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The Black and Gold City Goes Green

Pittsburgh recently became the first city to launch a citizen-driven environmentally-friendly campaign.  Launched on March 17th, the goal of the campaign is for Pittsburghers to work together to reduce heat-trapping gases from global warming, with a significant measurable decrease expected by January, 2010.  The campaign’s website allows users to create an account in order to keep track of their green progress and allows the user to track the city’s overall progress.  Recommendations are as simple as changing an incandescent light bulb to a more energy-efficient fluorescent version.

The site also offers monthly tips that are especially appealing to Pittsburghers.  This month, the site explains how to “Get Your Money’s Worth in Miles” by suggesting green precautions such as checking your tire pressure, purchasing a Pittsburgh city bus pass or biking your morning commute.

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