Earth Day http://wesa.fm en Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/celebrating-earth-day-pittsburgh-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Virtual Earth Day</strong></p><p>A virtual Earth Day party takes place this week. One of the highlights will be a new environmental music video on how consumers can save money and energy. The video even features a cameo from Mayor Peduto. We got details on the video and event from Joylette Portlock, President of Communitopia&nbsp;and creator of the <em><a href="http://www.dosomethingaboutclimate.com/">Don't Just Sit There, Do Something About Climate Change</a></em> web series.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:56:47 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27998 at http://wesa.fm Celebrating Earth Day In Pittsburgh Volunteers Plant Native Shrubs at Point State Park on Earth Day http://wesa.fm/post/volunteers-plant-native-shrubs-point-state-park-earth-day <p>This Earth Day, volunteers are taking Point State Park back in time to the French &amp; Indian War — or at least they’re taking the shrubbery back.</p><p>About 25 volunteers from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Association and the Penn State Master Gardeners planted native shrubs and flowers at Point State Park Tuesday.</p><p>The planting is part of the ongoing renovations at the park and AEO and SCA’s alternative spring break program, which centers around service projects.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:59 +0000 Jessica Nath 27990 at http://wesa.fm Volunteers Plant Native Shrubs at Point State Park on Earth Day Pittsburghers Celebrate Earth Day and Pledge Continued Action http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-celebrate-earth-day-and-pledge-continued-action <p>Across the world, people are celebrating Earth Day in a variety of ways today, from trash clean ups to tree plantings.</p><p>Pittsburgh didn’t wait for the actual day, as Earth Day events started last week and will continue in the coming weeks and days.</p><p>On Friday ALCOSAN workers gathered at several spots in Allegheny County to pick up litter.</p><p>“All the litter we pick up has the tendency to blow into the rivers,” said ALCOSAN spokeswoman Nancy Barylak, “so that litter you see on the side of the road could easily end up in the rivers.”</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 8149 at http://wesa.fm Going Green by Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is http://wesa.fm/post/going-green-putting-your-money-where-your-mouth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's hard to deny that it feels good to live an eco-friendly lifestyle by shopping green. But how sustainable is sustainable consumerism when it comes to your bottom line? Can green products actually improve your economic situation and the world, or does it take action? <a href="http://michaelmaniates.com/"><strong>Michael Maniates</strong> </a>Professor of Environmental Science and Political Science at Allegheny College and advisory board member for <a href="http://www.storyofstuff.org/">The Story of Stuff Project,</a> talks about how to go beyond green consumerism.</p><p>See how Maniates thinks citizens (not shoppers) hold the keys for change:</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQdYXCKUv0</p><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 06:55:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8151 at http://wesa.fm