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Maren's list of environmental, cultural, and social justice events in and around Pittsburgh.
Aug 14: Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival
Come to the Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival at Hartwood & learn about sustainable living and innovation in all forms. This zero-waste event will include earth-friendly food and product vendors, crafters, green living demonstrations, a book swap, musical entertainment, and children’s activities. Reuse-a-palooza, the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Carnegie Science Center, and RiverCubes are just a few of the groups that will provide hands-on activities.
Green your pantry! Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank
Carnegie Mellon University will bring Tartan Racing’s Boss, the robotic SUV that won the 2007 DARPA Urban Grand Challenge, and its “BowGo” pogo stick developed with CMU’s robotic leg technology. The National Center for Robotics Engineering Technology Education at California University of Pennsylvania will also be on hand with demonstrations. Read the news release.
Keep it out of the landfill... bring cell phones and cords to recycle through eLoop.
The Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival will feature activities for children of all ages. Stop by the Children’s Museum tent and participate in spin art or visit the Carnegie Science Center tent to try Liquid Nitrogen ice cream. Children can make crafts from recycled materials with Reuseapalooza. Penn State will provide an opportunity for children to learn about its forage club, visit with llamas, and watch a rocket launch. Penn State University and California University of Pennsylvania will have robotics and AW Beattie Career Center will have solar powered crickets. Face painting and a variety of animals will be present, including rescued wildlife animals courtesy of Animal Friends, adoptable pets from Animal Protectors and Animal Rescue League Wildlife, and exotic animals from the Wild World of Animals. Children’s music will be performed by Kelsey Friday starting at noon.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Hartwood Amphitheatre. Bands to perform include Kelsey Friday (children's music), Greg Joseph (folk rock), The Turpentiners (acoustic/blues), The Long Time Darlings (rock/lyrical) and Joe Grushecky & The House Rockers (classic rock). For a complete list of vendors, visit our Facebook page. For more information, check out the County web site.