Author Archive | Anthony Mendicino


Highlights from Inspire Speakers Series: Energy and Oppression

At our first installment of the 2021 Inspire Speakers Series, our panelists discussed vital questions surrounding the relationship between the energy systems that power our communities and the impact it has on our most marginalized neighbors. Check out highlights and Dr. Diana Hernandez’s keynote presentation from Inspire Speakers Series: Energy and Oppression.  

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The Punchlist 2-12-2021

The Punchlist is back! Each week at the end of the week, we’ll share some of our favorite sustainability, climate, local, and whatever else – related stories. This week’s edition features more exciting local and national news about the environment! New Program Success: 412 Food Rescue, known for transporting surplus food to people experiencing food […]

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Meet our ISS: Energy and Oppression Panelists!

“We stand for community, light, and power through the sacredness of the sun.” Huda Alkaff, panelist at Inspire Speakers Series What is energy and how does it contribute to inequities in marginalized communities? How does the energy supply chain – from production to consumption – impact people’s health, finances, and surrounding environment? What solutions are […]

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We mourn the passing of our friend, Mike Carnahan

The entire GBA family is deeply mourning the recent loss of longtime friend Mike Carnahan. Mike was vice president and general manager of Scalo Solar Solutions and an active supporter of GBA and the Pittsburgh 2030 District. His energy brought light to every event he attended. “When I think of Mike Carnahan, the first thing […]

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MLK Day 2021: Destiny of the World

*The emboldened quotes in this piece come from King’s various speeches and writings. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is known in our mainstream conscience as one of the most towering and influential figures in the struggle for civil rights around the world. His message of love and equality helped spark the civil rights movement of […]

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WATCH Bridge to 2030: The Marshall Plan for Middle America

The Marshall Plan for Middle America (MP4MA) Roadmap aims to build a regional, multi-sectoral coalition of stakeholders to drive investment in infrastructure and energy diversification that will catalyze more equitable economic recovery while laying a foundation for the Ohio Valley (including both Pittsburgh and Erie) to be a global leader in cleaner energy resources and […]

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A Celebration of Community

Like most things this year, last week’s Virtual Emerald Evening was a bit different. Instead of gathering in one of our region’s many green buildings, our community met digitally to celebrate the work they’ve done in the real world. Whether responding to the health needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic or working to improve the […]

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Guest Blog: How Smart Buildings Support Occupants and Owners When Adapting to the “New Normal”

Submitted by: In the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, smart buildings around the world prepare to reopen. What can technology do to support companies and their employees to return to work with confidence? From a recent CoreNet Global Survey: 84% of companies plan to bring employees back in waves Companies may not reach 100% […]

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Chris Cieslak Joins Pittsburgh 2030 District as Senior Director

Green Building Alliance is proud to welcome Chris Cieslak to our team! Chris will bring her vast experience throughout the world of sustainability to Green Building Alliance as Senior Director of the Pittsburgh 2030 District. She will also hold the title of Vice President of Program Strategy & Impact. Chris has devoted her career to […]

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