Dec 17: YERT at Pgh Doc Salon

Come out and see a new working-cut screening of the YERT film at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Documentary Salon! YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) is a groundbreaking adventure and a celebration of the American spirit in the face of adversity - a thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious documentary about the courageous and creative individuals, groups, businesses and leaders of this country who are tackling the greatest environmental threats in history. Called into action by the ever increasing threats of planetary catastrophe (from climate change to toxic pollution, from water scarcity to habitat destruction), the three of us - Mark Dixon, Ben Evans, and Julie Dingman Evans - upended our lives, pooled our collective life-savings, and set off on a first-of-its-kind, 50-state, year-long journey of discovery to personalize sustainability and to answer a critical question: ARE WE DOOMED?

The evening will include discussion led by Mark Dixon and Pittsburgh City Council member Bill Peduto. You can see a trailer for the film on the web, at www.yert.com .

6:30 (food & socializing), 7 p.m. (film screening) in the Classroom Theatre (room 210, behind the elevator) of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave. 15213. Free and open to the public.

Dec 10-12: Four Frozen Farmers!

Temperatures are falling, and that means the Four Frozen Farmers are rolling in from the fields. Jen Montgomery from Blackberry Meadows Farm, Neil Stauffer from Penns Corner Farm Alliance, and Susanna Meyer and Josh Burnett from Grow Pittsburgh we'll be bringing you farm fresh trees this year. Peruse our hundreds of beautiful, locally grown Christmas trees and wreaths at Tree sales are for ONE WEEKEND ONLY! There will be a variety of freshly cut Firs in an assortment of sizes (3' to 9'). Come on out, and find the perfect tree.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all three days at Construction Junction (214 N. Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208).

Dec 6: YERT in Monroeville

Your Environmental Road Trip -- Join Sustainable Monroeville to hear filmmaker Mark Dixon and see a preview of YERT, his upcoming feature documentary on diverse approaches to sustainability across the country.

7-8:30 p.m. in the Monroeville Public Library (4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146); free and open to the public.

Dec 1: GASLAND screening at Point Park













GASLAND at Point Park University
-- Come out for a screening of this award-winning documentary.

6 p.m in the 3rd floor ballroom of Lawrence Hall (201 Wood Street).

Nov 23: Marcellus strategy meeting

Marcellus Shale Strategy Meeting: Increasing the Pressure, Amplifying our Voices. Join State Senator Jim Ferlo and City Council members Patrick Dowd and Doug Shields to discuss where we go from here.

6-8 p.m. at the Grey Box Theater in Lawrenceville (3595 Butler St., Pittsburgh 15201)

Nov 19: Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction

Public Health Conference on the Health Effects of Shale Gas Extraction
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health cordially invites you to tan exclusive conference:

HEALTH EFFECTS OF SHALE GAS EXTRACTION: WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT CAN WE PREDICT?

This free conference will explore the science and methodological approaches behind understanding environmental health impacts associated with increasing development of natural gas extraction from shale deposits found under wide geographical areas of the United States.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University Club in Oakland, 123 University Place (map). This conference is limited to 150 participants. Visit this link to learn more and register: http://www.eoh.pitt.edu/marcellus.asp. If you cannot attend in person, presentations will be available online after the conference.

Nov 19-20: Peoples' Oil and Gas Summit

2010 People's National Oil & Gas Summit

The People's Oil & Gas Summit is being held in Pennsylvania, the heart of the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling boom.

Join us in Pittsburgh on November 19th and 20th and meet people affected by oil and gas drilling from across the US and Canada.

Learn about oil and gas impacts, toxics associated with drilling activities, how natural gas fits into the climate change debate, and how to protect yourself and your community.

The People's Oil & Gas Summit will be held at Pittsburgh's Radisson Hotel Green Tree.

For more information about the Summit, visit summitupdate.earthworksaction.org.

Presentations And Discussions Will Include...

  • The BIG PICTURE – where are they drilling, why and who’s next?
  • Natural gas, CLIMATE JUSTICE and PUBLIC HEALTH: life cycle impacts of gas
  • Hydraulic FRACTURING: Full Disclosure, NO Exemptions
  • To lease or not to LEASE; landowner and mineral owner rights
  • CLIMATE CHANGE: Beyond coal, oil and gas: what is our ENERGY FUTURE?
  • MEDIA: reforming the industry one blog, story, movie and wiki at a time
  • Legislate, Litigate, AGITATE: lessons on organizing and civil disobedience

Featured Speakers/Participants...

Lois Gibbs – environmental justice advocate, Love Canal activist, Executive Director, Center for Health, Environment and Justice * Dr. Theo Colburn – world renowned scientist, co-author of Our Stolen Future, President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange * Wilma Subra – MacArthur Genius Award Winner, chemist, environmental advocate, President of Subra Company * Tony Ingraffea - Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (invited) * Bill McKibben – author, journalist, environmentalist (invited) * Josh Fox – “Gasland” filmaker * Chris Cziksentmihalyi – Director, MIT Center for Future Civic Media * Abrahm Lustgarten – ProPublica investigative journalist (invited) * Andrew Nikiforuk – Canadian journalist and author * Mark Ruffalo – actor, FRACKING activist (invited) * Jim Fitzgerald – Professor of Sociology, Fort Lewis College, Colorado, gas-field activist * TXSharon –Texas OGAP Organizer and Blogger * John Fenton - affected landowner, Pavillion Wyoming * Wes Gillingham – Program Director, Catskill Mountainkeeper * Activists and citizens from Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Canada.

Early registration and cash bar on Thursday evening. Conference registration is $1000 for industry reps, $120 for regular folks. Limited travel and lodging scholarships available. More information and online registration here.

Nov 15: Green roofs in Monroeville

Green Roofs 101 -- Join Sustainable Monroeville to hear Joel Perkovich and Chad Siper of Allegheny Green Roofs talk about everything you always wanted to know about Green Roofs. Come with lots of curiosity and questions!

7-8:30 p.m. in the Monroeville Public Library (4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146); free and open to the public.

Nov 10: Polar ice cap measurements

PolarTREC -- Join Sustainable Monroeville to hear Mr. Jim Pottinger, a teacher at Gateway High School, talk about his recent expedition to Greenland to measure the polar ice caps.

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend several weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. In August 2010, Gateway High School teacher Jim Pottinger went on expedition to Greenland to join a team studying solar radiation on the Greenland ice sheet. The team lived and worked at Summit Station, located at the peak of the Greenland ice cap atop 3,200 meters of ice. The goal of the project was to gain a better understanding of the Earth's heat balance -- the solar radiation reflected back into space and absorbed by our planet. Please join us as Jim shares stories and photos from the expedition.

All Library programs are free, and no registration is required. For more information about upcoming adult programs at the Monroeville Public Library, call the Adult Reference Desk at 412-372-0500 ext. 4 or click

http://monroevillelibrary.org/screens/adult.html

7-8:30 p.m. in the Monroeville Public Library Gallery Space (4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146); free and open to the public.

Nov 7: Harvest Party for the Pgh Garden Experiment

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Harvest After Party, benefit concert for the Pittsburgh Garden Experiment -- an end-of-season get-together and informal networking event for the urban farming community in Pittsburgh! The Mon River Ramblers are going to play, as well as Bruce Comings of Becoming Projections. There will be raffles and some other fun surprises in store.

7 p.m. at Brillobox. There is a cover of $10, which will help support future PGE projects. Brillobox offers a $5 veggie dinner starting at 6:00 every Sunday, so if you want to make a night of it that's a possibility too.

Nov 4: City Council hearing on gas drilling ban

Pittsburgh City Council will hold a public hearing about the ban on Marcellus Shale drilling in the city -- an ordinance to protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents and neighborhoods of Pittsburgh by banning the commercial extraction of natural gas within the city and establishing a bill of rights for Pittsburgh residents.

6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 5th floor of the City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. A rally will be held outside the building beforehand, beginning at 5:30.

Nov 4: WQED special on Marcellus Shale

Marcellus Shale: The Price of Progress - Pittsburgh, PA. WQED will host a town hall meeting on the topic of Marcellus Shale drilling in Western Pennsylvania. The issue has made headlines in recent months, with supporters touting a positive economic impact, critics raising concerns about environmental and health issues, and some homeowners reporting negative experiences on their own properties.

WQED's Chris Moore will host this live, televised program, with three to five panelists representing various viewpoints leading the discussion with an invited audience and viewers at home participating via the internet.

8-9 p.m. on WQED-TV; repeated Sunday the 7th at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Rebecca Shaffer, WQED Multimedia -
rmshaff@gmail.com, 814-279-5784


Nov 4: Marcellus rally in Clairton

14 water treatment plants dump untreated frackwater into the Monongahela River. The Clairton Municipal Authority Water Discharge Plant is authorized to dump 40,000 gallons per day! There will be a rally around this issue this Thursday.

Rally runs 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; meet to carpool from Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. outside Dick's Sporting Goods in the Waterfront Mall in Homestead.

Nov 4: Green, Healthy Schools Conference

The Green Building Alliance presents the third Green, Healthy Schools Conference. Join two nationally recognized keynote speakers and representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Governor's Green Government Council to discover the importance of high-performance, healthy K-12 schools. School administrators, board members, teachers, architects and parents are encouraged to attend this full-day conference featuring Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED AP, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture; Bill Reed, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Integrative Design Collaborative, Regenesis, Inc., and Delving Deeper; Michael A. Walsh, Deputy Secretary, PA Department of Education; Dennis Maloskey, PE, CEM, GBE, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Engineering and Development, PA Governor's Green Government Council; Dr. Patricia Vathis, Environment and Ecology Curriculum Advisor, Office of Environment and Ecology, PA Department of Education; and Elaine McDonnell, MS, RD, Coordinator, Project PA.


Much valuable information will be shared, and attendees will:

  • Learn about the importance of high-performance, green, healthy K-12 schools
  • Discover regenerative design: integrating and regenerating the health of our social and ecological systems
  • Learn about Pennsylvania's PlanCon updates, new environment and ecology curriculum standards, Pathways to Green Schools resources, and Farm to School Programs
  • Discover Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' educational programs and opportunities for K-12 students and teachers
  • Understand the economics of building and operating green schools, as well as financing opportunities through existing policies and programs
  • Listen to case studies from local schools
  • Envision schools as interactive learning laboratories


8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens (Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.) Register online; Download the agenda.


  • $95 for members of GBA, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, or the Tri-State Area School Study Council
  • $110 for non-members
  • Group rate for parties of 3 or more: $70 per member or $90 per non-member
  • $50 for undergraduate or graduate students
  • valet parking available for $7 on-site

A limited number of student scholarships are available. Please send a resume and brief description of interest in the conference to Jenna Cramer.

Nov 3: GASLAND screening with Josh Fox

In the wake of the Marcellus drilling protest outside the DUG (Drilling Unconventional Gas) Conference at the David Lawrence Convention Center, join filmmaker Josh Fox, City Council member Doug Shields, and Pennsylvania and New York State activists for a screening of Fox's amazing film GASLAND.

7 p.m. at the Teamsters' Temple (4701 Butler Street, Lawrenceville); panel discussion to follow at 8:30. For more information, visit MarcellusProtest.

Nov 3: Rally to stop Shale Gas Drilling

no frack sign

On November 2-4, the gas industry will host a national conference on shale gas drilling at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. As Pennsylvania citizens concerned about the health of our communities and the environment on which we depend, we will attend this summit in the streets.

The November 3rd Marcellus Protest Organizing Committee is an emerging effort in Southwestern PA mobilizing to protest the ongoing hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” is an under-regulated and unsafe natural gas extraction method. Unlike other forms of natural gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing causes catastrophic and potentially irreversible consequences. Citizens from across the US have been fighting hydraulic fracturing. Now the gas industry has begun drilling in Allegheny county, racking up violations, and buying up leases within the Pittsburgh city limits. Whether in rural PA in Pittsburgh, fracking may be coming to a home near you. That is, unless we mobilize to stop them.

As the facts about fracking bubble to the surface, Marcellus Shale gas drilling is becoming more and more unpopular. Several gas well explosions, dozens of compelling personal stories and hundreds of reported violations have inspired small townships, metropolitan cities, and even the entire state of New York to say, “now wait a minute.” But we need to keep up the momentum.

The gas industry wants to snatch the dollars that lie within the Shale before too many people stand in their way -- or an event like the BP blowout in the Gulf puts the kabosh on the deal. That’s why they’re shelling out $2.85 million to both Democrats and Republicans, and another $900,000 to former PA Governor Tom Ridge to spearhead an unprecedented PR campaign. The gas industry's approach puts profits before people, and their fracking continues despite the unknown health risks posed by the practice. Though the drilling has begun, there have been no scientific studies to gauge how much damage fracking inflicts on our beautiful environment.

On November 3rd we will show the gas industry and our elected officials that our lives, our future and our votes are not for sale. By organizing this mass demonstration we hope to bring our communities together to build a sustainable grassroots movement that will protect our communities and our environment.

Please help us grow that movement.

Come to Pittsburgh. Mobilize folks from your community to join you. Ask your group to sponsor or endorse the November 3rd protest. Volunteer to help with outreach, publicity, media, web, fundraising or logistics. Make a donation. Or host an event leading up to or following the summit, such as a discussion group or screening of GASLAND, a compelling documentary about fracking. The Committee will help promote your event.

10:30am Assemble on Allegheny Landing on the North Shore (shore park between the Andy Warhol & Roberto Clemente Bridges)

12:00pm March steps off: we cross the Rachel Carson bridge into downtown Pittsburgh and then stop in front of the Convention Center.

1:00pm Rally with music, speakers, tabling and other festivities. Program ends around 3pm.


Oct 31: Benefit concert for Food Pantry

Rodef Shalom Brotherhood joins forces with the East Winds Symphonic Band to benefit the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. Last year, the Pantry distributed almost 166,000 pounds of food to individuals and families in need. The concert is open to the entire community, and is free -- but guests are encouraged to bring a bag of kosher groceries or a monetary donation.

Reservations are not required, but seating is limited so come early! For more information, please call Norman Kanel at 412.241.6542.

Oct 29: Arbor Aid

Arbor Aid 2010

Join the soon-to-be-former Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest and celebrate the beauty of urban trees at
Arbor Aid -- Art Created from Salvaged Wood!

Showcasing artwork both decorative and functional by 50 local artists, with music provided by the Mon River Ramblers and Kirkwood, eats & treats from all your local favorites, and a beautiful setting in the newly-refurbished 6th floor of Guardian Storage Solutions in the Strip District.

FotPUF is unveiling a new name at Arbor Aid with a toast! Celebrate with us as we enter a new chapter in our organization's history! Join us... during our last moments as Friends of the Pittsburgh Urban Forest!

7pm-11pm on the 6th Floor of Guardian Storage Solutions, 2839 Liberty Ave.
Parking available at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Auxillary Lot right next door! Buy tickets online today!

Oct 27: GASLAND showing at Lili Coffee Shop













GASLAND Wednesdays
-- Come out for a screening of this important documentary each Wednesday in October at the Lili Coffee Shop, followed by a Q&A session.

7 pm at Lili Coffee Shop, at Dobson & Downing Streets, 15219. For more information, email danadolney@hotmail.com .


Oct 26: Sustainable Urbanism talk at CMU

Sustainable Urbanism, a talk by Professor Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez, architect and urban planner.

Sustainability encompasses the whole human activity so when it comes to place making a holistic approach must guide the analysis and provide the necessary frame that takes into account both tradition and innovation to create healthy places with economic balance and social integration. It must reconcile human needs with ecological imperatives. Three projects by the author –one in Spain and the rest in Cuba- are displayed as case studies to show some urban planning and urban design tools and strategies. A Master Plan for 21st Century Havana aimed at preserving the city’s historic, urban and architectural legacy and also at encouraging its future urban and economic development expresses the author’s vision for the future of the only Caribbean Metropolis with a European influence.

Professor Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez became the one and only Cuban Loeb Fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design during 2001-2002 in Advanced Urban and Environmental Studies and he received his degree from the School of Architecture of Havana, Cuba in 1982, where he was an Adjunct Professor from 1998 to 2006. He has lectured widely in the US, Canada and Europe about Cuban architecture and he’s also taught courses in the US and in Europe. He’s the author of a major book about Cuban architecture ‘Inside Cuba’ published by Taschen Editions, 2006, and also of ‘A Master Plan for 21st Century Havana’, a comprehensive urban plan registered at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He is the founding Chairman of the Cuban chapters of C.E.U and INTBAU and a member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and the recipient of several international and national awards. His writings have been published in Progressive Planning, the New York Times, Alinea Editrice, Caleidoscopio EdiƧao The Journal of the Royal Institute of the Architects in Ireland, Arquitectura Cuba and Arquitectura y Urbanismo. He is currently writing the book ´The Magic Landscapes and Urban Design of Havana´, a comprehensive essay about the history and evolution of the capital city of Cuba to be published in 2011.
He organizes and leads the Havana International Charrette every Spring, an urban planning and design workshop aimed at the regeneration of the city of Havana, its harbor and its waterfront.

6:30pm in Porter Hall 100 (Gregg Hall) at CMU. Co-sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education & Research (SEER).

Oct 23: Regional Apple Festival and pie contest

Black Amish appleapple pie
Pittsburgh Regional Apple Festival and Pro-Am Apple Pie Baking Competition
Music, fun, and apples in surprisingly many forms. Fire up your oven and bring a pie to be judged (and then eaten)! Fabulous apples, cider, ice cream, and cheese, to taste and to buy; pie a la mode (with Oh Yeah ice cream); and plenty of family entertainment: music, jugglers, a Double Dutch demo, and lots to learn about Western Pennsylvania's rich apple heritage.

11-2 at the Union Project at Negley and Stanton; free! For more information, contact Susan at stbarclay13@verizon.net .
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Oct 23: Prepare Faire in Friendship Park

As summer fades and the leaves change, so do the types of things that can be considered useful. Instead of fans and sunglasses, rakes and warm hats become more common.

It is with this in mind that East End Mutual Aid would like to announce the Prepare Faire: A Really, Really Free Market to Share the Harvest and Get Ready For the Cold.

This event will be held Saturday, October 23rd from 2pm-6pm in Friendship Park. Unlike the prev
ious two Share Faires, in which we put out an open call for people to bring any potentially useful items to be shared with their neighbors, at this event we are asking you to bring items specific to the fall and winter months. There will be warm apple cider, hot chocolate, and various pies.

Items to bring:
Scarves
Warm blankets
Coats
Sweaters
Hats
Gloves/mittens
Rakes
Shovels/Ice scrapers
Halloween costumes
Mugs
Other winter items!

And feel free to bring some seasonal food items to share!

We’ll see you in Friendship Park on October 23!
Bring your fall and winter items to share, and we can all look forward to the coming months with a greater sense of comfort and togetherness.

2-6 p.m. in Friendship Park (Friendship Ave and S. Mathilda St., Pittsburgh).
East End Mutual Aid 412-385-3362

Oct 23: SustEnable: The Metamentary funding deadline

Sust Enable: The Metamentary is an experimental feature-length nonfiction film that addresses the controversy and uncertainty forming our modern understanding of sustainability. We will attempt to answer the question, “what does sustainability mean?” holistically, through all aspects of our film: in the narrative, in the stylistic treatment, and even in the production methodology. Themes of process, complexity, feedback, reflexivity and dialogism will emerge on all levels. It’s not about converting all information to fit one closed-off worldview anymore... now, Sust Enable: The Metamentary is about opening up to debate, embracing complexity, embracing relativity and rejecting clean, easy answers--all in service to a broader statement about how human society, and living ecosystems, are actively defining sustainability.

For more information on the project, please take a look at our film’s fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1686680197/sust-enable-the-metamentary

The deadline for KickStarter funding of this project is October 23, at midnight -- please click, view, and contribute!

Oct 22-23: Three Rivers Bioneers

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The Pittsburgh satellite conference associated with the 21st national Bioneers Conference will be held a week after the main conference so that we may better focus our time here on issues and solutions relevant to our bioregion. Share models for innovative solutions, and help build a just, progressive, eco-focused, positive, action-oriented community!

Attendees will be able to participate in local workshops and field trips, as well as view talks from the national conference -- which will feature luminaries such as Jane Goodall, women's rights leader Gloria Feldt, Tree People's Andy Lipkis, Stonyfield Farm founder Gary Hirshberg, NASA climate expert James Hansen, Planetwalker John Francis, and the Kirwan Institute's john a. powell (among others).

The local conference will take place at the Pittsburgh Project, 2801 North Charles Street, Pittsburgh, 15214.
More information, RFPs for workshops and art displays, and conference registration will be available online at the 3RB web site.


Oct 21: Public Action Meeting on transit and other problems

PIIN Public Action Meeting will seek action on transit funding and other regional problems
The Port Authority’s current funding crisis (with a 35% service cutback planned for next March) will be among issues addressed at a Public Action Meeting of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN). The public is urged to attend—no admission charge.

1000 PIIN members and supporters—committed to working together for greater justice and equity in this region, state, and nation—are expected to attend. They will challenge local, state, and national public officials, as well as candidates for public office, to agree to specific remedies to the transit funding shortage; poor school performance; racial profiling; need for immigration law reform; and gun violence.

PIIN is an interracial alliance of more than 40 congregations representing many faiths working to realize their shared values through civic engagement on issues identified by their members.

7 - 8:30 pm, at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Avenue, (Oakland). Doors will open at 6:15. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact: PIIN at (412) 621-9230 or office@piin.org; www.piin.org


Oct 21: ALCOSAN public meeting

Is untreated wastewater entering your source of drinking water? Sewer overflows impact everyone, and everyone can contribute to the resolution of this critical problem. By participating in an upcoming meeting, you can learn what is being considered in your community to address the public health, environmental and economic impacts of untreated wastewater discharges into this region's rivers and streams. Meetings will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a presentation given at 6:30 pm. These meetings will focus on the community-based potential solutions for each area as well as provide ALCOSAN's Annual Customer Information update.

Additional meetings are scheduled through November. A complete list is available here.

Monday, October 18
Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department, 456 1st Street, Carnegie, 15106

Tuesday, October 19
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15206 (East Liberty)

Wednesday, October 20
Bellevue Christian Church, 680 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, 15202

Thursday, October 21
Carnegie Library, 510 E. 10th Avenue, Munhall, 15120

Oct 21: GASLAND film screening













Come out for a free showing of GASLAND, an award-winning documentary on the impacts of drilling for natural gas. Come see for yourself what the gas industry would like to do in our backyard!

8:30 p.m. at The Double Wide Grill, 2339 E Carson St., Pittsburgh. For more information call 412-758-2597; you can learn more about the film at http://www.gaslandthemovie.com .

Oct 20: ALCOSAN public meeting

Is untreated wastewater entering your source of drinking water? Sewer overflows impact everyone, and everyone can contribute to the resolution of this critical problem. By participating in an upcoming meeting, you can learn what is being considered in your community to address the public health, environmental and economic impacts of untreated wastewater discharges into this region's rivers and streams. Meetings will be held from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a presentation given at 6:30 pm. These meetings will focus on the community-based potential solutions for each area as well as provide ALCOSAN's Annual Customer Information update.

Additional meetings are scheduled through November. A complete list is available here.

Monday, October 18
Heidelberg Volunteer Fire Department, 456 1st Street, Carnegie, 15106

Tuesday, October 19
East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15206 (East Liberty)

Wednesday, October 20
Bellevue Christian Church, 680 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, 15202

Thursday, October 21
Carnegie Library, 510 E. 10th Avenue, Munhall, 15120