who attend can earn points for actions:

EA30: Attend SP Challenge Workshops (1 to 50 points)

EA31: Take a sustainability field trip (1 to 10 points)

Challenge participants joining the volunteer clean-up effort will earn points under action,

Q20: Volunteer with local organizations (5 to 50 points).

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