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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....
Millvale and Rainwater

Millvale and Rainwater

DECO celebrates three years in business on August 1st and we will be marking the occasion with some great news and a lot of fun. From the beginning, our team has worked in renewable energy, water management, and green technology. We’ve installed more than 40 rain barrels throughout Allegheny County and other Green Infrastructure projects with partners...
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...
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...
Conclusion of the Netgreen Project

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 the name “Netgreen” altogether. To better serve our clients, the program will...
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 determine the most optimal packaging materials for take-out containers on campus. The assessment was based on...
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...