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Russia Comes to Pittsburgh: On the Road with Guy and Svetlana Part II

We’ve had a wonderful time with our Russian visitors, Guy and Svetlana, as we spent the past several weeks facilitating meetings and presentations for our guests to connect with leaders in Pittsburgh, New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Johnstown, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Chicago.  This cultural exchange has also allowed some of our staff members and partners […]

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Jump Start Your Holidays at the Inspire Speakers Series

At December’s Inspire Speakers Series event, you’ll not only get the chance to hear from two inspiring thought leaders, but you’ll also have an opportunity to check out Phipps’ Winter Light Garden and Flower Show and purchase holiday gifts from Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild students. That’s right!  It’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit, […]

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Guy and Sveta taught us a lot about green building in Russia.

Meet GBA’s New Friends: Guy and Svetlana

At GBA, we’re excited to be hosting two special visitors from Russia!  You may have already run into them if you were at Greenbuild and you’ll have some other opportunities to meet them in the coming weeks, but here is some background information on who they are and why they’re here… If you recall, Mike […]

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Natalie Jeremijenko speaks to the Green Schools Academy.

What I Learned from the Inspire Speakers Series

By now, you know that we’ve kicked off our second season of the Inspire Speakers Series – a monthly lecture circuit we host with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  You know that we bring national and local experts together to share their perspectives, ideas, and knowledge regarding the creation of sustainable spaces where we can […]

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Top 10 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Inspire Speakers Series

We’re pumped about launching the second season of our Inspire Speakers Series on November 14!  This lecture circuit, which we’re presenting with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, has an awesome line-up of both national and local experts.  Last year, our Inspire Speakers Series attracted 100-450 people to each of its monthly events, and we expect […]

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What. a. Party!

As most of you know, GBA celebrated its 20th anniversary on September 12 at Phipps Conservatory.  The festivities began with a fancy dinner gala, which celebrated the leadership of Pittsburgh’s Heinz Endowments in spear-heading the green building movement in our region.  The dinner was attended by an awesome collection of movers and shakers, not just […]

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Green Vision Lecture Series: Beyond Sustainable

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) defines green design as practices that “significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impacts of buildings on the environment and occupants.”  Introductions to these issues frequently refer to the impending environmental disasters that will occur if we continue with current, traditional practices.  Such discussions frame the purpose of green building […]

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