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The Sustainability Program

Allegheny Green is a comprehensive initiative to promote sustainable practices within County government through county-wide policies, programs, and green projects.

Allegheny Green focuses on external leadership activities and internal practices, specifically our physical plants and assets, how we conduct business, and the critical role of our staff. We are leading by example with programs such as the green roof demonstration project, and by setting aggressive goals for reducing energy and water consumption.

Allegheny County encourages residents, businesses, and municipalities to also implement sustainable practices that support economic interests in an environmentally appropriate and equitable manner.

Our collective goal is to reduce the County’s ecological footprint.

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HISTORIC CARRIE FURNACE SITE
RIVER CLEAN-UP

Saturday, April 12th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Allegheny County Employees, Allegheny CleanWays and the Rivers of Steel Heritage Foundation in this continued effort to Clean-UP the Historic Carrie Furnace Site.

Meet outside HIDY'S CAFE to sign in and to carpool to the Carrie Furnace Site.

HIDY's CAFE
(under the Rankin Bridge)
115 W Braddock Avenue
Rankin, PA 15104

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. Volunteers between 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All volunteers must sign two standard waivers - one regarding access to the site and one regarding participation in the clean-up activity.   

Online pre-registration is required at Allegheny CleanWays

Sturdy, closed-toe shoes and long pants are required and boots are recommended. Safety training, gloves, tools, safety vests and life preservers will be provided at the site.   

In appreciation for your efforts, a light pizza lunch will be served.   

You will also receive complimentary tickets to tour the Carrie Furnace Site at a later date.   

Have fun and get ready for Earth Day 2014!