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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 »

My Adventures in Millvale: The Green Workplace Challenge

Friday, September 29, 2017
Sheena Carroll

Foreward: In the busy world of Millvale and the Millvale Library, we tend to get carried away in all the exciting things happening around us.  The Green Workplace Challenge (soon to be the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge) is a wonderful and easy way for us to document and track organizational sustainability efforts so that we can keep our focus. This year, the Millvale Community Library, Tupelo Honey Teas, and Rolling Pepperoni, all participated in the Challenge to see how our efforts stack up against like-minded organizations around the region.  Below is a blog written by Millvale Library Sustainability Intern, Kelli Williams,… Read More »

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