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PCI in the Community

In the last month, PCI has been active at several events, including Park(ing) Day and the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival.

Park(ing) Day

Megan Davis explains PCI on Park(ing) Day, where a variety of organizations created park areas in parking spaces to promote green initiatives. (Photo by James Souder)

At our Park(ing) day table, our hand crank was a physical way to simulate the amount of energy it actually takes to power different kinds of light bulbs. The free bagels and CFL bulbs were a hit!

 

Our trivia wheel at the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival was also quite popular, especially with the younger crowd.

PEC Climate Fellow James Souder representing PCI at the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival. (Photo by Megan Davis)

PEC Climate Fellow James Souder representing PCI at the Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival. (Photo by Megan Davis)

SCA Green Cities Fellow Megan Davis asks trivia questions about water conservation and energy efficiency. (Photo by James Souder)

SCA Green Cities Fellow Megan Davis asks trivia questions about water conservation and energy efficiency. (Photo by James Souder)

 

We enjoyed meeting you and discussing Pittsburgh’s plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. See you next time!

Pop City Highlights the work of Green Cities Corps

Green Cities Corps Sustainability Fellows making mark in local climate, greenhouse gas efforts

The Student Conservation Association’s Green Cities Corps Fellows have been having an impact on the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan and other local environmental efforts since 2008, and Fellows’ projects in 2012 are about to bear fruit. Read more.

 

Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2

The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2 is now final and published electronically in the Resources section of this site.

On March 6, 2012, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously endorsed the implementation of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.  Mayor Luke Ravehstahl signed this resolution on March 12, 2012.  City Council’s full resolution can be downloaded at: http://pittsburgh.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?M=L&ID=15071.

Prepared in 2010 and 2011 by the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative Partners and a wide number of other stakeholders, the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2 reviews the greenhouse gas reduction measures that government, businesses, higher education institutions, and residents in the Pittsburgh region have already undertaken (especially those actions included in the original Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 1).  The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0 also proposes new measures that these sectors can implement in order to help meet the local greenhouse gas reduction target of 20% below 2003 levels by 2023.

The updated Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan follows a framework similar to its predecessor by organizing recommendations in the following sectors: government, business, community, and higher education. Recommendations were developed by the leading committee for each sector, which included the:

Additionally, in this updated Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, the government sector has been expanded to include three City of Pittsburgh Authorities: the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA).