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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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And watch this video documenting the first year of the Triboro Ecodistrict!
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