Officials in Pittsburgh said they’re looking for ways to cut back on waste and be more environmentally friendly as they prepare for the impacts of climate change.

November 1, 2023

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Officials in Pittsburgh said they’re looking for ways to cut back on waste and be more environmentally friendly as they prepare for the impacts of climate change as part of the city’s Climate Action Plan.

Pittsburgh’s energy advisor, Flore Marion, commented that the city’s sustainability and resilience team is working to combat climate change, starting with reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The team will also look to improve recycling and composting programs around the city and encourage others in the region to do the same.

“There’s really a sense of urgency we’re starting to see,” she said.

As part of the city’s strategies for reaching its environmental impact goals, it plans to transition to 100% renewable energy in city facilities while cutting energy and water use at city facilities in half by 2030.

Also, the plan calls for Pittsburgh to be waste-free by 2030, which is a part of the plan that officials have “really been focused” on, explains Afton Giles, principal planner with the city’s sustainability and resilience division.

Giles said that the city has already made strides in its goal to be waste-free and transitioning toward a “circular economy.” Recycling bins have been provided to city residents and a pilot program has been launched for residents to explore composting options.

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