Here's what visitors experienced last year...

     

Held on
Saturday, September 28, 2013

11 am – 4 pm
Hartwood Acres Park
 

The Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival is a sustainable living festival held in late September. In 2013, the festival featured over 80 exhibitors from local nonprofits and green businesses, as well as events including an African drumming circle and a recycled costume parade!

Come to Hartwood Acres Park for the 5th annual Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival in 2014. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and green your community. Enjoy delicious local food, interactive demonstrations, and activities. Plus, the festival is held jointly with Hay Days, a fun family event with a petting zoo, tractor rides, and other activities for kids! Check this website in spring 2014 for updated event information.

Exhibits

Over 80 green organizations offered interactive exhibits throughout the park. Visitors enjoyed everything from bike-powered squirt guns to environmental trivia, herb tastings, and an African penguin Meet-and-Greet.

 Penguin 
image credit: Paul Mannix 

The 2013 event featured the following presentations. Interested exhibitors are encouraged to prepare a presentation or mini-class for next year!

Presentation Time  Exhibitor  Location  Description 
11:00 - 11:20  GTECH  Booth  Learn about biofuels and how to create fuel from veggie oil 
11:30 - 11:50  Conservation Consultants, Inc.  Booth  Energy efficiency workshop 
11:30 - 12:30  Parade of All Beings Nature Walk  Booth  Observe wildlife and create costume ideas for Parade of All Beings 
12:00 - 12:30  Farm to Table Pittsburgh  Booth  Learn about local food in Pittsburgh 
12:30 - 12:50  Audubon Society  Booth  Presentation on rain barrels and rain gardens 
12:30 - 1:30  Parade of All Beings Nature Walk  Booth  Observe wildlife and create costume ideas for Parade of All Beings
1:00 - 1:20  Colteryahn Dairy   Booth  Taste & learn about acidophilus low fat milk 
1:00 - 1:45  Camara Drum and Dance  Main Stage  Participate in an African drum circle 
1:30 - 1:50  Green Building Alliance  Booth  Learn about energy efficienct lightbulbs & Green Schools program 
2:00 - 2:30  PDF Icon Parade of All Beings  Booth  Parade through Hartwood wearing hand-made, recycled materials creature costumes 
2:30 - 2:50  Allegheny Cleanways  Booth  Learn how to stop illegal dumping 
2:30 - 3:30  National Aviary  Main Stage  African penguin Meet-and-Greet 
3:00 - 3:20  Green Grandma  Booth  Cloth diaper demo 
3:30 - 3:50 Allegheny County Library Association Booth  “Green” storytelling with storyteller and artist Alison Babusci.   

Our registered vendors for 2013 included:

Clean Rivers Campaign - Pittsburgh UNITED

ALCOSAN

Allegheny Aquatic Alliance

Allegheny Cleanways

Allegheny County

Allegheny County Green Champions

Allegheny County Health Department

Allegheny County Conservation District

Allegheny County Treasurer

Allegheny Grows

Allegheny River Towns Enterprise Zone

American HealthCare Group& Farm to Table

ARL Wildlife Rehab League

Artemis Environmental

Audubon Society of Western PA

Black and Gold City Goes Green

Breathe Project

Chatham University

Chicks in the Hood Backyard Chickens

Colteryahn Dairy

CommuteInfo

Community Energy Inc.

Conservation Consultants, Inc.

Construction Junction

Department of Environmental Protection

Eisler Landscapes

Free Ride

Friends of the Riverfront

Glenshaw Presbyterian Church

Global Links

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

Green Building Alliance

Group Against Smog and Pollution

G-Tech Strategies

Gutter Helmet Systems

HLQ Associates: Discovery Walk

Holistic Living Quest

Leaf Filter

Local Government Academy

North Area Environmental Council

PennFuture

PA Resource Council

Pair Networks

Penn Forest National Burial Park

Penn State Extension

Penn State Center Engaging Pittsburgh

   Phipps Conservatory

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Climate Initiative

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Pittsburgh Poison Center

Platypus LLC

Project Eviive

Project HERBS

Public Utility Commission

River Quest

Robert Morris University

Sierra Club

Stadelmyer Enterprises

Storm Works

Student Conservation Association

Syntek Global

The Church Institute

Three Rivers Wet Weather

Venture Outdoors

Waste Management

Women for a Healthy Environment

Zero Fossil-Energy Outfitters

Zero Waste

Pine Creek Land Conservation Trust 

Knot Just Weeds

Cork Tree Design 

Sierra Club Endangered Species Program 

Allegheny County Library Association 

Sole Power LLC 

Green Grandma 

 Battery Giant 

The Evergreen Cottage 

 Shelter Box 

Society for Cultural Exchange 

Our Children Our Earth Reuse-A-Palooza    

For Kids

The Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival features lots of great content and activities for kids. Here's a sampling of last year's kid-friendly presentations:

Presentation Time  Exhibitor  Location  Description 
11:00 - 11:20  GTECH  Booth  Learn about biofuels and how to create fuel from veggie oil 
11:30 - 12:30  Parade of All Beings Nature Walk  Booth  Observe wildlife and create costume ideas for Parade of All Beings 
12:30 - 1:30  Parade of All Beings Nature Walk  Booth  Observe wildlife and create costume ideas for Parade of All Beings 
1:00 - 1:45  Camara Drum and Dance  Main Stage  Participate in an African drum circle 
2:00 - 2:30  Parade of All Beings Event  Booth  Parade through Hartwood wearing hand-made, recycled materials creature costumes 
2:30 - 3:30  National Aviary  Main Stage  African penguin Meet-and-Greet 

Volunteer

Kids and adults can volunteer at the festival, helping set up tables, direct parking, providing information to festival-goers, and keeping the park clean.

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I Made It! Market

Artists from I Made It! Market have a tent at the festival, where they sell handmade crafts.

Local Food Vendors

Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival features sustainable food from your favorite local restaurants and food trucks! Last year's food vendors include Marty's Market, Zest Wishes, Pittsburgh Crepe, Rondita's Food Truck, Wood Fired Flat Breads, Soup Nancy's, The Pop Stop, BRGR, Franktuary, Polish Pierogi, Healcrest Urban Farm, Sito's, Crested Duck Charcuterie, Colteryahn Dairy, and Chatham University.

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Sponsors

The 4th annual Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival was made possible through the generous support of the following event sponsors: 

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