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Millvale EcoDistrict Pivot Plan Wins Two National Planning Awards

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

  On Monday, May 8th 2017, the American Planning Association honored the Millvale EcoDistrict Pivot Plan with two national awards.  The following blog post is a direct transcript of the press release authored by evolveEA’s Daniel Klein for the award. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————   New York City, NY—The annual conference of the American Planing Association (APA) takes place in New York City this week and includes awards ceremonies to honor the best planning projects in the United States. The Borough of Millvale, located just across the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh, is being recognized with a Silver 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for… Read More »

Thinking globally, acting locally: Millvale Library hosts Environment & Health Fair

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

  On a day when hundreds of thousands across the country took to the streets to show their support for stronger climate policy and against climate denial, Millvalians gathered at the Millvale Community Center to celebrate Millvale’s achievements in sustainability and make the connection between the impact our environment has on our health. Dreamt up by graduating Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow, Amanda Hagl, the first ever Millvale Environment & Health Fair was an opportunity for Millvale residents to see Millvale’s award winning sustainability projects, volunteer in a community clean-up, provide input for how they envision Millvale’s future, and connect with healthcare… Read More »

Millvale Library connects dots between public health and environment, hosts Millvale Environment & Health Fair

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Zaheen Hussain

For a lot of people, protecting the environment is an important value.  There are many different reasons for people to hold that value, including the prevention of climate change and its effects, saving different animal species like bees and polar bears from extinction, preserving land or water features that are near and dear to our hearts — the list keeps going.   While certain reasons can be controversial for some, one important reason we can all agree on, but do not necessarily think of as a reason to protect the environment is…  Our health!  Many human behaviors and practices that… Read More »

The MCL is hiring a Maker Corps Member!

Friday, March 31, 2017
Lisa Seel

The Millvale Community Library is seeking a passionate educator and “maker in residence” to help design and run our summer maker programming. As a part of the Maker Education Initiative’s Maker Corps program, our Maker Corps Member would plan and facilitate engaging youth-centered opportunities for making. During the ten week period from June 6 to August 11, the Maker Corps member will work directly with the Maker Program Director and other library staff to ensure that the summer at the MCL is as fun and rewarding as possible. Ideal candidates will possess: Excellent leadership skills Agency and ability to work… Read More »

Get Ready to Sign Up For Summer Camp!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Lisa Seel

Millvale is starting to warm up, and that means summer is just around the corner! The Millvale Community Library is offering a wide range of summer camp programs for children, ages 5 to 13.  Camps are happening weekly between June and August, and all camps are FREE!  Lunch and a snack are also included, free of charge! At the Millvale Community Library, our goal is to make sure everyone in our community has year-round opportunities for learning and growth. Our summer camp programs are designed to help facilitate that learning by teaching kids about a broad spectrum of different topics,… Read More »

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