Here are a few tips on how to go "green" this holiday season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Allegheny Green, the county’s comprehensive initiative to promote sustainable practices, is encouraging residents to consider the environment while celebrating the holidays this year. “Through Allegheny Green, county government is taking steps to responsibly address our environmental impact, such as reducing our energy consumption and increasing our recycling efforts,” said Sustainability Manager Jeaneen Zappa in a press release. “During the holidays, there are a number of small steps residents can take that will also make a difference, including using LED lights to save electricity and consolidating shopping trips to save gas. I encourage everyone to do what they can to implement sustainable practices during the holiday season.” Each year…
The new state-of-the-art boathouse in Verona, serving Plum and Oakmont, is a hidden gem that has brought many to the riverfront.
You might not find it unless you looked. One of Pittsburgh's most cutting-edge sports facilities is nestled next to the Allegheny River off a rocky road in Verona. The nonprofit Steel City Rowing's brand-new boathouse on Arch Street opened recently to serve as the organization's hub, which includes crew teams for Plum and Riverview high schools. The 16,000-square-foot facility still is novel to executive director Dori Tompa, who, along with her husband, Ladislau, started the rowing club in her house. "I just can't believe it, from starting in the house to now having everything all in once place," she says. The new boathouse boasts several lockers rooms with hot showers, bathrooms and floor after floor of workout equipment. Steel City …