Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Green Initiatives

Pittsburgh has a lot to brag about when it comes to going green but some local leaders say not so fast - there's still a lot more work to be done. OnQ's Tonia Caruso looks at the latest plans and proposals designed to make our region even more environmentally friendly.


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OnQ reports on a former commercial building in Westmoreland County that has gone through complete "green rehabilitation." Named GreenForge, the building is used to demonstrate cutting edge conservation, alternative energy and green building features.

Original airdate: Apr 06, 2010


For years, it was a Pittsburgh community in steep decline but that's all starting to change. Great strides are now being made in Garfield and the Penn Avenue Corridor and OnQ's Tonia Caruso takes us to this neighborhood and community on a comeback.

Original airdate: Mar 31, 2010


After an explosive blew up in U.S. Marine and Iraq War Veteran Josh Maloney's hand, he went on living without a right hand. That was until a human donor offered a new hand and Pittsburgh doctors successfully transplanted it. OnQ's Michael Bartley talks with Maloney of Brentwood, Pennsylvania about the extraordinary transplant surgery and how it's brought normalcy to his life.

Original airdate: Mar 10, 2010


OnQ looks into a pioneering public policy called Pennsylvania's Fresh Food Financing Initiative which makes fresh food more accessible in underserved communities, where obesity is prevalent.

Original airdate: Mar 04, 2010


OnQ's Michael Bartley first introduced viewers to Matt Sartore of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania in 2004, when he was in 4th grade. Now a freshman in high school, Matt updates his ongoing weight battle and has an important message about the importance of talking openly about the stigma of obesity.

Original airdate: Mar 03, 2010


Obesity won't go away without change. This OnQ report is the first in a special series on obesity, outlining the health risks and the scope of an issue that even has first lady Michelle Obama on a new mission. Tonia Caruso reports.

Original airdate: Mar 03, 2010


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