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“The Pittsburgh Region Goes Green: Community Benefits from Local Green Infrastructure Projects is the latest talk in the Beyond Tunnel Vision speaker series. Highlighting successes in the Pittsburgh region, it aims to show that “We CAN do green infrastructure here AND people are already doing it!” Councilman Bill Peduto will give the introduction and municipal and community leaders will share information about local green projects happening in the City of Pittsburgh, Etna, Homestead/Munhall/W. Homestead, Millvale, and elsewhere.

Our rivers provide 90% of our drinking water, yet because much of our aging sewer system carries both stormwater runoff and sewage only a small amount of rain can lead to untreated wastewater flowing directly into these rivers. Not only does it make our water unsafe, it also leads to flooding on our roads and in our basements. Green infrastructure solutions are both more sustainable and cheaper than gray solutions. This evening you can learn how local investments are helping to solve our water quality challenges and bringing real benefits to our community.

Tonight’s Beyond Tunnel Vision event is sponsored by the Clean Rivers Campaign and co-sponsored by Sustainable Pittsburgh and East Liberty Presbyterian Church. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP now here.

The Pittsburgh Region Goes Green: Community Benefits from Local Green Infrastructure Projects
What: Reception, Presentation and Q&A – with introduction by Councilman Bill Peduto
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Reception (with food and drinks) at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Where: East Liberty Presbyterian Church Social Hall, 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206 (map)
RSVP: Register Here Now!

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