Green Events Calendar


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August

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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



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