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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...
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...
Sustainable Connectivity

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 of our neighborhoods. This workshop will introduce you to technology like routers, antennas, and solar power backup...
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 Foods and Simpatico Espresso to bring this exciting festival to you! Every Tuesday...
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...
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...
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 has a straight-forward set of policies to ensure the “highest quality produce in Pittsburgh.”...
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...
Sustainable Strategy 1.0

Sustainable Strategy 1.0

Since February, DECO has been meeting with local business leaders in an effort to learn what companies are doing to be green and to see what obstacles they are facing. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive strategy that improves the environmental footprint from running a business. This week, we are excited to announce Version 1.0 of the Netgreen Sustainable Strategy....
The Eagle has Landed

The Eagle has Landed

Southside residents and nature lovers across the Pittsburgh region are eagerly awaiting their newest neighbors: Baby Bald Eagles are expected to hatch any day now. Although the Audubon Society says that it’s been “more than 250 years since Bald Eagles last nested along Pittsburgh’s three rivers,” we now have multiple pairs of our national bird...