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Bikes

It is well known that, at DECO, we like to talk about all things bicycle. Our last post about biking (No Motor Vehicles) was posted way back in the beginning of June so we decided it would be alright to bring up the topic again, especially seeing all that is happening in the city. In our previous bike post,...
Have you tried shrub yet?

Have you tried shrub yet?

The newest Netgreen member, Strip District-based Caffe d’Amore is hosting the first Pittsburgh Shrubdown. But what is shrub? Shrub is a Colonial-era method for fruit preservation. Local artisanal shrub makers are combining fruit, vinegar, and sugar to create a variety of natural concentrates that can be used to flavor beverages. The product is a tart-n-sweet real...

One Year On

Today officially marks the first full year of operation at DECO Resources, LLC. We want to thank everyone who has helped us along the way. Pittsburgh is a great place to start a business, as we have found tremendous support from the local community. Over the past year, we have received collaboration from would-be competitors, support...
Green Quiz Part 2

Green Quiz Part 2

Our team would like to thank everyone who participated in Part 1 of our Green Quiz over the past week. As a warning, Part 2 might be more difficult! Before we get to that, let’s talk about the results from Round 1: First, this report from KDKA talks about exactly what you can and shouldn’t put...
Sustainable Strategy 1.0

Sustainable Strategy 1.0

Since February, DECO has been meeting with local business leaders in an effort to learn what companies are doing to be green and to see what obstacles they are facing. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive strategy that improves the environmental footprint from running a business. This week, we are excited to announce Version 1.0 of the Netgreen Sustainable Strategy....
Earth Day

Earth Day

The old adage my mother says every April 22nd is that “Every Day is Earth Day.” While that might be true, it is helpful to establish time each year to reflect on the Mother of All Mothers: The Earth. This year, DECO will celebrate by volunteering at Einhorn Media Garden in Southside on Saturday, April 26th. Please contact...
How Green Is Your Company

How Green Is Your Company

On a scale of 1 to 5, how environmentally conscious would you rank your company? 1 being “not conscious of the environment” and 5 being “very conscious.” This question was asked to our netgreen members during the first month of our baseline survey. This question elicited a variety of responses. Only one person ranked their...
This one goes to 11

This one goes to 11

What’s better than single digits? Double digits, of course! I’m not just talking about the temperature but also the number of businesses now in the netgreen community with the addition of two new members! First, we want to welcome the North Shore restaurant SoHo into our network. SoHo is a food and beverage establishment across from...
Affordable & Profitable Sustainability

Affordable & Profitable Sustainability

DECO is more than just planning and research. We provide “boots on the ground” services. This allows you to focus on what you do best. You can run your business while we help make your vision a reality. Contact us to learn how environmental sustainability can be profitable for your organization. Our mission is to...
Benefits of Sustainability

Benefits of Sustainability

Sustainability is more than a buzz word. It is a method of operating a business that puts equal emphasis on people and the planet as well as profit. We believe that running a sustainable business makes sense for every organization, from organic food co-ops and bike shops to restaurants and virtually any office space. The...