ASCE Pittsburgh Section
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced that they have become a Charter Signatory of the Second Nature Climate Commitment to further commitments to carbon neutrality and resilience. The Climate Commitment, a signature program of Boston-based nonprofit Second Nature, requires Chatham to set climate targets, report on progress publicly, and collaborate with the surrounding community, all while integrating sustainability across the curriculum. Chatham is also a charter signatory American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (now called the Carbon Commitment), and received a Climate Leadership Award in 2013 from Second Nature for its efforts.
In addition to this latest commitment, Chatham was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Individual Conference Champion of the 2015-16 College & University Green Power Challenge for using more green power than any other school in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. Chatham beat its conference rivals by using 12 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power, representing 97 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. Chatham University is procuring renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives. According to the U.S. EPA, Chatham University’s green power use of 12 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 1,100 average American homes annually.
PITTSBURGH – Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus Summer Series, which drew more than 3,000 attendees to its next-generation, sustainable campus in Richland, PA, last season, will feature an expanded lineup for its third annual run this June-September. Presenting live performances against nature’s backdrop at the Hilda M. Willis Amphitheater, a KidsCan children’s festival and a series of educational farm-to-table gatherings, the series offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience art while immersed in the beauty of nature. Members of the public are invited to save the dates for the following Summer Series events:
Pittsburgh Opera: Fri., June 10, 7:30 p.m.; Free. More info.
Classical Music Under the Stars: Fri., July 15, 7:30 p.m.; Free. More info.
Bluegrass Festival in Partnership with Calliope: Sat., Aug. 13, 3-10 p.m.; Free. More info.
Singer/ Songwriter Jesse Daniel Edwards Featuring Nina Sainato: Sat., Aug. 20, 7:30-10 p.m.; Free. More info.
Donora: Sat., August 27, 7:30 p.m.; Free. More info.
Madcap Puppets presents Aesop Classic Fables: Sat., July 30, 10-11:15 a.m.; Free. More info.
The Improvised Shakespeare Company: Sat., Sept. 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Adults, $23; Students, $18. More info and reservations.