Tag Archives: Go Green

Tree Climbing Competition Comes to Pittsburgh – AND: Learn about Renew Growing Greener!

4 May

Interesting event!


The Penn-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) hosts the Western Tree Climbing Championship in Pittsburgh, on May 7th, at the Allegheny Cemetary.

Beginning at 8am, 25 of the region’s best male & female arborists will take to the limbs in hopes of competing for the state title, granting them a chance to climb against other champions from around the world in Sydney, Australia!

You can learn more at www.treepittsburgh.org

ALSO: are YOU interested in “going green?”  Are you eco-friendly? A tree hugger? All about the environment and conservation? We all know how important our environment is – the earth’s resources aren’t infinite. “Going green” is more than just a buzzword or trend. Being eco-friendly should be second nature to us all! Follow the Renew Growing Greener Coalition on Twitter @RenewGG as they charter the way for renewing our earth & improving conservation efforts!  … and “like” them on Facebook, here!

A Record-Breaker: The Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh GREAT RACE

26 Sep

Today’s “Great Race” of Pittsburgh – held in honor of the late mayor Richard S. Caliguiri and benefitting amyloidosis research, has broken a record…before the race even began!

The 32nd annual City of Pittsburgh Great Race is “sold out” – reaching a record number of 14,000 participants for today’s run.

The race features a 10K run, a 5K run, and a 5K walk, and is sponsored by Highmark, Dollar Bank, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Allegheny General Hospital, DelMonte, KDKA, the Pittsburgh CW, Pittsburgh Magazine, the Port Authority, Bob FM, Q 92.9, and the Allegheny Regional Asset District – a.k.a. RAD.

The Great Race is making efforts to “go greener” this year. According to the official website, “The Great Race is partnering with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and the City’s Recycling Division to expand the event’s green initiative.

This year The Great Race is seeking local certification through Zero Waste Pittsburgh (a project of PRC) and national certification through the Council for Responsible Sport in recognition of its environmental efforts. Look for recycling and composting containers along the course route and at Point State Park.”

Participants can check out their scores and standings online after the race. Results will be announced at http://www.rungreatrace.com/results.htm the afternoon of September 26th, 2010. Prizes include trophies and plaques. The Richard S. Caliguiri Award is given to the first male and female Pittsburgh resident to finish the 10K race….and, they have to be true ‘Burghers,as the winner has to be a resident for at least 6 months prior to the race.

ANYONE can join in – there are special awards given to those in the wheelchair race, and for “juniors” – the kids who are participating.

I’ll be there supporting my fiance…….go Mike! Maybe next year, my knee will let me participate 🙂

Good luck to all of the participants – and kudos to all of you!

For more info, check out http://www.rungreatrace.com

Some Super-cool Happenings in Pittsburgh! The Burgh Blast, TypeWriter Girls, Asian Film Festival, Arthritis Walk at Kennywood, Mother’s Day, Persad Art Auction, Race for a Cure and More!

7 May

TONITE – May 7th, 2010 – The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the Burgh Blast from 7pm-11pm featuring the music of No Bad Juju, hairstyles by Izazu Salon, an appearance by Pittsburgh rock legend Donnie Iris, refreshments from Rita’s Italian Ice, the Pittsburgh Yinz! Play exhibit, museum exhibits, and more! Please note: tickets are for the 21+ crowd only and are $60 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Visit their website for more details: http://www.pittsburghkids.org/tickets or email blast@pittsburghkids.org

Tonight is also the 5th Annual Asian American Film Festival at Pittsburgh Harris Theater. Silk Screen will be showing approximately 20 films from Asia and it will be sure to feature exotic locales and beautiful scenery! Visit www.silkscreenfestival.org for details!

Also tonight – The TypeWriter Girls Go Green! The TypeWriter Girls Avant Garde Poetry Cabaret perform one of their “infamous” spoken poetry sessions with a “go green” theme to benefit the Landslide Community Farm in honor of World Environment Day. The event is at Istanbul on Butler Street in Pittsburgh, at 7:30. Cost is donation-based with a minimum of $7 being accepted at the door. For more information, click here.

TOMORROW – May 8th, 2010 – Arthritis Foundation of Western PA hosts a 5K Arthritis Walk, Wellness and Juvenile Arthritis Family Fun Day at Kennywood Park! Get more info here -> http://WpaArthritisWalk.kintera.org or visit their website at http://westernpennsylvania.arthritis.org

Also – Don’t forget – Sunday is Mother’s Day! So happy Mother’s Day weekend to all! Be sure to tell YOUR mom or mother-figure how much SHE means to YOU! Also, don’t forget it’s also the 18th Annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for a Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness! Here’s their website for more information: http://www.pittsburghraceforthecure.org/

Last but not least – Monday, May 10th, 2010 – The Persad Center of Pittsburgh hosts its annual, “Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art” event at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland. This art auction will be featuring works from 200 regional, national and international artists and is sure to be a can’t-miss event benefitting the worth cause of the Persad Center.

Get out there, Pittsburgh, and enjoy yourself!

On a personal note, this weekend is special to me – happy 50th Birthday to my Dad (May 8th) and ALSO Happy College Graduation to my brother Ryan on May 8th, as well!  And OF COURSE a Happy Mother’s Day to my MOMMY, Nana, and Grandma, as well!  ❤  xoxo