Calendar of Events
April 2011 Event Details
April 16, 2011, 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walks & Workshops on Earth Day 2011
Celebrate nature through walks and workshops on Earth Day! Join us at the Frick Environmental Center located at 2005 Beechwood Boulevard in Squirrel Hill.
April 16, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join WYEP and The Allegheny Front for a series of interactive, green workshops around the city. From incorporating outdoor activities into your life to learning how to green your home, we'll expose you to new ideas for a healthier you and a greener community. Visit the website for new developments and to purchase tickets. This event will feature Doug Oster, Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer. He's also the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Backyard Gardender and co-host/producer of The Organic Gardeners Radio show every Sunday morning on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. He'll spend 2 hours helping you to plan your native, pesticide-free garden. Visit http://wyep.org/events/event.php?event_id=1963 for tickets.
April 21, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sense of Wonder Plant Sale and Garden Party
Please join Joy Braunstein, Executive Director, in celebrating Earth Day with a very special guest, Doug Oster. This Emmy Award winning documentary film maker, Post Gazette columnist, author, radio personality and environmental activist will be on hand at the plant sale from 4:00 p.m. on. He will sign books, tells stories and provide advice to gardeners of all experience levels. Early bird plant sale shoppers should arrive at 2:00 p.m. for the best selection. At 5:00 p.m. we welcome our members and encourage those who would like to be members that evening, to join us for light hors d'oeuvre and wine while we present The Sense of Wonder Award and announce the raffle winners of a in-home Master Gardener consultation. Raffle tickets are 10/1 and 25/3. Dress in casual garden attire and comfortable foot-wear so that you can enjoy all of what the Homestead has to offer. Parking is available on Marion Avenue. Master Gardeners will be on hand as well to share their advice and experience and to help us find a Sense of Wonder in designing, planting and tening our own gardens. We look forward to enjoying this special Earth Day event with you.
April 22, 2011, 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
"Carbon Nation" Public Screening
Tired of the doom-and-gloom news about climate change? "Carbon Nation" is an insprirational, optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment. This event is FREE and open to the public!
April 22, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Towards a Sustainable Pensylvania
Speakers include: Former head of DEP John Hanger, economist Dr. Tim Kelsey (PSU), energy expert Dr. Michael Griffin (CMU), environmental expert Dr. John Stolz (DU), environmental expert Jon Laughner (PSU), health expert Dr. Charles Christen (Pitt), legal expert Ben Price (CELDF), economist Paul Dudenas (PIOGA), consulting geologist Dan Billman, & others.
April 22, 2011, 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Cocktails bY Candlelight
In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Fairmont Pittsburgh will host Cocktails by Candlelight. Enjoy specialty "green" cocktails at Andy's and live acoustic jazz music in the candle-lit lobby. The atmosphere can't be matched!
April 22 - May 1, 2011
Honor Earth Day/Arbor Day at Phipps
Phipps is the perfect place to honor the beauty of the earth this month. Make your way through our Tropical Forest Conservatory, the most sustainable of its kind in the world, and grab a bite to eat in our Green Restaurant Certified café, located in our LEED-Certified Silver Welcome Center
April 23, 2011, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Green Lifestyles Expo
Celebrate Earth Day at the Green Lifestyles Expo at The Mall at Robinson. The Pennsylvania Resources Council and its partners will Go Green on Saturday, April 23 with an action-packed schedule of free activities including games, education, eco-fashions and a chance to will a $1,000 green home makeover. Green Lifestyles Expo is sponsored by Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), The Mall at Robbinson, Conservation Consultantts, Inc. (CCI), Highmark Blue Cros Blue Shield, Liliput Homes, NOVA Chemicals, Littlearth, PA American Water and NewsRadio 1020 KDKA. For more information and to register for the Green Home Makeover, visit www.prc.org or www.shoprobinsonmall.com or call PRC at 412-488-7490, Ext. 246.
April 23, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PGH Mini-Climate Ride
A sustainability bike tour and fundraiser in support of the Brita Climate Ride NYC-DC 2011 - http://www.climateride.org/. Come celebrate Earth Day and Pittsburgh's thriving environmental community with a bike tour of the Steel City and its leading sustainability-focused nonprofits and businesses. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Climate Ride - a 300-mile charity biking event from NYC-DC to raise awareness of climate change, renewable energy and the power of bikes! Where: The ride will begin and end at OTB Bicycle Cafe, 2518 E. Carson Street, South Side. Tour spots and sponsors include CCI, Bike PGH, Tree Pittsburgh, Grow Pittsburgh, East End Brewing Company, Transition PGH and more! Ride Registration: 1:00 p.m. in front of OTB Cafe - Lunch and drink specials provided all day to Mini-Climate Riders so come early if you're hungry! **Suggested donation (includes rid, snacks and After Party): $15 before April 16, $20 on April 23rd** To Register: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: name, email, # of riders, and preferred method of donation (Credit Card or Cash/Check) You'll receive instructions on how to donate and confirm your registration from there. Route: The ride will be an approximately 15-mile loop, starting and ending at OTB Bicycle Cafe in South Side. Though it may sound long, there will be plenty of stops along the way including snacks and beverages! This will be a friendly group ride so all riders welcome (though its Pittsburgh - expect at least one hill)
April 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Hazelwood Arbor Day Celebration
To stress the importance of protecting the environment, representatives from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Tree Pittsburgh will help school children in Hazelwood make their neighborhood a little greener. In honor of National Arbor day, the group will plant a beautiful tree at CLP Hazelwood. The Library's Arbor Day celebration will also include activities for children of all ages, featuring stories, songs, crafts and seed-planting to provide a hands-on way of showing appreciation for nature. For more information on other Arbor Day events, please visit http://www.carnegielibrary.org or call (412) 622-3114
April 30, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Safely dispose of unwanted medications Saturday, April 30, 2011 at The Mall at Robinson. Acceptable items include: Prescription medications including both controlled and non controlled substances and over the counter medications. For more information visit www.zerowastepgh.org or call 412-488-7452. This event is part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Presenting sponsor: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
April 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Earth Day in Mt. Lebanon
There's so much to do this Earth Day in Mt. Lebanon that you probably will not get to do it all during the four-hour fesitval, but it will be lots of fun trying. This year's event is Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mt. Lebanon Park. Admission is free, and so are many of the family-oriented activities, from music to crafts to demonstrations of green technologies. There's an emphasis on a water matter this year - check out Stormwater Central at the event. The headliner this year is the new Nissan LEAF all-electric car, courtesy of the #1 Cochran Nissan. Learn about the technology and see one of the cars up close. Eats are Pita Land, Roadside Ribs, and the Granola Bar. Little ones will love Story Time with Judy Sutton of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library at 10:30. Take a labyrinth workshop at 1:00 p.m. Live music will include the Mt. Lebanon drum line and percussion ensembles and lots of other live music. IMadeIt! Market will be there! 1:00 p.m. labyrinth building, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Tai Chi, and an hourly Traditional Chinese Medicine talk. Sigh up for a rain barrel workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Cost for the barrel program is $40. For questions, contact Kathy Hrabovsky, email@example.com. Bring a copy of your Duquesne Light Bill for a free compact fluorescent light kit. Bring your old sneakers for Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program. Bring a white T-shirt for iron tie dying and bring old laptops, cell phones and MP3 players for free recycling.
April 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Forest Hills Park Clean Up
Forest Hills Parks Clean up at the Bright, Main, Westinghouse Rec Center, Koch and Ryan Glen Parks to clean up and do small tasks!
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