The Triboro Ecodistrict promotes coordinated sustainable community development throughout the Boroughs of Millvale, Etna and Sharpsburg. With over 10,000 residents combined, these Allegheny River Towns are building on a strong collaborative history to promote sustainable community development through the shared lenses of: Equity, Food, Water, Energy, Air Quality, and Mobility.
This partnership between New Sun Rising, Etna Economic Development Corporation, and Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization has received guidance from Triboro ally evolveEA, which supports this initiative with planning and project management services.
Since its self-effacing beginning in 2012 with the creation of Millvale’s Ecodistrict Pivot Plan, the Triboro Ecodistrict has secured considerable funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Henry L Hillman Foundation, and The Heinz Endowments. Backing from these organizations has allowed projects like the Sharpsburg Sustainability & Civic Engagement Center, Etna Riverfront Park and the state of the art DC Microgrid at Millvale Food + Energy Hub to come to fruition.The development of ecodistricts within communities is key to address climate change and the effects that come with it. If you would like to get involved or learn more about applying the ecodistrict strategies in your area, contact email@example.com.
For more information about us, visit www.triboroecodistrict.org
Read all about the Triboro in the newsletters below!
And watch this video documenting the first year of the Triboro Ecodistrict!
Articles featuring the Triboro Ecodistrict:
Triboro Ecodistrict will expand Millvale’s nationally-recognized model to Sharpsburg and Etna (2017, NEXTpittsburgh)
Pittsburgh River Towns Unite to Create Triboro Ecodistrict (2018, Green Building Alliance)
Triboro Ecodistrict of Millvale, Etna and Sharpsburg receive over $2 million for green infrastructure, art & education (2018, NEXTpittsburgh)
Triboro Ecodistrict: Three Allegheny County towns are setting an example on what it means to be sustainable (2018, Pennsylvania Business Central)
Triboro Ecodistrict Announce Support for Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg Effort (2018, Pittsburgh Green Story)
Three Allegheny River boroughs help each other with ecodistrict game plan (2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Sharpsburg, Etna, Millvale will share $2.3 million Hillman grant for energy alternatives (2018, TribLIVE)
Sharpsburg ready to put its sustainable plans to work (2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Enta EcoDistrict well received, supported (2019, TribLIVE)
Etna breaks ground on its Riverfront Park and trail (2019, TribLIVE)
Work on phase I of Etna Riverfront Trail and Park gets under way (2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Three boroughs, one green new plan (2019, New Sun Rising)