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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...
Heavy Metal

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 interpret the results. Manganese and Barium? There were no resources to explain what...
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...
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...