Geared Up and Grounded: Bike Tour & Block Party

This year's Bike Tour & Block Party event will feature Grounded's projects in Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhoods. At each stop, we will speak to community partners, learning about their journey and the transformation of vacant spaces into activated places. For those who do not have a bike, Healthy Ride bikes will be available for use! Before we head out for the tour, we will have a local bike shop, Waxwing Cycles LLC. present to check rider bicycles before the start, so arrive early!…

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6th Annual Two Wheels Lots of Green: Bike Tour & Block Party

On a sunny October day, GTECH celebrated Pittsburgh's greenspace community with a guided bike tour and block party! This year's Two Wheels Lots of Green event featured Pittsburgh's East End. We rode 6.5 miles and made stops in Larimer, Homewood, and Wilkinsburg. 2017 Featured Greenspace Projects & Partners At each stop, we spoke to community partners, learning about their journey and the transformation of vacant spaces into activated places. Stop 1: Ms. Betty Lane's African Healing Garden & Chatman Properties for…

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Pitt 1st Years are Grounded in Homewood

As part of their orientation process at the start of the fall semester, first years at Pitt joined Grounded in Homewood for a day of service. We worked together on a litter cleanup, while engaging in thought provoking discussions about the ties between refuse, home abandonment, poverty, and access to green space.                 Our litter cleanup also served as a walking tour of the neighborhood, to show areas where Grounded has already built…

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CANCELLED: Woods Run Green First Planning Meeting

This event has been CANCELLED. Join PWSA and residents of Marshall-Shadeland, Perry Hilltop, Observatory Hill, and Brighton Heights at the Woods Run Community Meeting to discuss green solutions to stormwater challenges. GTECH is working with PWSA, residents of the 4 affected neighborhoods, Brightwood Civic Group, the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation, Observatory Hill Inc, and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council to collect information on community preferences for green infrastructure and identify what other greenspace-related needs are community priorities. To learn more about…

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