Featured Programs

Sustainable Business Compact
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Business Compact is a commitment and performance platform that provides a credible and rigorous pathway for businesses to advance and publicly demonstrate their corporate sustainability achievements.
Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge enables organizations to participate in a friendly challenge program where they can receive due recognition for their sustainable actions and achievements, which results in earning points.
Sustainable Small Business
The Sustainable Small Business Designation Program, a FREE program of Sustainable Pittsburgh, recognizes small businesses for implementing sustainability actions that are simultaneously good for their bottom line, the environment and their communities.
Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant gets to the true heart of sustainability and demonstrates a commitment to managing the social and environmental impact of its operations as central to its strategy for economic success.

Who We Are

In response to Southwestern Pennsylvania’s emergence as a hotbed for advancements and innovations in sustainability policy and practice, Sustainable Pittsburgh launched Champions for Sustainability (C4S). C4S combines a ten-year strong network of sustainability leaders from companies big and small across sectors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, university researchers, educators, and others.


Upcoming Events

10th Annual Sustainability Conference
Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
August Wilson Center – Downtown Pittsburgh

Conference Hosted By:
The American Society of Civil Engineers (Pittsburgh Section)
The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (Pittsburgh Chapter)
Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Sustainable Pittsburgh / Champions for Sustainability

In Collaboration With:
The City of Pittsburgh Mayor’s Office
American Public Works Association (Western PA Chapter)

Exponentially increased computing power has played an astounding role in driving urban growth in the 21st century. This powerful dynamic presents an opportunity to consider conscious urban planning in a new and “smarter,” data-driven way. Across the globe, public and private industries are advancing new cutting-edge smart technology to more efficiently manage resources, thereby promoting sustainable development for improved environmental and social outcomes. These technologies span many applications, including energy grids, transportation, water utility systems, waste management, air quality, and public safety. Engineers, city planners, and scientists are implementing innovations such as predictive modeling, interconnected systems integration, and near-real-time smart infrastructure data analytics. Presenters at this year’s conference will discuss these innovative practices and their significant, tangible benefits for cost savings, the environment and social equity. Come learn how Pittsburgh and other leading cities are positioning to reap the benefits of smart infrastructure for greater efficiency and quality of life.

Access the abstract and agenda, and register today!

Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge
Finale and Awards Celebration

March 21, 5 p.m., PNC Park

Join Sustainable Pittsburgh on March 21st at PNC Park for the 2018 Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge Finale and Awards Celebration! Be among the first to learn what participants in the SP Challenge achieved and which organizations earned the top spot in their division. Could it be you?

During the celebration, we’ll be sharing your impact, announcing the top-scoring organizations, and celebrating both small victories and big changes. Mix and mingle with your fellow participants to share your favorite competition stories. All participants, including schools in the K-12 Challenge and “Self-Performers,” are invited to attend. We also welcome sustainability team members, supervisors, supporters, and interested community members.

During the evening celebration we’ll also be announcing the first-ever winner of the SP Challenge People’s Choice Award. Do you know who you’re voting for?

Registration includes a light dinner, two drink tickets, and all the excitement of your achievements!

Stay tuned for more details about the event as planning continues.


Check back for updates, or view upcoming workshops at SPChallenge.org.

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