July 18th, 2013
Mt. Lebanon Nature Conservancy (MLNC) has been supporting conservation in Mt. Lebanon since 1984. For all of those years they’ve been working diligently to promote the enhancement and careful use of Mt. Lebanon’s green space since their purpose is to promote the enhancement, growth and careful use of Mt. Lebanon’s green space. Because the municipality is mature there is little green space left. As such, MLNC takes their charter for responsibility very seriously. They are also working to foster an appreciation and respect for the environment and for the interdependent relationship that exists between people and nature. Some programs that MLNC has been dedicated to in the recent past involve the preservation of the green space in Mt. Lebanon and to increase public awareness of environmental issues by hosting events such as:
- School in the Park to explore the natural resources within the conservancy’s bird park
- Partnering with area schools and teachers and their respective environmental clubs
- Holding a photography contest entitled Nature in an Urban Setting
And December typically holds a Christmas Bird Count, Direct TV Deals, this year being held on December 19th beginning at 8:00 am at Bird Park fire circle.
May 21st, 2013
If you are a resident of Pittsburgh, then you may have already noticed some of the local initiatives that your neighbors have taken on in regards to living a greener lifestyle as a way of saving the planet. However, if you are not yet partaking in some of these activities or even making efforts to start your own initiative, then now is a great time to start. There are many benefits to going green, after all, and you will end up feeling great once you do.
Going green will not only lead to a Read the rest of this entry »
March 27th, 2013
Pittsburgh residents who may be concerned with the current state of the environment will be delighted to learn that they have many opportunities to live a greener life. Contributing your efforts towards the energy conservation and renewable resources that have the potential to secure a brighter future can be very rewarding. Educating yourself about the many different options and opportunities that you have available to you will ensure that you are able to better direct your efforts. Simple changes in your lifestyle have the potential Read the rest of this entry »
September 19th, 2012
Pittsburgh PA has been doing a great job to position itself as a green city in the future. The city has taken heed to the warnings of environmental catastrophe and global awareness. Businesses are not only realizing but also understanding that what is rebuilt now might well determine Pittsburgh’s success for “green living” in the future.
Many of the new buildings in the city have green design components. In public buildings this includes such items Read the rest of this entry »
September 17th, 2011
Pittsburgh’s future is a green future. Although previously known for manufacturing and the steel industry, Pittsburgh can easily forge a reputation for being one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the United States, if not the world. In fact, the infrastructure that was previously used to move both raw materials and finished products around can easily be modified to move people around, meaning fewer cards on the roads and less pollution.
There is already a huge interest in recycling, with many programs available making it easy Read the rest of this entry »
September 15th, 2011
If you live in Pittsburg and have not done anything to live a greener and sustainable life it is time to start. People seem to miss out on the importance of going green and the impact that it has on the environment. Even little things such as recycling, having your own personal compost in your backyard or saving electricity can make a huge difference. If everyone made these little changes Pittsburg will be a better place. If everyone would take the initiative and do something to make their way of living more sustainable the impact would be huge.
Pittsburg has Read the rest of this entry »
September 11th, 2011
Pittsburg can join every other green activist in the country to create a sustainable future for its families by assisting in impacting the earth positively. A green environment says that individuals care about themselves and where they live and want generations of tomorrow to find a beautiful earth.
Going green is very easy and can involve picking up trash in order to reduce one-s carbon foot print, planting a tree in order to attract rain and planting grass in a dry location. If the city of Philadelphia can implement green laws, so Read the rest of this entry »
September 5th, 2011
It’s no secret Pittsburgh’s not exactly known for being a “green” city but we’re working hard to change that image! If you’re planning a visit or even if you live here check out one of the city’s best parks, as chosen by us. They’re making the place greener in color, at least
Hartwood Acres – Everyone around here has heard of Hartwood and though it’s not right in the city it’s a great place Read the rest of this entry »
April 24th, 2011
Pittsburgh Can Be Green and Sustainable:
One of the key elements of making any city greener is to address how people use transportation. Bicycling is a truly green form of transportation. Encouraging citizens to utilize bicycles as a primary form of transportation is not only green, it is sustainable. Utilizing bicycles to run small errands, grocery shop, or travel short distances to appointments can be a comfortable way of life. The key is to make it easy for people to ride their bikes.
Investing in a bicycle infrastructure is one way to encourage citizens to ride Read the rest of this entry »
April 10th, 2011
There are a number of ways in which any city can become much greener and environment conscious. It is very important for cities to find as many ways as possible to become greener and more environmentally friendly, due to the importance of conservation efforts, and the need to clean up our environment.
One of the most important ways in which Pittsburgh can become a greener city, is through an organized plan of increasing the vegetation within and around the city limits. City planners and managers should plan and organize a method in which city Read the rest of this entry »