“It is totally different from what you would expect from a potting soil.”
Faced with an invisible crisis and an invisible neurotoxin, city residents are beginning grassroots efforts to inform and educate their neighbors about the dangers of lead in Pittsburgh water.
“Whether you’ve been an activist for years or you’ve just recently committed yourself to support our environment, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival offers a unique opportunity to educate, entertain, and inspire all at once.”
“A lot of people don't get excited by the numbers or research around sustainability, but if you tell someone a story they're more likely to be inspired by it or look at things in a different way.”
"Our mission is to bring together folks from both of those perspectives and help them to find areas of agreement on the most responsible way to deal with shale gas development, particularly in the Appalachian Basin."
The Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award is for high school and community college students dedicated to sustainability and community development.
Polli will oversee two workshops inspired by her work Energy Flow, an environmentally-minded lighting installation currently on display on the Rachel Carson Bridge.
“I saw an opportunity to offset some of the product coming in from California, Mexico or Florida."
The technology would offer a sustainable, cost-effective method of converting CO2 into methanol, which is considered a viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuels.
“We're approaching this problem to improve the quality of our rivers, but also to improve the quality of our neighborhoods and the places where people live."