Earth Day http://wesa.fm en 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