Nominate Artists for a $50,000 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award Oct. 3-5
Smoke billowing from the stacks of Shenango Coke Works on Neville Island. Shenango Coke Works on Neville Island, prior to January 2016 closure; image credit: Brian Cohen.
Landscaping students working outside in green shirts Landforce team members in Beechwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh; image credit: Quinn Glabicki

Nominate Artists for a $50,000 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award Oct. 3-5

The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation invite you to nominate an emerging or established artist in the Pittsburgh region for the 2023 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards.

View more information on the process and nominee eligibility

New study shows 90% drop in average daily levels of sulfur dioxide at government air-monitoring stations near site after closure of Shenango Coke Works

A new Endowments-funded study by New York University Grossman School of Medicine found a 61% decrease in local heart-related emergency department visits and 13% decrease in hospitalizations for cardiovascular diseases after the Ja‌nuary 2016 closing of one of Pittsburgh’s biggest coal-processing plants.

Read the NYU press release here

Postindustrial sites turn into opportunities for local employment and environmental restoration

Transforming Allegheny County’s 276 brownfields into places safe for reuse is a fast-growing and fascinating line of work. Learn how Landforce and Auberle are training a new generation of remediation professionals to reclaim sites – sometimes in their own communities - against a backdrop of climate change and a shift to cleaner energy and industry. 

Read the PublicSource piece by Quinn Glabicki here

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