The Green Workplace Challenge is now the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge

After four years of eye-popping impacts from more than 250 businesses and organizations competing in the Green Workplace Challenge, Sustainable Pittsburgh changed the name of the competition to better honor the extraordinary work of participants. In 2018, we welcomed participants for the first time to the newly named Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge! 

The change results from the recognitition that many of the actions in this competition go well beyond the realm of “green.” The number of submissions of social equity and workplace diversity actions now rival those related to waste and recycling! Of course, the multitude of green actions remains available to participants in the Master Playbook. The Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge (SP Challenge) encourages participants to take their efforts further, with the inclusion of a full spectrum of sustainable business practices encompassing the 3 Es: Environment, Equity, and Economy. We eliminated the term, “workplace” from the name of the program in recognition of the broad reach many participating organizations have beyond their immediate workplace.  For example, municipalities and nonprofit organizations often impact both the workplace and their community through policy and action.

All organizations of all sizes are urged to participate: businesses, municipalities, nonprofits, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. With no fee to sign up, being part of the SP Challenge sets your organization on the path to savings, engaged employees, positive impacts, recognition, and fun.  Learn more and register your organization here: spchallenge.org/register.  It’s time to Compete, Save, and Win!

Check out the 2018 Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge press release.

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