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November 2015

Benefit Night at Franktuary (Lawrenceville)

November 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Franktuary, 3810 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Grab a cocktail & a hot dog with us on Wednesday, November 18th  On November 18th Franktuary (Lawrenceville Location) will donate 10% of sales during dinner service from 5 pm - 10 pm to GTECH Strategies.  The success of this fundraiser is based on how many SCC members, partners and friends of GTECH join us for dinner at Franktuary.  At the benefit night we will be featuring GTECH's key projects for 2016.  This will be a fun event to connect with SCC Members, GTECH Staff and Board,…

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February 2016

Tedx Pittsburgh Meetup: GTECH Takeover

February 18, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event will be a place for sparking big ideas and to keep the community conversation going with TedxPittsburgh. We will enjoy recorded TED talks together curated by 2015 TedxPittsburgh Speaker, Andrew Butcher of GTECH (check out his talk: Fueling an Upward Spiral of Community Health). Followed with a group discussion to explore new connections and ideas on sustainability and community development for our region. Audience: TedxPittsburgh Networks, GTECH's Social Capital Council and Networks, Environmentally and Community Minded Individuals, and any curious minds…

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March 2016

Growler Hour with ioby

March 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
East End Brewery, 147 Julius St
Pittsburgh, 15206
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ioby believes that it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards” - the positive opposite of the “not in my back yard” mentality called NIMBY. To do this ioby has designed a crowd-resourcing platform that mobilizes neighbors who have good ideas to become powerful citizen leaders who make positive change in their own communities. GTECH and The Sprout Fund have been partnering with ioby to support innovative and creative projects that focus on current issues and challenges affecting local communities. We invite you…

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May 2016

Circle Economy for Communities: Coffee with Andre Struker

May 20, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Alpha Lab Gear, 6024 Broad St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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This event is free, but we ask that you REGISTER to attend. The circular economy is about closing resource loops, mimicking natural ecosystems in the way we organize our society and businesses. Andre Struker, Strategic Advisor to Amsterdam's water utility Waternet, is coming to Pittsburgh to share his expertise on how the facility's energy-from-waste ecosystem fits within the overall circular economy strategy in Amsterdam and how the utility is “mining for energy” in its goal to become climate neutral by 2020. The circular economy can be applied to…

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June 2016

Makerspaces & Playces

June 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tech Shop Pittsburgh, 192 Bakery Square Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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$25 – $45

We had a fun night of cocktails and laser cutters for our 21+ Night at the TechShop to benefit Green Playces. Mingle with Makers, Movers and Shakers enjoyed small bites, engaged in maker-centered games, and interacted with tool demonstrations that built educational play components for Green Playce sites. About The Cause: GTECH's Green Playces initiative closes the gap between the lack of environmental education and access to safe, vibrant green spaces for youth who live in close proximity to blighted, vacant…

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August 2016

5th Annual Two Wheels Lots of Green

August 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beltzhoover Community Center, 403 Gearing Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15210
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Greenspaces are popping up all over South Pittsburgh. Learn the “story” behind GTECH's vibrant community spaces at the Two Wheels Lots of Green bike tour. This year's guided bike tour features unique greenspaces, including gardens, games, colorful trailheads, outdoor classrooms designed by youth, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and an historic incline site turned into a greenway, and more. Refreshments such as iced coffee from Black Forge Coffee and bike-powered smoothies from Green Mountain Energy will be provided throughout the tour. Afterwards we will celebrate…

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September 2016

GTECH's Entrepreneurial Spirits

September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse, 1055 Spring Garden Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Every year GTECH tests new ideas and innovative solutions with partners to transform blighted, vacant land into community assets. These ambitious projects produce creative solutions and products to tackle social issues and offer new ideas for wide-scale change. As social entrepreneurs our vision is to help Pittsburgh become the most innovative city for addressing vacant land and community disinvestment.  GTECH’s Entrepreneurial Spirits event celebrates and supports our ability to trial new ideas and test innovative solutions for fighting blight and…

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