Pittsburgh Sustainability Events October Calendar

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

National Energy Efficiency Day

  • When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – All Day
  • Organizer: Collaboration of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups including American Council for an Energy-Efficient Econony (ACEEE), Advanced Energy Economy, Alliance to Save Energy, etc.
  • Type of Event: Day of Action
  • Description: On October 2, 2019, a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities and others will showcase the benefits of energy efficiency during the 4th annual nationwide Energy Efficiency Day
  • Link: https://www.energyefficiencyday.org/

Downtown Green Building Tour

  • When: Saturday, October 5, 2019 form 11am- 12:30pm
  • Organizer: Green Building Alliance
  • Type of Event: Walking Tour
  • Description: Join Green Building Alliance for a walking tour in Downtown showcasing how some of Pittsburgh’s most recognizable buildings are pursuing high performance and sustainability
  • Link: https://www.showclix.com/event/downtown-green-building-tour

Household Chemical Collection Event at Bradys Run Park Recycling Center, Beaver County

National Green Infrastructure Certification Program

  • When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Organizer: Penn State Center Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority (PWSA)
  • Type of Event: Educational Event
  • Description: This certificate program covers the design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure relating to the Pennsylvania Best Management Practices (PA BMP) manual. It includes class lectures, field tours, and discussions about specific green stormwater issues around southwest Pennsylvania
  • Link: https://sustainablepittsburgh.org/event/national-green-infrastructure-certification-program-5/

Harvest of Health Wellness Expo

  • When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Organizer: Heritage Valley Health System & Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants
  • Type of Event: Public Expo
  • Description: The Expo will feature dozens of exhibitors that share the following: free food and product samples, health screenings, cooking & fitness demonstrations, local vendors & farmers, etc.
  • Link: https://sustainablepghrestaurants.org/site/event/harvest-of-health-wellness-expo/

Native Plant and Sustainability Conference

  • When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Organizer: Phipps Conservatory
  • Type of Event: Conference
  • Description: The annual Native Plant and Sustainability Conference brings together national experts for an engaging one-day forum on plants, landscapes and our role as environmental stewards. Topics this year include how to build beautiful landscapes that support the ecosystems we depend on
  • Link: https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/calendar/detail/native-plant-and-sustainability-conference