How To Fold A Tote Bag (Project)

Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out? This is a prompt guaranteed to launch a thousand “what might have been” tales of woe and heartache. Once upon a time, […]

Being Struck By Lightning Helped Lighten Their Loads

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The Prompt: Tell us about a time you’d been trying to solve a knotty problem — maybe it was an interpersonal problem, a life problem, a big ol’ problem — and you had a moment of clarity when the solution appeared to you, as though you were struck by lightening. OK, so first I have […]

How To Recycle a Christmas Tree in Pittsburgh

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First, if you put your tree at the curb – the City will take it, but it will NOT be recycled.  That’s very important. I had a chat with a local organization that used to recycle trees and they told me it is not a very profitable endeavor – essentially they  chip the trees into […]

Being ‘out’ in hostile places

(Update from Trish: I’ve received permission from my friend to share her story. I should have asked in the first place, but my thought process sometimes is like a bunch of suitcases falling down the stairs!) — As LGBTQ people, do we have any moral obligation to be out in places that are hostile to […]

How To Make a Tote Bag from a Dog Food Bag

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Via The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project This idea was contributed by a foster home with Starfish to the Sea Rescue. Please attribute if you share. We receive tote bags made from all sorts of materials, mostly denim and tee shirt material. This is a very unique idea — using a dog food bag to make a […]

Pittsburgh’s Second Annual ReuseFest – Saturday August 3 in Lawrenceville

The folks at the Pennsylvania Resources Council are teaming up with local non-profit groups to collect your extra “stuff” and get it into the hands of neighbors who can best reuse it. On Saturday, August 3, from 9-1, you can stop by the Goodwill parking lot in Lawrenceville with all of your reusable stuff. On […]

Peduto and Shields Protecting City

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I truly do not understand City Council.  How can only two of our electeds want to keep drilling out of the City?  The Gulf Oil Spill is still gushing. The corporation and the bureaucrats are bungling the heck out of it.  People's livelihoods are drying up.  And the environment is dying.  How a man as learned […]

Be part of the solution

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I read about this on Facebook … Want to pitch in and do your part to clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Get a haircut – and then donate your locks to Matter of Trust, a nonprofit group that uses hair to make mats and booms that can combat oil spills. The mats […]

Joe Hoeffel in Pittsburgh today to talk about the environment

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  HOEFFEL TO CHALLENGE CANDIDATES ON NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION: Joe Hoeffel will discuss drilling in Southwestern PA   Who:       Joe Hoeffel, Democratic Candidate for Governor                  Terri Davin, Friends of Dunkard Creek   What:          Joe Hoeffel, Democrat for governor, will discuss the economic development           potential and challenges to environment […]

Hoeffel on Drilling Moratorium

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From the HuffPo … “Coal mining was not well regulated in Pennsylvania,” said Hoeffel, “and it is the same with gas-drilling.” Hoeffel has already met with landowners in southwest Pennsylvania's Greene County where gas and coal companies are blaming each other for pollution that killed all fish, mussels and other aquatic life along the 35-mile […]