Efficiency & Conservation
Pittsburgh is one of only 25 U.S. cities to be named a Solar America City through the Department of Energy.
Pittsburgh in Transition
Pittsburgh has become a leader in the new energy economy with green jobs and innovations in alternative energy technology.
A Five-Year Benchmark
Pittsburgh releases first follow-up greenhouse gas inventory in September 2010.
News & Updates
Progress towards a Resilient Pittsburgh
June 5, 2015, nearly 160 stakeholders from a diverse range of sectors attended the first Resilient Pittsburgh community outreach event (with many more to come) and laid the foundation for Pittsburgh’s resilience strategy. 100 Resilient Cities -- Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) kicked off the day-long workshop with an introduction to the global network of cities collaboratively striving for resilience, with support from 100RC and a robust platform of strategy partners. Pittsburgh joins 66 other cities around the world who face similar challenges and threats, from inequality to water issues to climate change. The RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh's strategy partner, organized four facilitated exercises which yielded an impressive amount of information, including a hierarchy of the most significant acute shocks and chronic stresses that threaten and challenge Pittsburgh; a diagnosis of the current state of resilience in Pittsburgh; and a stakeholder map of which organizations are contributing to specific aspects of urban resilience. Mayor Peduto spoke about Pittsburgh's inherent resilience as the city has overcome adversity throughout its history, and announced Sustainability Manager Grant Ervin as the Chief Resilience Officer.
Press Conference with Mayor William Peduto, Bryna Lipper of 100 Resilient Cities, and newly-announced Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin
posted 7/01/15 @ 2:19 pm
Pittsburgh – May 11, 2015 — The City of Pittsburgh, BOSS Controls, Carnegie Mellon University and other private entities have joined forces to showcase that it is possible to optimize the human experience with autonomous energy efficiency and demand response load shedding. What was once a concept is now reality and together they are participating in the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) to prove it.
posted 5/19/15 @ 2:41 pm
My Water Pledge is a friendly competition between cities across the US to see who can be the most "water-wise." Currently, Pittsburgh is in third place.
Take the Water Pledge and Help Pittsburgh Come in First!
The I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh Pledge, presented by Sustainable Pittsburgh, is an opportunity for individuals to actively make the Pittsburgh region a better place to live, work, and play.
Take The I Am Sustainable Pittsburgh Pledge and ensure a Sustainable Future in Pgh!
*Participants qualify for prizes including a city parklet and individual awards.
Pledge Period Ends April 30th.
posted 4/22/15 @ 7:52 am
Nominations are being accepted for Volunteer of the Year and Neighborhood of the Year, and should highlight those who go above and beyond to keep our City beautiful. Anyone interested in submitting a nomination should visit http://prc.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form.
Please click here.
posted 4/14/15 @ 12:58 pm
Inspire Lecture Series
posted 3/05/15 @ 1:40 pm
Green Workplace Challenge
posted 3/05/15 @ 1:39 pm
Mayor Peduto on the History of Green Innovation in Pittsburgh
posted 3/05/15 @ 1:38 pm
Take your Christmas Tree to a designated City Drop-Off location. View the info here.
posted 12/24/14 @ 10:55 am
The New Year brings new recycling rules and opportunities for the City and our residents. From new drop-off locations, to recycling guidelines, to new bins in neighborhood business disricts, find out the latest news and information - including how much YOUR neighborhood recycled last year - here.
Find your trash, bulk pick-up and recycling pick-up schedules here.
posted 1/01/14 @ 12:00 am
New Rules for Curbside Electronic Waste Removal
Due to a mandatory state law, beginning January 1, 2013, the City is no longer legally permitted to collect TVs, computers and computer parts at the curb. This new law seeks to keep harmful metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury out of the waste stream. These items must be taken to an electronics retail store or a sponsored drop-off location. Some retailers have already begun to recycle these items. Please check the inside pages for a list of local retailers.
For more information on the new law, or a more comprehensive list of recyclers, visit the State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website at dep.state.pa.us, or call their toll-free hotline at 1-800-346-4242.
posted 1/07/13 @ 12:00 am