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Project Stormwater

Project Stormwater

Many people in Pittsburgh are talking about green infrastructure. You might have recently read about local organizations like the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority using this term when talking about stormwater management or urban design strategies. As support grows for the use of systems like green roofs, stormwater capture and reuse, land-based vegetation, and permeable pavement, it...
Lead in Pittsburgh

Lead in Pittsburgh

The topic of Lead contamination in water and soil has been widely discussed in the media recently. From the national media to the local level, a lot of information about known and possible contamination has been pushed into the spotlight. With the attention placed on the challenges our community is facing with Lead, many people...
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...
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....
Winter Rain Barrel Maintenance

Winter Rain Barrel Maintenance

As much as we don’t want to acknowledge it, winter is coming. With it comes cold weather, ice, and snow that can damage outdoor equipment like rain barrels. At DECO, we recommend the following steps to keep your stormwater management infrastructure in good working order. Typical freeze dates range from October 15 through April 15....
Make It Green

Make It Green

Get ready for robots and circuits, 3D printers and hand-made crafts, the Maker Faire is coming October 15-16 to Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood. Visit Buhl Community Park, the Children’s Museum, and Nova Place Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm to explore, do fun hands-on activities, and (of course) make cool things. Demystifying the...
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...
Hands-on Learning with Stormwater

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 activities that demonstrate simple parts of the water cycle make...
Make it Rain!

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 have educational activities for children and resources for property...
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...
Ed-Tech Mission to Mars

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 STEAM is used to describe a powerful educational platform that encourages creativity...