Join the ever growing number of groups in Southwestern PA whose work includes preventing, mitigating, or adapting to climate change.  If you would like to be added to this page please contact us.



accan_allyToday, Neville Island is home to many industrial facilities, including two chemical plants and coke works that emit a significant portion of the total amount of air pollution in Allegheny County. Over 50,000 residents live on and around Neville Island. Many citizens grew tired of waiting for the government to take action on these polluters. Thus, Allegheny County Clean Air was established.


sierra_allyMembers of the Allegheny Group of Sierra Club may become involved in various conservation committees that work on such issues as air quality, clean water, endangered species, oil and gas, public lands, recycling and political education. 


 adp_allyThe Allegheny Defense Project is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the wild forests and rivers of the Allegheny Plateau and the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), Pennsylvania’s only national forest.


   alt_ally  Allegheny Land Trust is an
independent Pennsylvania nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 1993 to protect land of natural value in and adjacent to Allegheny County. 


 The assoc_priests_allyAssociation of Pittsburgh Priests is a Diocesan-wide organization of ordained and non-ordained women and men who act on our baptismal call to be priests and prophets. Our mission is to carry out a ministry of justice and renewal, rooted in the Gospel and spirit of Vatican II, in ourselves, the Church and the world.   


cwa_ally Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and solve environmental and community. CWA on Facebook


ccj_ally The Center for Coalfield Justice mission is to improve policy and regulations for the oversight of fossil fuel extraction and use; to educate, empower and organize coalfield citizens; and to protect public and environmental health. 


 ccl_ally Citizen’s Climate Lobby–Pittsburgh is a non partisan, non-profit volunteer group of citizens empowered to create political will to address our climate crisis.  


Communitopia envisions a fossil-free energy future in a world that has minimized the effects of global warming as much as possible. To accomplish this, we want to empower everyone to help shape the conversation, learn the facts, find solutions and create energy-smart communities. 


lcv_ally For forty years, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has filled a unique niche in the environmental community – working to pass laws that will protect the environment and to elect environmental candidates to support such policies. 


divestpgh_allyIn recognition of our shared principles, Divest Pittsburgh calls on Pittsburgh’s Mayor, City Council, and Pension Board to protect our futures by doing the following:

  • Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels.
  • Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.


  TMCEJ_ally  The Environmental Justice Committee of the Thomas Merton Center is one of four committees generated by the Thomas Merton Center. We believe that the health of the Earth Community is the primary responsibility of every person, every community and every nation. 


  ff_pitt_ally  The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition is calling for divestment from companies listed on the “Carbon Under ground 200” list, which entails selling these companies’ stocks and committing to never investing in them again. 


  gasp_ally Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) is a non-profit citizens’ group in Southwestern Pennsylvania working for a healthy, sustainable environment. Founded in 1969, GASP has been a diligent watchdog, educator, litigator, and policy-maker on many environmental issues, with a focus on air quality in the Pittsburgh region.


  green_sanc_ally The Green
Sanctuary Program
provides a path for congregational study, reflection, and action in response to environmental challenges. The Green Sanctuary Program, now in its sixth edition, partners with congregations to address climate change and environmental justice. Congregations that complete the program are
accredited as Green Sanctuaries in recognition of their service and dedication to the Earth.


  mob_ally  Marcellus Outreach Butler is
a 501(c)(3) organization.  Founded in 2010, our Mission is to
provide a strong, credible voice to protect the health and safety of our communities from the effects of the natural gas drilling and preserve the resources of clean water and air for our communities…


  marcellusprotest_ally  Marcellus
Shale Protest
is an information clearing house about Marcellus Shale gas drilling and activism and related issues.   


  moms_caf_ally Moms are uniting to come out in strength for our kids’ right to clean air — just as our parents fought for us, forty years ago, to get the Clean Air Act signed into law by President Richard Nixon. Moms Clean Air Force is nonpartisan–because clean air should be more important than politics. 


 yough_river_ally  The Mountain Watershed Association –Youghiogheny Riverkeeper is dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds.  We have a unique approach in that we pursue on-theground restoration of past damage while also advocating on local issues (primarily coal and shale gas extraction) as well as regional and national issues that have a local impact. 


  nat_abounds_ally Nature Abounds™, a national 501c3 non-profit organization, encourages you to Unplug from the societal “norms”, Wake Up to the natural world around you, and to Take Action for a healthier environment.   


nvp_ally New Voices Pittsburgh is a grassroots Human Rights organization for women of color, led by women of color and about women of color. We utilize the Reproductive Justice framework as an innovative strategy to specifically engage Black women and girls in community organizing for lasting social change. 


  9mirun_ally   Nine Mile Run Watershed Association supports residents’ efforts to implement innovative solutions to storm water problems, provide citizen training for urban ecological stewardship, and act as an information clearinghouse about key watershed issues.  


 1pgh_ally Before our public schools and colleges are shut down, before we lose one more bus route, before unemployment benefits are cut – OnePittsburgh is going to make rich corporations like General Electric, Comcast and Marcellus Shale drillers like Exxon pay their fair share. Together we can do what we cannot do alone. We’re standing up for a city that works for all.   


  penn_env_ally PennEnvironment is your state environmental group – protecting the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment. What’s our key to winning? People like you. Stand up for clean air, clean water and the open spaces you care for.  


 penn_future PennFuture works to create a just future where nature, communities, and the economy thrive. We enforce environmental laws and advocate for the transformation of public policy, public opinion, and the marketplace to restore and protect the environment, safeguard public health, and reduce the consequences of climate change within Pennsylvania and beyond.


  piin_allyWhen Christians, Jews, Muslims, Unitarians, and other brothers
and sisters in faith heed the call of our faiths to join God in the great work of justice, we are a powerful force!
PIIN is Many Faiths – One Vision. 


  pa_against_ally Pennsylvanians
Against Fracking
is a statewide coalition of groups representing a diversity of issues, backgrounds and locations, united in the mission of achieving a ban on fracking in the commonwealth. 


  pgh_united_allyPittsburgh UNITED strives to advance social and economic justice in Pittsburgh by fighting for family sustaining jobs and equitable economic development. 



  matanzas_sister_ally Pittsburgh-Matanzas Sister City PartnershipTo create an opportunity for the people of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities and the people of the City of Matanzas and surrounding communities, to build respectful people-to-people institutional, cultural, educational, business, and other mutually agreed upon beneficial exchanges and relationships. 


  pgh_transit_ally PITTSBURGHERS FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT is a grassroots organization of transit riders, drivers and supporters that work together to win the Transit Bill of Rights for all residents of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Region…  



 po_parks_allyProtect Our Parks is a broad coalition of individuals,  grassroots groups, and environmental organizations, working to prevent toxic fracking of the public parks in Allegheny County (Pennsylvania).


 seiu_ally We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society. 


  SP, allegheny logo_lc_rough Over the next two years, Solarize
will launch multiple 16-week local community campaigns. We’re expanding solar across our county by making the purchase of solar more affordable and convenient for residents and businesses.  

    sustain_pgh_ally   Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making for the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses. 


  swpaehp_ally The Southwest
Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP)
is a nonprofit
environmental health organization created to assist and support Washington County residents who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by natural gas drilling activities.


  flood_ally Three Rivers Rising Tide was formed as the Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective in spring of 2010
out of a desire to develop a more radical response to the climate crisis and environmental injustice as they manifest in Pittsburgh and throughout our region.




Tree Pittsburgh is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City’s vitality by restoring and protecting the urban forest through tree maintenance, planting, education and advocacy.  


   ufcw_ally The United Food & Commercial Workers union is founded on workers empowering workers to unite and find their voice. We are made up of more than 1.3 million people working primarily in grocery and retail stores, and in the food processing and meat packing industries. Together, we are proud to put the food on America’s tables.  


for a Healthy Environment
is a group of women united by a passion for learning more about the environmental topics raised at the Women’s Health & the Environment conferences, a free event sponsored by Teresa Heinz, The Heinz Endowments and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. 


  GBA_ally Green Building Alliance (GBA) is the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, proudly serving three branches: Greater Pittsburgh, Laurel Highlands, and Northwest Pennsylvania. 


  cci_ally Founded in 1978 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, CCI’s mission is to promote responsible energy and resource use in homes and buildings.  


Impact Team of Chatham University
is the sub-chapter of the Net Impact Chapter of Chatham University. Our purpose is to bring both awareness and motivation to students about current environmental and social justice issues by taking action through organizing and participating in campaigns and projects that advocate for change.   



EQT Corporation is the largest natural gas producer in the United States. Headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, EQT pours money into countless non-profits and community events in order to buy a social license to exploit the environment. EQT also contributes large sums of money to political candidates.
SayNo2EQT is a joint campaign of several environmental and community organizations that are working to end the pervasive power and influence that EQT Corporation has in our region.


And, of course, yours truly, 350 Pittsburgh.  We are working to address climate crisis issues in Western PA and wherever we can have an impact.  We are a member of an international organization building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.