The Black And Gold City Goes Green
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See how climate change influences our health, economy, and quality of life -- and the important progress that has been made so far. PennFuture's regular newsletters, like this one, will deliver great information to your inbox.

Climate change and related topics in Pennsylvania:

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Featured Actions

These actions were highlighted in 2011. Click on the action links for more information about each. Stay a while and check out the featured videos!

Install a programmable thermostat and set your water heater to 120ยบ.

Switch to CFLs

Start a compost pile.

One person's trash is another's garden treasure. Also, check out this special introduction to composting, courtesy of Shandell Coto from the Larimer Green Team.

Bike to work.

Commuting and communing with nature

Plant trees: Here are some great reasons to hug trees.

Reduce bulk mail: Slim down that bulk!

Blitz your neighborhood.

Tackle energy stealers.

Materials from the Tackle-A-Stealer Challenge: 

Past Events and Announcements
Oakland Winter Blitz
With some outstanding volunteers from Pitt's Free the Planet, Oakland residents (many of them Pitt students themselves) were surprised in early December to receive bags full of green goodies. Many volunteers also acted as directors in the making of this short video of the blitz:

2011: A Success!
This year, there's a new reason to call Pittsburgh the City of Champions. Every action our neighbors made around the city added up to make a huge difference: over 2.3 million pounds of heat-trapping gases will be saved each year because of the actions you took in 2011!

See how your actions added up with others in this region.

Special thanks to those who helped make the Mount Washington, Lawrenceville, Northside, Friendship, and Oakland Neighborhood Blitzes great.

Congratulations to our Youth Community Partners at the Kingsley Association, Propel Andrew Street High School, and Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy!
They learned about and assessed environmental concerns in their schools and neighborhoods. After studying how food, waste, and water influenced their impact on climate change, they worked to find healthier and more environmentally friendly solutions and alternatives.

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