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Attention Teens: Apply for our 2018 Air Quality Fellowship!

Friday, March 16, 2018
Sheena Carroll

The Millvale Community Library and the Millvale EcoDistrict are dedicated to increasing educational opportunities on sustainability and community activism. In that vein,  we are introducing an air quality fellowship for local teens! The 2018 Teen Air Quality Fellowship application process is open to high school students (Classes of 2019 – 2022), who are interested in a summer-long fellowship on air quality. The purpose of the fellowship is to look closely at air quality issues in the Allegheny River Valley communities of Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg.  Program goals include helping students better understand negative impacts of poor air quality, introducing ways they can help… Read More »

Brrrr… What’s going on with that climate change?

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Zaheen Hussain

The cold last week was stunning, and it had some people asking a question. If the weather is so cold, how can climate change be real?  To answer that question, it’s really important to make one very important point.  Weather and Climate are two very different things. NASA says, “the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. The difference between weather and climate is that weather consists of the short-term (minutes to months) changes in the atmosphere. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind,… Read More »

An Interview with Maria, our 2016-2017 VISTA

Friday, December 15, 2017
Sheena Carroll

The following is an interview with our 2016-2017 Resource Development VISTA, Maria Mongelluzzo. After her year of service, Maria joined the Millvale Community Library staff and continues to be an amazing help and a friendly resource for all of our patrons! Thank you, Maria, for all of your hard work! Tell us how you became the Resource Development VISTA? What attracted you to the MCL? I have been involved in Millvale for the past several years. I initially began interning at the Library and the Gardens of Millvale following a community visit as part of a sustainability course I took… Read More »

Millvale Sustainability Coordinator Position now sponsored by New Sun Rising

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

  The Millvale Library means a lot of things to a lot of people.  For the past two and a half years, it has been my professional home. The Millvale Sustainability Coordinator position is a shared resource between the Millvale Library, the Borough of Millvale, the Millvale Community Development Corporation, and New Sun Rising with the overarching mission of implementing Millvale’s EcoDistrict Pivon Plan. Since June of 2015, when the position first came online, I have been fortunate to have been able to serve in my role, and working with Millvalians to implement programming in the areas of Food, Water,… Read More »

RADical Days is for Everyone

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Sheena Carroll

When I first moved to Pittsburgh in 2013, I was excited to be surrounded by culture in its many forms: in particular, I was enamored with the city’s many museums, conservatories, and zoos. Unfortunately, the admission prices were not within my “recent-college-graduate-on-the-job-hunt” budget – that is, until I heard about RADical Days. My first visits to the National Aviary, the Phipps Conservatory, and the Mattress Factory were during the 2015 RADical Days, and all three were amazing experiences. RADical Days began 16 years ago as a project sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) and the many organizations that… Read More »