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The Sustainability Program

Allegheny Green is a comprehensive initiative to promote sustainable practices within County government through county-wide policies, programs, and green projects.

Allegheny Green focuses on external leadership activities and internal practices, specifically our physical plants and assets, how we conduct business, and the critical role of our staff. We are leading by example with programs such as the green roof demonstration project, and by setting aggressive goals for reducing energy and water consumption.

Allegheny County encourages residents, businesses, and municipalities to also implement sustainable practices that support economic interests in an environmentally appropriate and equitable manner.

Our collective goal is to reduce the County’s ecological footprint.

What's New?

green workplace challenge


Join Sustainable Pittsburgh for the 2014-2015 competition launch at this morning workshop: 

Wednesday, October 29
8:00 am - 11 am 

Phipps Conservatory
One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

Allegheny County was the leader in the Municipal Category in last year's competition and will compete again this year. 

Allegheny County Executive,
Rich Fitzgerald,  will deliver the Keynote Address, followed by Past Winners, who will share their Successful Strategies, and New Participants, who will share what is driving them to participate. 

Since 2011, GWC participants have saved $7.4 million in energy costs and enough water to fill Heinz Field 13 feet deep.   

Sustainable Pittsburgh will highlight interesting new changes and challenges coming up in the 2014-2015 GWC.

Click below to see Sustainable Pittsburgh's Video. 

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