Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh’s sustainable food information site! This site was designed to fulfill one of the key metrics of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 3.0: making information about sustainable activities more accessible.
The Climate Action Plan 3.0 takes a new approach toward climate-change mitigation. Action plans and strategies are presented around six key areas; Energy Generation & Distribution, Buildings & End Use Efficiency, Transportation & Land Use, Waste & Resource Recovery, Food & Agriculture, and Urban Ecosystems. While each area has specific goals and actions, there is significant overlap among many of the action areas which create a more holistic plan which provides opportunities for the greatest impact. Coordination across sectors will yield the greatest benefits.
Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
The City of Pittsburgh realizes that food is important due to increasing urbanization, social inequality, public health and environmental stressors. We have joined together with 163 cities from around the globe in a commitment “to develop sustainable food systems that are inclusive, resilient, safe, and diverse, that provide healthy and affordable food to all people in a human rights-based framework”. These efforts will be enhanced by public, private, and non-profit cooperation and collaboration. The Pact focuses on short turn efforts to prevent hunger as well as long term systematic changes to reduce food insecurity and improve residents’ health.