Celebrate Earth Day During The Tailgate Tour In Pittsburgh On April 22

Activities are planned in the Hill District, Market Square and at PNC Park to learn about sustainability and energy efficiency — and to have fun, too.


There will be a different kind of tailgate party on April 22 to recognize Earth Day that will be capped by the Pittsburgh Pirates Salute to Sustainability that evening.

The Tailgate Tour runs from 11 a.m. through the Pirates 6:35 p.m. match-up against the Cincinnati Reds, all presented by Duquesne Light Company and other sponsors. 

Festivities begin with Powered Up at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District, running from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Claudy Pierre from the E.A.T. Initiative and the Eminent Hospitality Group will serve up tailgate tastings. Duquesne Light staff will showcase how the public can reduce their environmental impact. Attendees can take the ‘Power It Up’ pledge to commit to a more sustainable lifestyle and educate themselves about energy efficiency. 

In Market Square, the annual Music, Art and Culture Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be outdoor exercise classes and musical performances headlined by The Uprooted Band, with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, as part of the 25th anniversary of their album “When I Woke.” There also will be live art on stage and more.

At PNC Park, the tailgate tour finishes with the Pirates’ Salute to Sustainability. Duquesne Light Company President  Kevin Walker will throw out the first pitch.

To learn more details about all these events, click here.

Sustainable Business Breakfast On Friday, April 21

Local leaders will speak on a panel about sustainability, climate change and how businesses can get involved during the ninth annual Pittsburgh Earth Day Sustainable Business Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown. This breakfast is a part of the Green Voice Speaker Series and will include panelists from Duquesne Light, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, UPMC Health Plan, Pitt Ohio, Wesco International and more. The breakfast will also be broadcast by the Big K Morning Show hosted by Larry Richert and Marty Griffin.

Tickets are free and first come first serve.


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