Many of the programs and organizations that took center stage on World Environment Day here two years ago will once again be celebrating the goals of cleaner air, cleaner water, and a cleaner planet. As a proud former host city and a community of environmentally conscious Pittsburghers here are the best ways to celebrating World Environment Day on June 5, 2012.
June 5 marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nation’s World Environment Day, and this year’s theme questions whether you’re part of the green economy. This year, D.C.’s hosting the big celebration, but if you can’t make it to the city for the hoopla, Pittsburgh offers plenty of green party options. Many of the programs and organizations that took center stage on World Environment Day here two years ago will once again celebrate the goals of cleaner air, cleaner water and a cleaner planet. As a proud member of this former host city, celebrate the day with these fun, green options.
Western Pennsylvania’s beauty trumps that of most of the country with rich foliage, lush mountains and glimmering fields. Take a drive, but keep it close, with some of the most scenic routes this city has to offer with 60 miles of your stomping grounds. Visit stunning waterfronts, luscious parks and even a few mountains on the area’s prettiest open roads.
Going on a road trip this summer? Entertain yourself and the kids with these fun car games along the way.
Planning a road trip this summer? Here are some helpful tips to get your family there happy and in one piece.
Venture Outdoors, a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization, boasts one simple goal: Get more people involved in outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, rock climbing and cross-country skiing are only a partial list of the activities included in the more than 500 programs Venture Outdoors oversees annually. Its shining star, however, is the annual Venture Outdoors Festival at Point State Park. In its 12th year, the festival is the perfect springboard for families, couples and individuals interested in outdoor recreation lovers. From weekend warriors to families with young children, the event promises entertainment for every member of the family.
Take a fresh spin on your traditional workout and take your routine to another dimension with the area’s best spin classes. Pittsburgh’s spin instructors are spirited and merciless in their ability to provide an exhausting workout that leaves spinners smiling — and sweating — every time. Expect the best studios and instructors here to go above and beyond to put with a worthwhile workout under your ever-shrinking belt every time.
Mixed martial arts incorporates a multitude of hand-to-hand combat styles including boxing, kick-boxing, muay Thai, Greco-Roman wrestling, judo, tae kwon do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Sambo and even elements of sumo wrestling. The vast majority of the fighters at gyms that provide this training, however, are not trying to become then next Randy Couture and most will never fight professionally. Instead, it’s the discipline, strength, endurance, agility and sense of accomplishment that brings them back to gyms like these, Pittsburgh’s best five, time and again.
Since spring sprang, the days are getting warmer and it’s finally staying light out long enough to play after work. Pick-up basketball games are a great way to get in shape and meet new people in the area. Find a great game whenever the mood strikes at the city’s best places to play pick-up basketball right next door.
Nobel Prize winner and noted professor of geophysics Henry Pollack weighs in on ice and the environment.
When you head to those big-chain grocery stores, you may be getting a slight deal when it comes to buying veggies and fruits. But what you’re not getting is the freshest product. Instead of putting your money into these chains, head to your local farmers’ markets.
From zip lining to ice climbing, which extreme sport would you rather try?
If you’re tired of the gym, or looking for a great way to get a workout in with friends, check out sports leagues or clubs around Pittsburgh.
There probably isn’t a more perfect spot in town to admire the beauty of spring than Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Nothing screams wedding season more than the Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase.
Nothing says spring is on the way like the annual home and garden show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Check out the best beaches in America.
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, is feeling the effects of global warming. See the view from the bottom of the Earth.
Antarctica is the most inhospitable place on Earth. Certain creatures survive there, though global warming can threaten their natural habitats.
National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.
Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.
The Pittsburgh Marathon debuted a new course for 2011. Despite the rain, approximately 22,000 people participated in the event!