A Tiny House that's Big on Energy Savings

Spread out across the city for these upcoming events, including a “Tiny House” exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center displayed by the FIY Network.


FYI Network’s “Tiny House” Comes to Pittsburgh

A 170-square-foot wonder has arrived at the Carnegie Science Center.

Built by Zack Giffin, host of the television show “Tiny House Nation,” the house will be on display through Sept. 11 on the lawn outside of the Riverview Café at the Carnegie Science Center as part of the “Plastics Make It Possible” campaign.

Stop by and get an idea or two about how you to integrate sustainable building products to create an energy efficient space of your own — whether big or small.

The welcome mat will be rolled out from 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Tours are free.

For more information, visit carnegiesciencecenter.org.



Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation’s Free Friday Walking Tours End This Week

Join a PHLF docent at noon Friday at Gateway Station, Downtown, for the organization’s final Free Friday Walking Tour, a one-hour tour that will explore 11 buildings constructed between 1950 and 1979. Along the way, you’ll hear stories covering the triumphs and tribulations of Pittsburgh's Renaissance, gaining an understanding of how our city’s preservation movement was inspired by the massive demolition and urban planning methods of the 1950s and 1960s.

Reservations are appreciated by contacting Mary Lu Denny at 412/471-5808 ext. 527 or marylu@phlf.org


Women for a Healthy Environment hosts “A Guide to Green Cleaning”

You might be surprised to learn how many commonly used disinfectants and cleansers contain allergens, asthmagens, carcinogens and even hormone disruptors. Join Women for a Healthy Environment Director of Community Education Chelsea Holmes from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 as she provides tips for cleaning your home using non-toxic products.

During the discussion, Holmes will provide information on some great natural alternatives for you to use — many of which you probably already have in your home.  

The event will be held at the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation’s Resource Center in Wilkinsburg (744 Rebecca Ave.). Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. RSVPs are appreciated by contacting Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412/471-5808 ext. 527.


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