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sustainability

Are Your Tattoos Locally Sourced?

At one Pittsburgh tattoo shop, they're taking the 'buy local' thing to the next level.

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Two Farms, Two Very Different Ideas of Sustainability

The term sustainability is now commonplace. Everything from furniture, to travel, to shopping at Walmart is described as "sustainable."  We visited two North Country New York dairy farms, each with a very different philosophy, but both claiming to be sustainable.

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Chatham's Eden Hall Campus Grows with Sustainability Mission

Many people support the idea of sustainability. But Chatham University in Pittsburgh is putting its money where its mouth is. While some schools might have LEED certified buildings or grow some of their own food, Chatham's Eden Hall campus is being built with sustainability as its central mission.  

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Urban Activist Majora Carter Promotes "Greening the Ghetto"

Renowned urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter recently spoke in Pittsburgh about "greening the ghetto." Her successful projects in the Bronx are evidence that green spaces can help curb crime and poverty.

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Commentary: Sharp Ideas for a Green Christmas

Allegheny Front intern Patrick Wagner believes it takes some sharp thinking to make Christmas green.  

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Grocery Stories: Fresh Food Access for Pennsylvania Neighborhoods

Making sure neighborhoods have walkable, accessible grocery stores prevents urban dwellers from leaving for the suburbs.  Yet, many urban neighborhoods lack grocery stores or markets offering fresh foods.  

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One Suburban Community's Struggle to Revitalize

Vacant lots and abandoned houses aren't just urban issues. Suburban communities can suffer the same real estate problems as cities. Students Mercedes Velasquez, Ethan Busis and Anna Koebley from the Heinz Endowments Youth Philanthropy Project traveled to Heidelberg, a small town of just outside of Pittsburgh to see how suburban communities are handling their neglected properties.

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Sustainable Florist Industry Blooms in Pittsburgh

When you think of floral arrangements, images of high end, perfect rose may come to mind. But a small business in Pittsburgh is demonstrating that conch shells picked up from Goodwill and repurposed or decayed logs make great pots. The Allegheny Front's Kate Malongowski visited with two men who are part of this budding industry.

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Grocery Stories: Food Access And Sustainable Communities

The US Department of Agriculture has just identified thousands of "food deserts" across the country.

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Nation's Largest Food Access Study Conducted in Pittsburgh

Two Pittsburgh neighborhoods are the site of one of the biggest food access studies in the U.S.

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