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Governor Wolf Takes Executive Action to Combat Climate Change, Carbon Emissions

Gov. Wolf Press Release, Oct. 3, 2019. Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today took executive action instructing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaboration among nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change while generating economic growth. (More...)

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This startup is going to put one of the world’s largest sustainable greenhouses in coal country

By Adele Peters FastCompany, June 10, 2019. [350Pgh note:  Now this is the kind of industrial technology from the Netherlands that we like to see, lots of land available in Beaver County…..    Note also that 5th Season is building a  large vertical farm  in Braddock, PA using technology from CMU.] AppHarvest is building a 60-acre greenhouse (More...)

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CMU Provost Announces New Sustainability Initiative

September 9, 2019.   James H. Garrett, Jr., Provost, Carnegie Mellon University. “Dear Members of the Carnegie Mellon Community, I am pleased to announce the creation of a new campus-wide Sustainability Initiative. This initiative will be organized around objectives that strengthen our university’s commitment to sustainability; elevate Carnegie Mellon’s engagement with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development (More...)

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Pittsburgh mayor introduces energy efficiency legislation

Katie Pyzyk , SmartCities Dive, Sept. 4, 2019. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto introduced legislation to the city council yesterday that would require government buildings to be net-zero energy efficient, meaning they produce as much energy as they consume. The proposed ordinance would cover all new buildings or those undergoing renovation. So far there is not a (More...)

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Pittsburgh Climate Strike

Please Join Us for the Pittsburgh Climate Strike Friday, September 20, 2019 Pittsburgh City County Building 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 12:00 -1:30 PM – Rally, speakers, entertainment, and info tables 1:30 – 4:00 PM – Continue the strike by talking with others about next steps   For more details email: [email protected] or see (More...)