• People, Places & Spaces: A Celebration of Northside Assets

    Our team have mapped over 2000 assets throughout the Northside's 18 neighborhoods. Join us for food, entertainment, conversation and the unveiling of the Northside map. Registration is required and free.

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  • Save the Date - 4th Annual Two Wheels Lots of Green Bike Ride.

    Our annual bike tour for Bike Pgh's Bike Fest will take place August 22, 2015. This year we will be cruising more than 15 miles of Pittsburgh's Northside and exploring community-driven green spaces.

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  • Play in the Dirt!

    This summer GTECH's network is installing over 20 vacant lot projects throughout the Great Pittsburgh Region. Want to get your hands dirty? Check out our event calendar for upcoming volunteer days.

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  • There are Lots to Love in Pittsburgh

    With over 45,000 vacant lots in Allegheny County, there are a lot of lots in need of some love. Help us test a resource that will help citizens and communities reclaim vacant land in their neighborhoods.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 6, 2015

People, Places, Spaces: A Celebration of Northside Assets

This summer, students from the region have been working diligently to map the many assets the Northside has to offer. […]

Aug 22, 2015

4th Annual Two Wheels Lots of Green Bike Ride

Pittsburgh’s Northside has nearly 5,405 vacant lots throughout the 18 Northside neighborhoods.  GTECH has been working with residents and community groups […]

Aug 7, 2015

Volunteer Work Day: Green Playces: Propel Northside

Join us on our 4th and Final Work Day to complete all the tasks needed to finish the site, before […]

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Jul 29, 2015

It’s a Family Affair! Northside Ambassador and Family ReClaim Vacant Lot

ReClaiming vacant land is tough work. This is a job for the whole family! A Place for Moms: Welcome Corner […]

Jul 24, 2015

7 (Free) Things You Can Recycle & Reuse to Spruce up a Vacant Lot

Landscaping a vacant lot can be expensive. Below you will find a 7 different types of free or almost free materials […]

Jul 23, 2015

Homewood Residents Young and Old Give Input on the Next Green Playce

Homewood Bible Center hosted an input session for community stakeholders. On July 13, GTECH partnered with the staff at the […]

Our Mission

GTECH (Growth Through Energy and Community Health) Strategies is a nonprofit that is dedicated to cultivating the unrealized potential of people and places to improve the economic, social and environmental health of our communities.