New Speaker Added for Greening Fields & Facilities: Allegheny County Success Stories

  • Justin Philman
  • July 8, 2015
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Greening Fields and Facilities, 8 a.m., July 17, is an opportunity to learn about programs and techniques that Allegheny County has applied to the day-to-day operations in its recreational areas and public buildings. And one of your teachers will be a goat from Steel City Grazers – a first! Attend this program to learn about how Allegheny County’s South Park Golf Course makes compost tea to care for the greens, how to manage invasive plant species and weeds without herbicides and how green cleaning and recycling make public facilities and events healthier for everyone.

As part of this program, David Brown, ScD, of Environment and Human Health Inc., a national non-profit, which studies human health and environmental hazards will discuss the broad range of toxins in our environment. Brown’s information and local examples of successful efforts to reduce pollution, will prepare participants to better identify the environmental and health needs and opportunities in their own communities.

Speakers include:

  • David Brown, Environment & Human Health, Inc.
  • David Carter, South Park Golf Course
  • Carrie Pavlik, Steel City Grazers
  • Kathy Hrabovsky, Allegheny County Sustainable manager
  • Michelle Smith, University of Pittsburgh
  • Chelsea Holmes, Women for a Healthy Environment
  • Justin Stockdale, Western Regional Director, Pennsylvania Environmental Council

Click here to go to LGA’s course catalog. Scroll down and click on Greening Fields and Facilities: Allegheny County Success Stories to register for this program.

You may participate in this program and the second Local Communities/Healthy Communities program, At a Moment’s Notice – Rail Transportation Emergencies, Community Response and Health as a course bundle at the discounted price of $35. Click here to learn more about At a Moment’s Notice. To register for both programs at the discounted price, please register through the Local Communities/Healthy Communities bundled course on the LGAonline course catalog. This bundled registration may not be split between two individuals. Single registrants pay the individual program rates.

LGA also offers the Michael P. Lynch Scholarship Fund (MPLSF) to communities who are fiscally distressed. These communities are eligible for a 50-percent discount for this program. Click here for a complete list of scholarship communities. If your community is on the scholarship list, please contact Kelly Garrett at 412-586-5659 for the discount code.

The Local Communities/Healthy Communities series is being offered as part of the Sustainable Development Academy.