For far too long, sustainability has been painted with the broad brushstrokes of environmentalism associated with the plight of wildlife thousands of miles away. While we love and respect nature in all of its forms, when we discuss sustainability through our EcoDistrict Pivot Plan, our core focus is the smart, strategic, sustainable growth of the entire community. The Millvale Library strives to create programs, projects, and ideas that have co-benefits. It is our belief that what is truly environmentally sustainable is good for people, and what is good for people has to be good for the environment. A core… Read More »
MCL agrees with the leaders of Shell, Exxon Mobil, & Morgan Stanley: Climate Change is real and we need to do something about it!
Let’s get one thing out of the way – climate change is real, and there is overwhelming scientific evidence proving that the climate change we are experiencing today is strongly influenced by our industrial practices over the past 150 years. Don’t take it from me, take it from the organization that took humans to the moon, NASA. Climate Change Basics: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and other greenhouse gases created by fossil fuels like oil and coal are really good at trapping heat in our atmosphere. A lot of it occurs naturally, and is one of the reasons life can exist on… Read More »
by Erinn Batykefer Do you have a little one at home who is headed toward the big “K?” While kindergarten can be scary for some, children who are prepared and who have begun to build literacy skills before heading to kindergarten are known to adapt much more quickly. To help your child with this big transition, consider signing them up for the Library’s 1000 Books before Kindergarten program! This is a fun, self-directed program that helps build the early literacy skills your child will need to succeed when they make the jump to school. Since you and your youngster read together,… Read More »
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 »
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 »