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 Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge (GWC) 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 pgh 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

Due to Southwestern Pennsylvania’s emergence as a worldwide hotspot for advancements and innovations in sustainability policy and practice, Sustainable Pittsburgh launched Champions for Sustainability (C4S). C4S combines a ten-year strong network of companies big and small from many different industries, entrepreneurs, community leaders, university researchers, educators, and other social ventures.

business-men-shaking-hands

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 19: SP Challenge Halftime Celebration: Ribbon Awards and Trivia at the Zoo

Location: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, 7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (Education Complex, Lecture Hall)

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Preliminary Overview:

Come celebrate, meet new colleagues, and be inspired by what participants have already achieved as the 2018 Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge reaches “halftime” on July 30.  Learn how the 2018 Challengers’ actions are adding up to real impacts for a more sustainable future.  Then, challenge your knowledge as the SP Challenge team leads a fast-paced sustainability trivia game for the chance to earn bragging rights and prizes.  The evening will conclude with special recognition for the organizations that have earned Achievement Ribbons during the first half of the competition.

More details and registration coming soon.


Thursday, August 16: Engaging Employees and Community for Lasting Change

Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Room 115)

Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Preliminary Overview:

Many sustainability initiatives require team effort, whether among employees within your organization, or as a broader community.  Join Sustainable Pittsburgh for this workshop to uncover how other organizations have successfully engaged employees to reduce waste, improve commuter impacts, reduce energy and water consumption, and more.  Learn how to incorporate sustainability principles into existing employee engagement initiatives, and how organizations can benefit through collaboration.  Then, join the SP Challenge team in a few fun engagement activities that you can use in your own organization.

More details and registration coming soon.


Thursday, September 13: Water Systems and Climate Resilience

Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Room 115)

Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Preliminary Overview:

The Pittsburgh region is surrounded by an abundance of water, a resource growing increasingly scarce in other parts of the United States.  Waterways, lakes and streams create tranquil spaces to enjoy the outdoors and provide abundant drinking water sources.  Yet, the region’s aging water infrastructure has raised deep concerns about water quality, both for recreational purposes, and for daily consumption.  Join this workshop to learn how multiple stakeholders are working together to protect and repair Pittsburgh’s water resources.

More details and registration coming soon.


Thursday, October 11: SP Challenge 3rd Quarter Celebration

Location, time and details to be announced.


Finale and Awards Celebration

The competition ends January 31, 2019, after which the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge team will be evaluating the results of the competition.  Results will be announced in March 2019 during the program’s Finale and Awards Celebration.  Check back as the competition proceeds for more details, or subscribe to the SP Challenge Newsletter.


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

Follow Us

Thx to everybody who came to see the Steel Chef Cook-off! Don't forget to check out @JennyLeeSwirls, who was kind of enough to serve delicious bread! You can find this @SWPA_SustSmlBiz in McKees Rocks or search our website: https://t.co/3MowgIvNHJ

SP Challenge Updates: Register Now for Trivia Night at the Zoo, Inclusive Dress Code, News & Events - https://t.co/cNPCfPhbxM

http://www.healthordisease.com http://nosubhealth.com http://healthlibr.com