Rust to Renewal – Pittsburgh’s Green Economy


Pittsburgh is doing some innovative things in terms of attracting the renewable energy sector to fill in the holes left behind by the steel industry (holes that still exist in Cleveland).  Cleveland has ideas to similarly bring wind turbine manufacturing into our old industrial sites, but we could learn from what Pittsburgh has done in its turnaround.

I was excited to find this video on ChelseaGREEN (one of my favorite blogs about sustainability).  The film, which has obvious connections to what I write about here, was produced by the US State Department to demonstrate how Pittsburgh is following Obama’s campaign to build the renewable energy grid while creating new “green” jobs.

Also, watch this video about how Braddock, PA is becoming more sustainable because of key leadership decisions.  Couldn’t help but notice that Braddock’s “GTECH” group is a lot like the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Green Corp program that pays inner city kids to work and learn in urban gardens.  More on that later.

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