With the help of our fabulous summer intern, we kicked off two really fun initiatives this past month. One was the Tackle-A-Stealer Challenge. Teams from the Carnegie Science Center, ACTION-Housing, PROPEL, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Green Building Alliance, and other groups around the city will use energy meters to show them when something is an energy ‘stealer’ (an appliance, electronic, or charger that uses energy even after it’s turned off.) These groups will have until the second week in September to tackle as many of these stealers as they can to compete for a variety of prizes.
The other initiative that we were glad to roll out was screening Carbon Nation. Our first host location was the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, and was one that we proclaimed a success. More showings will be scheduled after next month winds down.
Planning for Moving Planet, or Transportation Exploration as we’re calling it in Pittsburgh, is underway. It’s shaping up to be a feel-good event which we hope will inspire people to steer clear of single-occupancy car commutes.
Our biggest event of the year, the Lawrenceville Green Business Blitz, is around the corner in September. Duquesne Light and Conservation Consultants, Inc. were two big helping hands in getting us thousands of green gadgets that blitz-goers will be getting for free. Our event just so happens to be on the same day as three other events in that neighborhood, so it’s going to be interesting to see everyone out that day. Everything should be coming together for that in the next two weeks!