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ALCOSAN Tours the Negley Run Watershed

Last week 15 staff and Board members of ALCOSAN took a two hour tour of the Negley Run Watershed to learn from residents why they are urging ALCOSAN to adopt a green first strategy for solving the sewage in the … Continue reading

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Pitt Graduate Student Projects Make the Case For Green Solutions for Pittsburgh’s Sewage Overflow Problems

This Spring term was a big one for students promoting a green first approach to solving our region’s sewage overflow problems. Projects by students from the Master of Social Work Program and the Katz School Woodcock Fellowship highlighted college students’ … Continue reading

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Four Mile Run Green Infrastructure Victory and Next Steps

By Tom Hoffman of the Sierra Club Last Fall in a packed meeting room in the Sixth Presbyterian Church in Squirrel Hill, 75 Pittsburgh residents gathered to hear about the long range importance of building the Four Mile Run green … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Sarah Daren of Ohio University: Engineering Developments in Clean Drinking Water and Green Infrastructure

Sarah Daren has been a consultant for startups in the wellness industry, wearable technology and health education. She implements her health knowledge into every aspect of her life with a focus on making America a healthier and safer place for … Continue reading

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ALCOSAN’s GROW Program a Good Start but More Investment Needed

Recently through a program called the GROW Program, ALCOSAN awarded the approximately $9 million in grants to support source reduction and green infrastructure projects throughout their service area. This program is a good first step towards developing a region-wide, green … Continue reading

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Serria Club and Clean Rivers Campaign Join CUSP Workshop

In Pittsburgh, the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership program, housed in the Carnegie Museum held a three hour Green Infrastructure Communication Workshop for organizations involved in installation and planning for GI projects. Tom Hoffman represented the Sierra Club and the … Continue reading

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Advocates Praise the City’s Clean and Green Plan

Following years of research and planning, Mayor Peduto and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority have released a complete Clean and Green plan for Pittsburgh. Read the full plan here and make sure to send your comments to PWSA here! … Continue reading

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Mayor Peduto Releases “Clean and Green” Plan to Stop Flooding and CSOs

On September 26th at a City Council post-agenda on flooding issues, Mayor Bill Peduto along with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, unveiled the City’s Clean and Green plan to prevent flooding and solve our region’s sewer overflow problems! The … Continue reading

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Regional Leaders Tell the EPA “We Need Clean Water, Green Infrastructure Now”

With the deadline to sign our region’s EPA Consent Decree fast approaching, eighty five local municipal and elected officials, organizational leaders, and faith leaders from all over the region have signed a letter to the EPA asking that the Consent … Continue reading

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Lunch and Learn with Tim Duggan and Christine Mondor

On June 30th, the Clean Rivers Campaign hosted a Lunch and Learn for the Campaign’s endorsing organizations and partner municipalities at the Energy Innovation Center. Landscape architect and previous Beyond Tunnel Vision speaker, Tim Duggan of Phronesis Design and Christine … Continue reading

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