The 350 Pittsburgh Climate Emergency Team encourages local elected officials, business leaders, and cultural institutions to adequately address the dangers of climate change.
When in 2020 we recognized that Allegheny County did not have a climate action plan we began discussions with Council Member Anita Prizio. This led to the creation of a county Sustainability Commission charged with overseeing the creation of an Allegheny County Climate Action Plan. We will monitor and continue to support the Commission, knowing that a successful plan will depend on a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, adherence to significant objectives and timelines, full transparency, and environmental justice.
In the second half of 2021 the team will examine to what extent Pittsburgh’s prominent cultural institutions give recognition to climate change and how deficiencies can be remedied. In recognition of the fact that much can be achieved at the grassroots level, we are also interested in supporting smaller municipalities that do not yet have a climate action plan.
If you are interested in helping to move our region to a greener place we would love to hear from you at … [email protected].