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Lead in Pittsburgh

Lead in Pittsburgh

The topic of Lead contamination in water and soil has been widely discussed in the media recently. From the national media to the local level, a lot of information about known and possible contamination has been pushed into the spotlight. With the attention placed on the challenges our community is facing with Lead, many people...
Creating an Environment of Equity

Creating an Environment of Equity

Environmental protection is social justice. Too often, low-income residents are disproportionately affected by environmental contamination and pollution. Additionally, these communities are left with few affordable options to support sustainability in their neighborhoods. Our partners see Green Infrastructure as a powerful tool in reversing the effects of urban blight. We seek projects that support sustainable development, promote equity, and...
Get Involved

Get Involved

We are excited to announce that DECO Resources is now accepting and generating time credits. A time credit is a social currency that is earned through volunteering and can then be redeemed at local businesses and institutions. Created by involveMINT,  this system rewards people who volunteer with discounts and networking opportunities. Discounts DECO is offering discounted soil and water tests....
Make It Green

Make It Green

Get ready for robots and circuits, 3D printers and hand-made crafts, the Maker Faire is coming October 15-16 to Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood. Visit Buhl Community Park, the Children’s Museum, and Nova Place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm to explore, do fun hands-on activities, and (of course) make cool things. Demystifying the...
Sustainable Connectivity

Sustainable Connectivity

Please register for free on our Eventbrite page. Connecting People & Communities This month, we are teaming up with Meta Mesh Wireless Communities to explore how free public networking over WiFi can help connect people and improve the sustainability and resiliency of our neighborhoods. This workshop will introduce you to technology like routers, antennas, and solar power backup...
2015 In Review

2015 In Review

As 2015 draws to a close, the team at DECO Resources would like to take some time to reflect on some of the things we accomplished this year, thank those who have helped us, and provide a glimpse into the next year. Our team worked on a wide variety of projects with our partners and clients...
Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

A large part of our mission at DECO is to foster interest and promote education in science and technical fields. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are core subject areas that can lead to exciting and productive careers. With the addition of art, the acronym STEAM is used to describe a powerful educational platform that encourages creativity...
Sustainable Grounds

Sustainable Grounds

Today we are honoring our nations veterans for their service and sacrifice. A single day of reflection stands as a mere starting point in celebrating the brave heroes of the armed services. We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new program that will provide new opportunities and green jobs for local veterans throughout...
The Future of Pittsburgh

The Future of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a city with a distinctive and impressive history. Any Pittsburgh’er can recite a list of accomplishments that frequently lands our city on many top ten lists. But where will Pittsburgh be in ten years, fifty years, or two-hundred years from now? We see a new Pittsburgh; a city that is ready to lead...
Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

In order to better understand what local residents hold important regarding the region’s environment, the Pittsburgh Regional Environmental Survey was conducted in October of 2013 . The survey was funded and completed by Pittsburgh Today and the University Center for Social & Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh. The majority of people were concerned about...
Work Hard

Work Hard

Building a start-up company is challenging, to say the least. To build a business sustainably adds another level of complexity to an already difficult process. The growing trend of coworking offers a solution. Coworking spaces may provide a wide array of tools and resources, but typically they provide some amount of space for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and businesses to grow. Business...
What's In A Library

What’s In A Library

If someone asked what you might expect to find in a library, it wouldn’t be surprising if the first answer was “books.” What if the answer was hammers and hand drills? How about electronic and circuitry wiring materials? How would you respond if you learned that the library hosted arduino electronic processors that were available to anyone in the community...