Make this West End Lot SHINE

Volunteer work day on the Together We Shine lot in central Sheraden. Tasks include landscaping, picket fence painting and construction, pebble mosaic craft for kids. Something for everyone. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing ready for painting. The lot will be a Green Playce that encourages kids to move and play. RSVP and learn more by contacting Rebecca at rebecca@groundedpgh.org or 412-361-2099 x 2#. Location: 1111 Fairdale St, Pittsburgh, PA 15204

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THINC30 Tank: Ensuring Inclusive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

Lend your voice and insights to help create a tool that can be used to regularly check up on the health of Pittsburgh's 90 unique neighborhoods at our first 2019 THINC30 Tank: Ensuring Inclusive Pittsburgh Neighborhoods. Over the last two years, Pittsburgh’s business, civic and community leaders have joined us at our THINC30 summits to learn how they may help advance the 17 global UN Sustainable Development Goals here locally and create a thriving, robust region for everyone. Last year,…

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Hazelwood Green Space Build

Join the Hazelwood Platoon in collaboration with Morningside Baptist Church and Grounded, in honoring the legacies of George Thomas; Army Veteran, and community advocate, Min Rena Fuller. Help us to uphold their commitment to leadership and service. The Hazelwood Platoon alongside Hazelwood volunteers will complete 2 memorial service projects, one of which is reviving a vacant lot. Join us in planting shrubs, building an outdoor activities space, constructing pathways, building benches and more! Help us to bring in the Spring Season the right way!…

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Vacant Lot Beautification in Larimer

Support our CommunityCare stewards as they work to stabilize and beautify vacant lots throughout Larimer. We need extra hands to help us with some particularly overgrown vacant lots that are encroaching on the sidewalk. Help us uncover a safe walking path for pedestrians and pick up debris on site. Please come equipped with sturdy footwear (no open toes), as well as clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. RSVP and learn more by contacting Anna at anna@groundedpgh.org or 412-361-2099 x 6#. Location: 558…

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Where the Wild Things Were… and Could be Again

As humanity has tightened its grip on Earth, we have been party to the loss of many species. While many of us are aware of the cautionary tales of the dodo and the Tasmanian tiger, we are blind to the processes that led to their extinction. In seeking to fulfill our desires (for space, for goods, for control over the natural environment) we too often fail to consider the needs of the system that sustains us: the dodo, for example,…

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Phipps feature: Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World

Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World At Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through March 17, an amazing new series of "plant profile" paintings by celebrated local artist Ashley Cecil will capture your imagination and challenge your perceptions of the relationships between people and plants. Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:30 PM, Artist Talk at the Biophilia: Pittsburgh meeting Café Phipps (at the main entrance) 7-9 PM, Closing Reception Phipps’ Welcome Center Gallery (at the main entrance) Attendance is…

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Environmental Hazards: Close-to-Home

The snow is already beginning to melt, and we can see the first spikes of spring ephemerals like snowdrops and crocus poking through the snow. Having spent the short days of winter cooped up indoors, many people are pleased to feel the days getting perceptibly longer. As we cross the thresholds of our respective houses out into this warming world, we transition between two very distinct sorts of environments: one familiar, consistent, and controlled, the other unpredictable, varied, and sometimes…

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