Pittsburgh is home to a thriving community of eco-conscious businesses and services, providing plenty of sustainable options for your home. Whether you're on the hunt for local produce, repurposed goods, refillable household essentials, or garden upgrades, our guide has got you covered with all the essential details.
Local grocery delivery is made easy with Harvie. They source from mostly local businesses to bring you wonderful local foods right to your door. In order to cut down on fuel emissions, they deliver to neighborhoods that are close in proximity on a designated day of the week. If you have always wanted to try more products from local grocers and food stores, this is an excellent option to explore.
In Pittsburgh's West End, Farmer Girl Eb is a small business offering locally grown produce, organic herbals, made-to-order food, and freshly squeezed juice. Ebony of Farmer Girl Eb, has a genuine passion for farming, gardening, providing access to fresh foods. Ebony's passion is evident in the quality of her produce (plus her 5-star reviews) and her advocacy outside of her business.
Construction Junction has it all for you home reno needs! Shop here for amazing vintage furniture, decor finds and other treasures. The tile aisles are always fun to peruse. Check out their amazing stained glass doors and windows too. Our shops are full of display tables, shelves, chairs, and desks from this local gem.
Crafty people are aware of this spot for all the artsy needs in the Burgh. PCCR is located right beside Construction Junction too, which is comes in handy when completing an upcycled project. Stop here for a rainy day craft for kids too.
Located in Squirrel Hill, The Refillery is a zero-waste store where you bring your empty containers (or buy one there) and fill with home essentials such as lotions, hand soap, laundry soap, and other cleaning supplies. Their mission is to reduce single-use plastic waste by making reusing and refilling easy.
The vibrant oasis in the heart of Oakland is a Pittsburgh staple, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The LEED®-certified building welcomes you with Cafe Phipps, which was featured on Food & Wine as one of the best museum restaurants in the U.S. After enjoying a delicious bite, walk through the colorful glasshouse and tropical forest. Behind the glasshouse is the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, which is one of the greenest buildings in the world. End your visit at the gift shop, where you'll find sustainable treasures and gardening tools such as a composting bin!
If you are looking to support a local environmental non-profit, we have a couple that we love to work with. Tree Pittsburgh is dedicated to restoring and protecting Pittsburgh's urban forest through tree planting, care, education, and advocacy. You can donate, volunteer, or attend programs (for adults and youth).
At Sustainable Pittsburgh, you can find resources and tools to help guide your sustainable efforts. Their mission is to "empower decision-making that builds a fundamentally equitable, resilient, healthy, and prosperous region." Shops, restaurants, workplaces, and neighborhoods have benefited from their generous wealth of resources and information.
Find your local CSA here.
Shop Sustainable Pittsburgh's directory of local sustainable businesses here.