Earth Day Goes Citywide
Mother Nature let her presence be known at Pittsburgh Earth Day—A Citywide Celebration of Sustainability on April 22. Pittsburghers have long celebrated Earth Day but this was the area’s first “unified” event, sponsored by a host of companies, public agencies, and nonprofits. Crowds braved the brisk weather to learn about the environment while listening to local bands and enjoying hands-on activities at the EverPower Earth Day Festival in Market Square, sampling local foods in Mellon Square, and busting some moves at the 422 Pop Up Dance Party on Schenley Plaza in Oakland. Later, Pittsburgh’s own “The Voice” contestant Chris Jamison performed downtown while his grandmother, Barbara Stanko of Butler, could be seen beaming proudly in the audience. The closing Sustainability Soirée at the Fairmont Pittsburgh featured dancers improvising on the grand staircase and an eco-fashion show.
Please click on the photo below to view Martha Rial’s slide show of Pittsburgh Earth Day activities.