Pittsburgh Sustainability Events January Calendar

Check out what’s going on around town in the month of January!

Class: Simply Sustainable

  • When: Friday, January 10, 2020 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Organizer: Fern Hollow Nature Center and Chatham University
  • Type of Event: Class
  • Description: Start your year off right by planning for a sustainable future! Learn easy lifestyle hacks that have a big impact – led by Chatham University students.
  • Link: https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200018643079039

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

  • When: Friday & Saturday, January 24-25, 2020 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm on the 24th and 8:30am – 6:00pm on the 25th
  • Organizer: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Type of Event: Conference
  • Description: The Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit is a two-part event. The Opening Ceremony is on Friday night at Union Project, and the Summit is a full day of workshops on Saturday. The Summit workshops and panels will be held at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The Summit’s goal is to underscore the necessity re-evaluating our respective histories, specifically colonization, how it has caused widespread dehumanization and exploitation throughout global and local history, and its link to modern racial justice issues. Workshops and panels will confront historical and modern racial issues, including social, economic, political, immigration, and environmental justice.
  • Link: http://pittsburghracialjusticesummit.org/

Discussion: 2020 Green Building Trend Watch

  • When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Organizer: Green Building Alliance (GBA)
  • Type of Event: Workshop
  • Description: Join GBA staff for an overview of notable trends in the green building industry. Speakers Kara Magoolaghan and Leslie Montgomery will discuss topics such as but not limited to: standards and rating systems, climate demand, social and equitable benefits, and obstacles/challenges facing the industry. We’ll also provide a brief overview of where we stand in our region and opportunities to take part in the movement to a sustainable future. (Registration required)
  • Link: https://www.go-gba.org/events/green-building-trend-watch/

Forum: Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities

  • When: Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 8:00am – 12:30pm
  • Organizer: Sustainable Pittsburgh
  • Type of Event: Community Forum
  • Description: Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities is a forum tailored for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and municipal community leaders who are seeking funding, financing, and procurement options for their audiences. Conversations on energy reduction, carbon emission reduction, and renewable energy will be featured, as well as an optional tour of Mill 19, a former brownfield site revolutionized into a green facility. (Registration required)
  • Link: https://sustainablepittsburgh.org/event/energy-smart-operations-from-fleets-to-facilities/