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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

Sign-Up Deadline

Commit to making the Pittsburgh region a better place to live, work, and play. Sign Up for the Sustainable Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) by the deadline, 1/31/2015, and be eligible to win $1,500 in prizes. 

Businesses of all sizes, nonprofits, colleges, universities, local governments, and K-12 schools in southwestern Pennsylvania can use this friendly competition to track performance in energy, water, waste and transportation, and gain positive recognition for achievements!

Sustainable Pittsburgh makes it easy. Their team can help you get started and identify top actions to take to start saving money and get ahead.

This year’s Challenge features updates, expanded categories, and more opportunities to earn points, including legacy points for past participants.

Every action adds up to big impact. In two years, more than 100 employers in southwestern Pennsylvania voluntarily completed over 2,000 measurable actions, saving $7.4 million in energy costs. 

Join Allegheny County and help us make a bigger impact! 

Sign up by January 31 at www.gwcpgh.org