Sustainability Carnaval

Sustainability Carnaval

Join us on Tuesday, February 9th for our first Sustainability Caranaval. What is Carnaval? Carnaval is the Brazilian celebration of Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is a community-wide celebration with bright colors, music, and food. We have partnered with Farm Truck...
Umbrella Cafe

Umbrella Cafe

Growing a small business is hard. Will you be able to keep up with demand? Will your cash flow meet your needs? Even basic requirements, like finding an affordable space, can make or break a company. Three local food-based businesses were facing these challenges and...
Green Material Guide

Green Material Guide

Since 2013, we have been providing sustainability consulting on design and engineering for construction and operations. This means that we often help our clients identify and select materials for their projects that fit the budget, are sourced equitably, and have a...
Drink Fresh, Drink Local

Drink Fresh, Drink Local

Few things are better than free beer. It tastes delicious, is sure to draw a pack of interesting characters, and it’s a great way to try new flavors without the risk of buying a beer that you don’t love. The Carson Street Deli in Southside, Pittsburgh has...
Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food

The East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s “only member-owned natural and organic food market,” as stated on their GreenerPittsburgh page. We wanted to find out how the store ensures that their food is natural and organic. It turns out that the Co-op...
Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment

In spring 2013, a team of Carnegie Mellon University students, including Michelle Cong, Melissa Daly, Hao Ming, Haoran Zhang, and Wanbing Zhu, completed a project called Life Cycle Inventory and Cost Analysis of CulinArt Food Packaging Options. Their goal was to...