Climate change and related topics in Pennsylvania:
Install a programmable thermostat and set your water heater to 120º.
Switch to CFLs
Start a compost pile.
Bike to work.
|Plant trees: Here are some great reasons to hug trees.|
|Reduce bulk mail: Slim down that bulk!|
Blitz your neighborhood.
Tackle energy stealers.
Materials from the Tackle-A-Stealer Challenge:
|Oakland Winter Blitz|
With some outstanding volunteers from Pitt's Free the Planet, Oakland residents (many of them Pitt students themselves) were surprised in early December to receive bags full of green goodies. Many volunteers also acted as directors in the making of this short video of the blitz:
See how your actions added up with others in this region.
Special thanks to those who helped make the Mount Washington, Lawrenceville, Northside, Friendship, and Oakland Neighborhood Blitzes great.
|Congratulations to our Youth Community Partners at the Kingsley Association, Propel Andrew Street High School, and Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy!|
They learned about and assessed environmental concerns in their schools and neighborhoods. After studying how food, waste, and water influenced their impact on climate change, they worked to find healthier and more environmentally friendly solutions and alternatives.