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Eden Hall Campus Wins Best of Green Schools Award

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus and K-12 Program received a 2018 Best of Green Schools Award from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN).

Chatham was honored in the Higher Education category, which  recognizes higher education institutions or faculty members who have made a significant contribution to the K–12 green schools movement through partnership, research and/or scholarship. This year, the Best of Green Schools Awards recognized 11 individuals, institutions and projects that represent the best environmental efforts in schools across the country and highlight the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability.

About the Eden Hall Campus K-12 Program
Through K-12 programming and events at Eden Hall Campus, students can explore and participate in a variety of activities that broaden their awareness of food, energy, nature, science, mathematics, and more. Educators can discover how they can take those same principles of sustainability into their classrooms to create fun and educational lessons that have meaning and applicability.  More information at: www.chatham.edu/edenhall/k12.

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2018 Eden Hall Campus Summer Series Scheduled Announced

PITTSBURGH :  Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus Summer Series in Richland, PA will kick off its fifth annual run on Sunday, June 17th with events running through August.

Presenting live musical performances against nature’s backdrop in the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater, a Father’s Day Brunch followed by a Kids Can children’s festival, and a series of food-focused workshops, the Summer Series offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience music, fun and learning surrounded by the beauty of nature.

All events are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public.

Father’s Day Brunch and Kids Can Children’s Festival: Sunday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Join us for brunch and stick around for the Kids Can Festival. All parents and guardians with kids are welcome! The Kids Can Festival will include a variety of performances, workshops, demonstrations and more.  There is a fee for the brunch; the festival is free of charge.  More information.

Classical Night, featuring Pittsburgh Festival Opera:  Saturday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.

Jazz Night, featuring Funky Fly Project and The Poogie Bell Band:  Saturday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.

Bluegrass Night, featuring Shameless Hex, The Turpentiners, and, returning by popular demand for an encore performance, Lonesome, Lost & Foggy:  Saturday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.

Workshops Focused on Food
CRAFT is an outgrowth of Chatham University’s longstanding engagement with sustainable practices and ideas. From the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment to the Food Studies program, CRAFT builds on education, outreach, and training to support products and knowledge building in our region.   From bread baking to curing meats, public workshops are continually being created and added to the schedule.  More information and schedule.

For more information on the series, please visit chatham.edu/summerseries/.

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Sierra Magazine Ranks Chatham as one of America’s “Greenest Colleges”

PITTSBURGH:  Sierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has ranked Chatham University as the country’s 14th greenest university in its annual ranking of the nation’s “Cool Schools.” This is the fifth year in a row that Chatham has earned this top 25 honor, and is the highest ranking the University has achieved to date. The rankings, published in the magazine’s latest issue, salute the higher education institutions across the United States that are weaving sustainability into their culture and upholding high environmental standards.

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