Friday, December 18, 2020

Sustainable Pittsburgh: Support Local, Sustainable Businesses This Holiday Season

Sustainable Pittsburgh is reminding Western Pennsylvania shoppers of opportunities to Shop Sustainably and to frequent Sustainable Restaurants this holiday season.

This year, the local business districts are getting creative! You can shop small and participate in these fun programs, while supporting your local shops here and throughout the Pittsburgh region:

-- Want to shop online? Check out Handmade Arcade and I Made It! Market's virtual marketplaces. 

-- Looking for a gift for the artist in your life? The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is now online! They have tons of giftable craft kits for sale as well as a huge selection of creative, nontraditional art and craft materials (not to mention tons of fabric, yarn, and vintage items!) They offer curbside pickup at their store in East Liberty, local delivery, or shipping. 

-- The Lawrenceville Cookie Tour is back, but as a rewards card with a grand prize! Pick up a cookie tour rewards card at any of the participating businesses. Earn prizes by purchasing items from your favorite Lawrenceville businesses. Learn more here!

-- Check out Downtown Pittsburgh's Holiday Gift Guide for inspiration and deals! 

-- The Strip District Business Association and Strip District Neighbors are thrilled to present the 2021 “Passport to the Strip,” a coupon book and mini directory for visitors, residents, and supporters of the Strip District. The Passport features hundreds of dollars in promotional savings from over 75 local businesses, merchants, and companies located in the Historic Strip District.

-- Squirrel Hill Rewards is a coalition of local businesses that rewards customers for their loyalty with points! More information is coming soon, but you can sign up for their info list here

-- The Shop2Help Oakland Gift Card Program promises that for every $25 spent on gift cards for local Oakland restaurants and shops, 25 meals will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. As an added incentive, every $25 spent will equal $35 for gift card buyers, giving them a little extra to spend. See all participating businesses here

-- Want more ideas? Here's a great holiday shopping guide, compiled by NEXT Pittsburgh

For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Sustainable Pittsburgh website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates. Like them on Facebook, Follow them on TwitterClick Here to support their work.

To learn more about green innovation in the Pittsburgh Region, visit the Pittsburgh Green Story website.

Conservation Leadership This Week:

-- Bay Journal: Landowners, Turkey Hill Dairy, Trout Unlimited, Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Conservation Districts, NFWF, Chesapeake Conservancy, Others Partner On Precision Conservation In PA

-- Christina Smith & Berks Nature Permanently Protect 70 Acres Of Farm, Forest, Watershed Lands In Berks County

-- Paul & Cynthia Black, Bob & Shelley Casciato And French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust Protect 54 Acres In Chester County

-- Grant Twp. Indiana County Defends Itself Against Another Lawsuit By PA General Energy Company Over Its Ordinance Banning Drilling Waste Injection Wells Based On Environmental Rights Amendment 

-- Groups Challenge PennDOT, FHA Vehicles-First Erie Bayfront Parkway Project 

-- EPA Recognizes Excellence & Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure Projects, Including Temple University Green Roof Project 

-- PA, MD, VA Student Leaders Draft New Chesapeake Bay Outdoor Bill Of Rights 

-- PA Environmental Council - The Next 50: The Only Constant Is Change 

-- Curtis Institute Of Music In Philadelphia Kicks Off 3-Year Energy Efficiency Project 

-- Sustainable Pittsburgh: Support Local, Sustainable Businesses This Holiday Season 

-- Andrew Johnson, William Penn Foundation’s Director Of Watershed Programs, To Retire In 2021

[Posted: December 28, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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