Thursday, July 9, 2009

Future Meetings

All meetings will be held on Monday's at 7:00pm in the Program Room at the Monroeville Public Library. The Fall and early Winter schedule dates are: August 24, October 5, November 16, and December 7.

Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146

Black and Gold Partnership

Sustainable Monroeville is now a partner of The Black and Gold City Goes Green campaign.

The Black And Gold City Goes Green campaign is the action plan of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative, working across four sectors: municipal operations, higher education, business, and the individuals that make up the Pittsburgh community.

The Initiative seeks to raise awareness and engage Pittsburgh's residents, businesses, government and institutions of higher learning in taking concrete actions that will reduce global warming pollution and its impact on our local economy and human health. View the press release from the campaign launch.

Consider joining the campaign and join the conversation on Facebook.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Welcome and Connect

Welcome to the blog of Sustainable Monroeville. This blog will provide information about future meetings and projects including articles, links, stories and pictures. The first Sustainable Monroeville meeting was on July 6th.

Although the group just started earlier this year, a lot of the people are really involved in various projects. Elisa Beck moderated the discussions, and several people spoke on different topics. Carrie Gallagher talked about beekeeping and how regular people can keep hives in their yards. We hope more people will try it in the future, since the bee population is declining at an alarming rate, and we'll all starve if we lose our pollinators. John Silvestri talked about the new LEED certified building at The Cedars, an assisted living community. He also spoke about white roofs and LED lights (which can last 23 years and use a fraction of the electricity of fluorescent bulbs). Other topics included soil tests and rain barrels.