Environment and Sustainability

Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2017) Mayor William Peduto remains in Lyons, France, for an international conference on urban leadership, where he is a featured speaker.

Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Two months before President Trump claimed to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris" when he rejected the Paris Climate Accords, Mayor Bill Peduto gave a talk at TEDxYouth@Shadyside which the President would have found highly instructive...

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Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, "March for Truth" events will be held nationwide to call for truth and accountability in American Government. In Pittsburgh, this event has taken on an added emphasis: Telling the truth about climate change...

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Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Committing City to Paris Climate Accords

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 2, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued an Executive Order to further promote climate control initiatives, in the wake of President Trump's disastrous decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords of 2015.

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Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Paris Climate Accords

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) Statement below from Mayor William Peduto on President Trump's announcement on the United States withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement: "President Trump's decision is disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh, to the commitments the United States made to the rest of the world, and to our responsibility to save the globe for future generations...

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Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Tree Protection

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2017) In honor of Earth Day, Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today calling for new ways to protect City trees, which cover 40% of Pittsburgh's land area and are vital to the City's parks, green spaces and quality of life.

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Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 3, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding ongoing relations between the City of Pittsburgh and Uber referenced in an article published in the Wall Street Journal today, titled Uber Self-Driving Program Hits Another Pothole.

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Learn About the City’s Clean and Green Plan at the Sierra Club

Last week, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. This week -- courtesy of the Sierra Club -- you have the opportunity to hear Tim Duggan of Phronesis Design describe the benefits of a green approach. Duggan is a major architect of Kansas City’s Clean And Green approach to controlling the wet weather sewage overflow by maximizing green infrastructure and neighborhood investment.

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City of Pittsburgh and PWSA Release Draft City-Wide Green First Plan for Public Comment

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 2, 2016) -- Today, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. The plan outlines how Pittsburgh intends to use innovative, cost-effective, and green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. Implementing the plan will mitigate local street flooding and sewer backups caused by large rainstorms. The stormwater management practices outlined in the plan will help the City and the region comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined sewer overflow mandates and improve the quality of local waterways.

PWSA Community Meetings on Lead in Our Water

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is holding a series of community meetings regarding lead in our water, how residents can limit exposure to this lead, and the steps being taken to address the issue. Meetings are being held by City Council District, and while there will be data presented specific to each district, each meeting is open to all. Meetings will include a Q+A session during which residents can ask questions to PWSA experts.