Earth Day Volunteer Event and Net-Zero Energy Building Tour
Choose Your Own Adventure!
Options were abound for this FREE workshop. Participants joined Sustainable Pittsburgh for a unique point-earning opportunity that gave them the flexibility to select the activity that fit their schedule and interests. Those who wished joined the Forest Hills community Earth Day clean-up, and earned points in the Challenge under action Q20: Volunteer with local organizations. The clean-up was followed by a picnic, where Sustainable Pittsburgh honored the 2018 first-quarter ribbon-earners! Afterward, there was a tour of Forest Hills’ recently-completed borough building, featuring net-zero energy operation, storm water management landscaping, and locally-sourced materials.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
About the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge
A yearlong, friendly competition for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and local governments, the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge engages employees and measures improvements in the areas of energy, water, waste, transportation, social equity and more.
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
SP Challenge Actions
SP Challenge participants who attended earned points for actions:
EA30: Attend SP Challenge Workshops (1 to 50 points)
EA31: Take a sustainability field trip (1 to 10 points)
Challenge participants that joined the volunteer clean-up effort earned points under action,
Q20: Volunteer with local organizations (5 to 50 points).