Green Events Calendar


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August

BikeFest






Wednesday, August 13 | 6:30 PM
“GMO OMG” Film Screening

How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? Is it possible to reject the industrial food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These questions take documentary film director Jeremy Seifert on a journey from his family’s dinner table in California to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and ultimately to the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insights into a question of growing concern to citizens around the world: what's on your plate? After the film, Sara Heald of GMO FREE PA will be on hand to discuss the film and answer your questions.

Admission is FREE - just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
Carnegie Library - Homewood branch, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Saturday, August 16 | 10:00 AM
Two Wheels Lots of Green

The bike tour take riders on a journey through Pittsburgh neighborhoods and highlights the residents who are repurposing former vacant, urban lots into positive, green places. Afterward we will have a community block party in Larimer with food, drink, music and fun! Admission to the after-party from 3:00-8:00pm is free and open to everyone.

Tickets are $12.00 per person.
The tour will start at the office - 6587 Hamilton Ave. 15206

Wednesday, August 20 | 6:30 PM
Homemade Green Cleaning Products

Learn how to make your home sparkle with eco-friendly solutions! Green cleaning products are easily made at home with common ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, essential oils, and most of all water. There are many reasons to try these child and pet friendly products – improved air quality, reduced amounts of toxic chemicals in our waterways, and hundreds of dollars saved on store-bought products! Naturally Clean professional, Rachel Breit, will demonstrate how to make all-purpose cleaner, stain remover, bathroom cleaner, and air freshener, and attendees will take home recipes and a sample!

Admission is FREE - just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Wednesday, August 20 | 6:30 PM
Please join the Solar Unified Network of Western Pennsylvania for our second annual Solar Powered Picnic

This social event is intended to bring together solar enthusiasts from around the region to break bread, share our ideas/solar stories, and simply enjoy each other's company before the summer slips away from us. Please bring a dish to share and your own non-disposable dishware. We will provide some food for the grill and a variety of cold beverages (including the adult variety). The Shelter we have rented (Gilbert Love) is handicap accessible and near to open fields and playground facilities, so bring the kids, Fido, and the Frisbee!

Please RSVP on the Facebook Event page
Settlers Cabin Park, Gilbert Love Shelter

Thursday, August 21 | 5:00 PM
Green Drinks

Green Drinks Pittsburgh is a sustainability network platform to inspire new ideas and awareness, find out what is happening in Pittsburgh, meet up with friends you haven’t seen for a while and make new ones too. This month's event will be hosted by Blue Line Grill. An information table about green events and organizations will also be featured, as well as opportunities to get involved with local and global sustainability efforts.

As always, this is a free event, open to the public
The Blue Line Grill, 1014 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Friday, August 22 | 6:00 PM
Alfresco Italian Garden Dinner

Please join Fern Hollow Nature Center, Local Goodness, and The Italian Garden Project for the 4th Annual Alfresco Italian Garden Dinner benefiting the educational programs at Fern Hollow Nature Center. Set on their beautiful lawn, guests will enjoy a fresh, simply prepared meal and entertainment by accordion player Eduardo. Guests are invited to stroll the grounds, dance a polka and the tarantella, play bocce and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Voted one of the top ten parties of 2012 by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review! This year will feature an Italian picnic featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, pasta, and meats donated by the farmers at the St. James Farmers Market including: Dilner Family Farm, Mediterra Bread, Brenckle’s Vegetable Farm, Piscarcik’s, McElhaney Family Beef Farm, Clarion River Organics, Enon Valley Garlic. Other generous donors include: Parma Sausage, Fede Pasta, Ann Gilligan’s Sorbet, Wholey’s Seafood, Post Office Catering, and The Sewickley Confectionary.

Visit the website for the menu, more information, and to purchase tickets!
Fern Holloq Nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley, PA 15143

Sunday, August 24 | 4:00 PM
Shrubdown - A Shrub Cocktail Drink Mixer

Shrub is a Colonial-era method for fruit preservation. Local artisanal shrub makers are combining fruit, vinegar, and sugar to create a variety of natural concentrates that can be used to flavor beverages. The product is a tart-n-sweet real fruit drink that will be mixed with local organic spirits from Strip District-based Wigle Whiskey. The taste can be compared with Kombucha. Follow the link to learn more about the process and purchase tickets. Join us to experience the flavors of the nearly lost preservation method. This netgreen member event is sponsored in part by DECO Resources, LLC. Hosted by Caffe d'Amore

Tickets are $12.00 in advance and are good for one free mixed drink and shrub soda samples. $15.00 at the door.
Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Wednesday, August 27 | 6:30 PM
It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan!

Vegan Pittsburgh presents Rebecca Gilbert, founder of Yummy Plants vegan lifestyle website and author of It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan! YUMMY PLANTS 101, a step-by-step plan to help you start eating vegan today. In this presentation, Rebecca suggests vegan protein sources, easy egg and dairy substitutions, how to stock a vegan pantry, and how to stay vegan in social situations. She’ll demo and sample her recipe for “No Chicken Salad” and share tips on how to turn traditional recipes into vegan delights. Attendees will also have the opportunity to buy her book.

Admission is FREE - just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
Carnegie Library - Homewood branch, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

September

Wednesday, September 10 | 6:30 PM
Preserving the Season

With Susanna Meyer and Danielle Marvit from Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA. Susanna Meyer, author of Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything, and Danielle Marvit of the Pittsburgh Canning Exchange will introduce you to simple and fun ways to preserve seasonal specialties. Learn how to freeze and dry herbs, prepare a quick batch of refrigerator pickles, and make a fail-proof water bath processed jam. The presenters will share samples of easy and delicious recipes that you can use at home to help you enjoy local foods all year long! There will also be plenty of time for questions.

Although this event is free, a suggested $10 donation will be accepted by PASA. Call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Thursday, September 11 | 1:00 PM
FUTURE BIKE: At The Intersection Of Mobility And Identity

The future success of the bike movement rests on recognizing the strength in our diversity. Future Bike meets at the intersections of difference to create a vision for bicycling that elevates new voices, engages local communities and reimagines how we create streets that are vibrant public spaces that bring us together. Hosted by the League's Women Bike Program and Equity Initiative, this half-day forum will discuss how to involve and be led by new and previously overlooked stakeholders — and how to integrate those perspectives to redefine and grow the bike movement. Not your typical conference, this dynamic gathering will focus on discussions rather than Powerpoints, participation over presentation, and include time and space for an UnConference Cafe. Don't miss the opportunity to help design the Future!

Registration is $20-$25.
David L Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Sunday, September 14 | 12:00 PM
Fall Migration Festival

Wildbird Recovery is a non-profit organization that relies solely on donations and is the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Butler County. We help over 500 injured songbirds and birds of prey every year from all over Western Pennsylvania, with treatments costing an average of $47 for each songbird that is admitted. This is an engaging afternoon of education, delicious food, and the chance to enjoy a tour of the property. Guests can watch an owl presentation, mingle with our education birds, and experience a unique event that benefits our very deserving feathered friends. You can also participate in our silent auction and raffle, enjoy some music and finger foods! A wonderful fall afternoon!

Tickets are $25 each or two for $45. Free for children under 5.
120 Forsythe Road, Valencia, PA 16059

Wednesday, September 17 | 6:30 PM
Creativity in Your Cupboard

With Julia Erickson & Aaron Ingley of Barre LLC. Come explore the possibilities for creative snacks and meals made with a few simple ingredients commonly found in your kitchen cupboards. Professional ballet dancers Julia and Aaron will tell their story of creating real food nutritional bars in their kitchen, and how this endeavor ultimately grew into a successful local business. Then Julia will demonstrate several simple recipes you can try at home, including her famous Barre bars! Join us to learn more about starting your own food business, as well as methods for making pantry-oriented dinners and the perfect post-workout snack.

This event is FREE; just call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!
East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Wednesday, September 24 | 7:00 PM
Local Foods Month Sampling Session

The East End Food Co-op is committed to prioritizing and promoting local food sources whenever possible, and the annual observance of Local Foods Month every September offers us a special opportunity to highlight our local farmers and producers. Join us for a free sampling session that will take place throughout the aisles of the entire store. You will have a chance to meet the suppliers of some of your favorite local products, including offerings from Clarion River Organics, Healcrest Urban Farm, Cherish Creamery, Pastitio, and more. Don’t miss this tasting adventure!

This event is FREE; no reservations are required!
East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Saturday, September 27 | 11:00 AM
Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival

The Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival is a sustainable living festival held in late September. In 2013, the festival featured over 80 exhibitors from local nonprofits and green businesses, as well as events including an African drumming circle and a recycled costume parade! Come to Hartwood Acres Park for the 5th annual Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival in 2014. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and green your community. Enjoy delicious local food, interactive demonstrations, and activities. Plus, the festival is held jointly with Hay Days, a fun family event with a petting zoo, tractor rides, and other activities for kids! Local green organizations offer educational and interactive exhibits throughout the park. Visitors can enjoy everything from bike-powered squirt guns to environmental trivia, herb tastings, and how to raise chickens in your backyard!

This event is open to the public.
Hartwood Acres Park

Monday, September 29 | 9:00 AM
National Coffee Day Celebration

Whether you’re a connoisseur or a novice, all are welcome to come celebrate and enjoy this popular beverage with our local roasters and suppliers! Join La Prima Espresso Company and 19 Coffee Company as they speak to the subtleties of the roasting process while serving up free samples of fresh espresso and several brewed coffee varietals. Building New Hope, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit that partners with a worker-owned coffee cooperative in Nicaragua, will also be on hand to talk about the origins of this beloved bean and what it means to pay coffee growers a fair trade price.

This event is FREE; no reservations are required!
East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

October

Sunday, October 5 | 8:30 AM
Clean Air Dash

Join us for the 2nd annual Clean Air Dash 5k on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the South Side’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail! Come celebrate the progress we’ve made as a community to clean up the air in our region and learn about the ways to keep fighting! This flat 5k race course is perfect for all ages and fitness levels so bring your whole family! The first 50 young people (age 18 and under) to register are FREE! Not ready for a whole 5k? There’s also a fun run/walk!

See the site for registration information.
South Side’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail



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