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Heavy Metal

DECO's President & Environmental Director, Anthony, founded a community garden in Pittsburgh's Southside neighborhood in 2009. One of the first things he did was test the soil. Although he was aware that contamination in urban soils was common, it was difficult to...

Hands-on Learning with Stormwater

Learning is more fun when the topic you're studying is relevant. We know that most people usually don't think about where their water comes from or goes to. Even if you're interested, the water cycle is a complex system and can be difficult to understand. Hands-on...

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...

Make it Rain!

Join us Saturday, April 16 from 2-5 pm at the Work Hard office at 744 E Warrington Ave in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood to learn how stormwater management can help you save money while improving the environment. This event is fun for the whole family. We will...

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...

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...

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...

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...

River Town Rain Barrel Initiative

Western Pennsylvania is no stranger to rain. According to US Climate Data, our region receives an average of nearly 35 inches of rain every year. Historically, the way our cities dealt with rain water was to simply move it downstream. Not only does this have a...

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...

PWSA Green Infrastructure Video Series

What is green infrastructure and how might it benefit you? DECO Resources will demonstrate an answer to this question through a short video series following a bicycle tour to highlight some of the regions best examples of stormwater management practices. The...

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...

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...

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...

Conclusion of the Netgreen Project

Over the past year, we have been promoting the Netgreen program. After compiling results from two rounds of testing, we are excited to move forward with a fully developed design. Among improvements to the program, the most notable change is that we will be dropping...

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...

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 been...

Fish & Plants

Tilapia and rosemary; bluegill and oregano; trout and tarragon: few meals come together as effortless as fish and herbs. This makes it all the more surprising that aquaponics has not yet become a household word. You might not be familiar with aquaponics, but you've...