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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment

Mission: "Sustainable Pittsburgh affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh Region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality bringing sustainable solutions to communities and businesses.”

Results: View our yearly accomplishments at our website sustainablepittsburgh.org

Target demographics: Decision makers

Direct beneficiaries per year: Citizens of SWPA; SWPA businesses

Geographic areas served: Southwest Pennsylvania

Programs: Policy advocacy - engage partners in developing sustainable development policy recommendations and build coalitions to organize for positive change (smart growth, fix it first, targeted investments, integrated infrastructure, equitable development). Gain rapport with key decision- making bodies and partner at the decision-making table. Sustainable development practice - assist communities and businesses to implement sustainable development practices with an eye toward demonstrating bottom-line benefits/wins and linking to sp's policy agenda. Civic engagement - demystify regional planning and investment processes and build capacity for diverse civic leaders to gain a seat at decision-making tables for local and regional planning and visioning. Educate - continue to innovate a wide range of means to reach civic leaders regarding sustainable development best practice and policy opportunities while growing the organization's network of partners and community leaders.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 aks

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sustainable Pittsburgh provides an amazing resource for making Pittsburgh the best it can be now, and particularly in its planning for the future. The staff is so committed and excited about their projects.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Sustainable Pittsburgh is a commendable organization that is the driving force for building more sustainable communities. Through this organization sustainable guidance and education are provided to policymakers, businesses, and ordinary citizens.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization excels in community initiatives to give people in all walks of life a chance to gain knowledge in sustainable practices.

12 PittsburghFellow

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Sustainable Pittsburgh is a Nonprofit with a zest for the future. The energetic and initiative staff, make this organization different from other Nonprofits that are not willing to embrace the changing nature of the Nonprofit community. I look forward to see the creative ways they will grow the organization.