Oakland Green Team

The Oakland Green Team seeks to “put the oak back in Oakland,” serving as a bicycle/pedestrian committee for Oakland, improving trail connections and creating attractive open spaces. The team will identify, guide and implement greening activities throughout Oakland.Semple_Street_Mural

The Oakland 2025 Master Plan identifies greening and beautification as vital areas for creating a sustainable and enjoyable community. The Oakland Green Team is a direct response to this vision for the future, and will strive to achieve this vision by creating a forum for resident ideas and actions.

The Oakland Green Team meets the third Thursday of every month and welcomes all to attend. If you miss a meeting, check this page regularly for posted minutes, announcements and other relevant materials.

AnnouncementsMeeting MaterialsRock AlleyTreeVitalize

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 21st, 6pm, The Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Contact greenteam@opdc.org or 412.621.7863 ext. 14 to RSVP.

Spring/summer 2014 projects: 

  • New murals underway in Central Oakland this summer
  • Planning for planting of donated perennial flowers from Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Planting will happen this fall. 
  • Bike happenings, including new bike infrastructure linking Oakland to Schenley Park, proposed improvements to the Joncaire Street steps, and changes for the upcoming bike share

Green Team Minutes 9.19.13Green Team Minutes 8.15.13

There are no minutes from the May and June meetings. In May, the team traveled to Action Housing’s Green House in East Liberty to learn about increasing energy efficiency in our homes. In June, The Green Team had a second meeting regarding public murals. Semple St in Central Oakland was selected as the location for two to three potential murals. Designs were presented and discussed, two designs rose to the top and the artists will make changes per community input before presenting them again. After this discussion, team members walked to Bates St and joined Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in removing debris from the hillside.
Green Team Minutes 4.18.13 Green Team Minutes 3.21.13 Green Team Minutes 2.21.13 Green Team Minutes 1.21.13 Green Team Minutes 11.29.12

Learn about the Rock Alley project at the project website  which details the history of this dynamic Oakland neighborhood, and has lots of great photos, like this one, from almost a hundred years ago!
If you’re interested in a free tree, click here to download the Tree Request form and email it to efisher@opdc.org or mail it to 235 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

5 Responses to Oakland Green Team

  1. Iron city Self Storage January 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    This is a great cause!!!

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