Wigle Whiskey Produces Hand Sanitizer During the COVID-19 Crisis

Sustaining human health and addressing economic inadequacies keeps us afloat during times of crisis. It forces us to introduce long-lasting solutions that improve the relationship between human and ecological systems. We spoke with Michael Foglia, Wigle Whiskey’s Manager of Product Development, and Innovation, to understand how Wigle transformed its production line to respond to community […]

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In Solidarity for Racial Justice – Today, Tomorrow, Always

America is facing two major crises today – COVID-19 and racism.    This current global pandemic has lifted the mask on society and made the invisible visible – the complete interconnectedness of our social, human health, environmental, and economic systems. Although deeply interconnected, the threads that hold our societies together are weak because we have built power, economies, cultures, communities, and systems on foundations of injustice and inequality. […]

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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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Educator Appreciation Series: Ken Perkins Brings UN SDGs to Carmichael Area Middle School

Ken Perkins began working with the U.N. SDG Teacher Cohort in January of 2020. He uses Integrative Science to engage with students in projects regarding recycling, reuse, pollution, and climate change. Prior to his work within the Carmichaels Area Teacher Cohort, Perkins spent his time with other seventh grade science teachers by performing water-testing and […]

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Make a Mask, Make a Difference

Trying to stay safe and be well during the pandemic? Great idea! But, before you go online and click “add to cart,” consider those old t-shirts in the back of your closet, or the scrap fabrics sitting in the bin under your sewing machine. Making your own mask is a great way to flatten the […]

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What Does It Mean To Support Schools In The Era of COVID-19?

When Kurt Vonnegut asked his son, Mark, what the meaning of life was, Mark replied, “Father, we are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.” We don’t have to tell you that COVID-19 has been a shock to our systems, our routines, and most things we consider safe. Am I […]

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Desmone Architects Pursues WELL Certification

On February 26th, GBA joined Designer Aaron Kulik and President Eric Booth of Desmone Architects for a tour of their recently completed office space as they pursue WELL Gold certification. The tour was co-hosted with the American Society of Interior Designers Pennsylvania West Chapter. “It’s not just about the space, it’s about the policy,” says […]

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GBA Postpones Events

UPDATED: At Green Building Alliance, we strive to build sustainable communities where everyone can thrive. As part of that mission, health and safety is of prime concern. In light of the recent updates regarding the spread of COVID-19, GBA is suspending all our events in April and the 2019 Pittsburgh 2030 District Progress Report originally […]

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