Announcing Pittsburgh Earth Day

Thursday, April 20th - Saturday, April 22nd

Pittsburgh goes green Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22, 2017 during a citywide celebration of Pittsburgh Earth Day. Market Square, Fourth Avenue, the Fairmont Hotel, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, The Tower at PNC Plaza, and Coterie Company will host exciting events showcasing local artists, musicians and the city’s leaders in green projects and programs to highlight the accomplishments from Steel to Sustainable.

Pittsburgh's story of transformation from an industrial zone to a 'green' city gives the region much to celebrate. In the eyes of local, regional, and national admirers, Pittsburgh has become a hub for green innovations, sustainable design, LEED-certified buildings, and vibrant economy. Pittsburgh touts the first green college residence hall, the world's first and largest gold LEED®-certified convention center, and one of the greenest high-rises ever built, among other notable "firsts ".

Pittsburgh Earth Day is made possible by sponsors including Acrobatique Creative, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Millcraft Investments, Piatt Sotheby’s, PNC Bank, Peoples Gas, Carmeuse, Alcosan, Port Authority, Dollar Bank, Chipotle, Baierl Subaru, The Yards at 3 Crossings, The Falk School of Sustainability & Environment at Chatham University, Great Lakes Brewing, IKEA, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Levin Furniture, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Solar City, Pennsylvania American Water, Blume Honey Water, and Renewal by Anderson along with many community partners.

“We’re evolving the city’s reputation from steel to sustainable,” says Ronda Zegarelli, president of Acrobatique Creative and Co-founder of Pittsburgh Earth Day. “Pittsburgh Earth Day’s goal is to bring together the community to showcase the progression of our city as a leader in green innovation.”

Pittsburgh Earth Day Festivities

On Thursday, April 20th at 7PM (VIP 6PM - 7PM), Richard Parsakian’s Ecolution Fashion Show  will kick off the weekend of green celebration at the Fairmont Hotel with eco-friendly couture on one of Pittsburgh’s most unique runways.

Pittsburgh Earth Day gets down to business on April 21st with the Sustainability Breakfast  at 8AM with local leaders discussing the future of green innovation in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The PNC Sustainable Lunch + Learn  luncheon follows at 12PM at The Tower at PNC Plaza in the James E. Rohr Auditorium. Environmental festivities continue for lunch with the Solar Powered Food and Fashion Truck Festival  from 11AM to 2PM on both Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd on Fourth Avenue adjacent to Market Square and PPG. Paint the Square Green in Market Square will take place from 11AM to 5PM on both Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd and will feature a world market with a mix of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, along with organic and educational vendors and live music. All free and open to the public! Festival goers who are 21 years of age or older can choose to drink for a cause by participating in the Great Lakes Brewing Sustainable Sips Pub Crawl on Saturday, April 22nd taking place at participating restaurants in Market Square.

The Pittsburgh Earth Day finale occurs on Saturday, April 22nd from 7PM to 10PM (VIP 6PM - 7PM) with ‘La Vie en Vert’, a special Earth to Table dinner celebration to commemorate the annual three-day sustainable festival. The event will take place at Coterie Company, Pittsburgh’s newest female forward coworking space in the Frick building Penthouse.

 Pittsburgh Earth Day 2017's newest initiative includes Earth to Table, a new ongoing culinary theme which aims to collaborate with leading sustainable Pittsburgh restaurants to create diverse dishes delectably created from only the freshest, healthiest locally sourced produce. Visit the Foodie tab on our website to find our full list of participating restaurants.

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