Green Initiatives

The Oakland Task Force is proud to announce one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets: the Oakland community is a green community!  Each of our Oakland Task Force member organizations boasts a variety of both large and small scale green initiatives that contribute both to the public health and environmental health of the Oakland community.  Our partners have initiated such projects as:

  • Comprehensive recycling programs
  • Green building initiatives
  • Toxic waste and hazardous material remediation
  • Street tree and community garden plantings
  • a walk challenge
  • a farmers market
  • furniture recycling program
  • vegetarian lunch fundraisers

Combined with Oakland’s comprehensive public transit system and our extensive natural park, trail, sidewalk and river systems, we are definitely Pittsburgh’s best kept green secret.  Go Green Oakland!