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Environment

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With Pittsburgh as host of last year's World Environment Day, groups all over the region organized outstanding events around environmental issues, putting us in the spotlight once again. Our city has long been a leader in sustainability, from green buildings to green parks and green spaces--and soon we might have the greenest building on the planet with the planned PNC Tower. The region's turnaround from an industrial town to a green city has caught the attention of national media and continues to be a driving force in our revitalization.

Environment Features

Shaving bucks off your ride: Lyft's pink mustache cars roll into Pittsburgh

Lyft, an app-based ridesharing program popular in several U.S. cities, has come to Pittsburgh, providing competition for other forms of transportation and excitement for residents looking for a ride. 

The Hill District: Still waiting for something great to happen

A new grocery store just opened and a coffee shop is coming. Here's a look at what else is happening in the Hill District, an important neighborhood in transition and a study in contrasts.

Pop Stars: 3 people making Pittsburgh pop

From energy to food to music, here are three people in Pittsburgh making a difference: Randy Francisco, Jamilka Borges and Fawzi Haimor.

Is growth for cities always a good thing?

Following the Remaking Cities Congress in Pittsburgh, John Rohe of the Colcom Foundation thinks it's a good time to consider whether growth is always a good thing for cities. Pittsburgh has prospered over the years despite a lack of growth. And is growth consistent with principles of sustainability?

The smart alternative called PittMoss

Mont Handley questioned why we were draining the world's carbon-absorbing peat moss habitats to fill flower pots. He not only came up with a smart alternative that recycles newspaper, but he also created a catchy name for the Pittsburgh-based product. Hail to PittMoss!  
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