THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH
Sustainable City Fellow
Sarah’s work as an SCA Sustainability Fellow in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency generally falls into four categories: education and outreach, continuing personal education, internal work, and volunteering.
Education and outreach work includes things like hosting or tabling at appropriate events, symposiums, or conferences as a representative of the Mayor’s Office or the SCA. Education and outreach for July: represented the office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival under the SCA Climate Tent.
Continuing personal education includes attending various conferences, symposiums, workshops, or classes to increase awareness and understanding of a wide variety of sustainability and environmentally-related topics.
Personal education for July: attended the Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest master planning session to discuss the first step in increasing the number of trees in Pittsburgh.
Internal work describes work being done within the Mayor’s Office to incorporate sustainability into City operations and services.
Internal work for July: completed a walk-through of the City-County Building with the Recycling Manager to move forward with incorporating more recycling into the building; aided in preparing the EPA Climate Showcase Communities grant proposal for “H2O Connection;” met with the Housing Authority to discuss incorporating them into the second version of the Climate Action Plan; finished the streetlight inventory in all of Pittsburgh’s neighborhood’s business districts; attended a meeting to discuss street tree reuse in Pittsburgh with representatives from the City, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Urban Tree Forge.
Volunteering is anything that she finds fun and worthwhile to help a good cause or a good friend after hours!
Volunteering for June: 2010 Pittsburgh Blues Festival – volunteered in the SCA Climate Tent.