Breathe Project is a clearinghouse for information on air quality in Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. We use the best available science and technology to better understand the quality of the air we breathe and provide opportunities for citizens to engage and take action.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Pittsburgh
The purpose of Citizens' Climate Lobby is to 1) create the political will for a stable climate, and 2) to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.
We are a non-partisan, non-profit volunteer group of citizens empowered to create political will to address our climate crisis.
We meet monthly to learn, empower, and support our member-partners to “flex our citizen muscles” and take actions to work with the media, our communities, and members of Congress to to promote a sustainable climate.
OnePgh - City Government Resilience Strategy
OnePGH is the strategy for Pittsburgh to thrive in the 21st century as a city of engaged, empowered and coordinated neighbors. Pittsburgh will be resilient when our city is livable for all residents. OnePGH establishes a bold vision for the city, building on recent successes and a wealth of community assets, while directly confronting the complex challenges that we all continue to face.
1. People. Empower all residents to contribute to diverse, thriving, inclusive, innovative, and supportive communities.
2. Place. Use land and infrastructure to benefit all, increase cohesion, connectivity, public, ecological health, and protect against risks.
3. Planet. Achieve long-term environmental health through wise stewardship, improved use of our resources, and a reduced carbon footprint.
4. Performance. Work closely with neighbors and partners for improved planning and decision-making.
Pgh is part of the 100RC initiative: http://www.100resilientcities.org/
PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are protecting our air, water and land, and empowering citizens to build sustainable communities for future generations.
The Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club
The Allegheny Group is a part of the Pennsylvania Chapter and covers the region of southwest Pennsylvania. The group has about 5000 members mostly in the Pittsburgh area.
Our Executive Committee meetings are held on the second Monday each month and are open to the public. They are held at the Pittsburgh Sierra Club office at 425 N Craig St in Oakland.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens. Experience industry-leading sustainable architecture and green practices, stunning seasonal flower shows, exclusive commissioned exhibits, renowned orchid and bonsai collections and more. This historic landmark is just a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh in Schenley Park.
Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality as the enduring accountability, bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses.
Through the policy and practice of sustainable development, Southwestern Pennsylvania has a strong economy in which all people can live to their potential, are engaged, and prosper within the means of a clean and healthy environment.
Sustainable development for the region through policy and practice by government and business.
* Sustainable Development – a better way (integrating 3Es)
* Integrity in approach & trusted change agent
* Passion for Southwestern PA – diverse people, resources, region
* Systemic change at scale for the region
* Collaborative in partnerships and public engagement
PennEnvironment’s100% Renewable campaign calls on our slow-moving politicians to stop dragging their feet and start pushing them to step up and lead. It’s time to sweep past the big energy interests — from Big Oil and gas companies like ExxonMobil and Chevron to utilities like Duke Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric, from climate deniers in Congress to the Koch brothers — that are not only standing in the way, but using their financial might and political clout to roll back renewable energy’s progress.
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting Pennsylvania’s environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — building awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about Pennsylvania’s environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the gas companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard, through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Solar United Neighbors - Allegheny County Solar Co-Op
Solar United Neighbors is the only organization in the country dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. Our Pennsylvania program helps people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights.
The Co-op provides unbiased, installer-neutral support to many residential and business participants in the pursuit to go solar. The Co-op takes advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted prices and quality installation.
WHAT IS A SOLAR CO-OP?
We bring homeowners together into a group, or co-op. We provide unbiased, installer-neutral support to co-op participants through each stage of the process of going solar. Our experienced team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed, and how it can be installed on your home.
Co-ops take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Volunteer co-op participants choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides co-op participants a personalized proposal for their consideration.
Not sure if you can afford to go solar? Good news! Residents of the City of Pittsburgh who meet the income requirements can pay for their solar installation with a 0% interest loan through the Pittsburgh Home Rehabilitation Program.
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