What’s Happening at GTECH?

We see opportunities where others see obstacles.

We transform vacant, underutilized spaces into thriving places everyone can enjoy.

We invest in people and places, advocate for policy change, and provide the tools, insight, and resources needed to empower Allegheny County communities.

March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

Rachel Bowers joins GTECH as a Project Coordinator

March 23-24, 2017

March 23-24, 2017

GTECHer Sarah Koenig presented at Westmoreland Conservation District Conference:2017 Engineers’ Worksop about using stakeholder input to inform a data driven methodology for revitalizing an urban watershed; The Route 51 Green Blvd Property Acquisition Planning Study.

March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

GTECH presents at Green Schools Conference! GTECHer Ian Brown and Kristen Golomb from Propel Schools discussed: “Placemaking – Kids Reclaiming their environment through community design and the arts.”

March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017

GTECH featured on Progrss.com as part of its Creative Cities Tour! Read the article about how GTECH is tackling blight.

March 9-10, 2017

March 9-10, 2017

GTECH presented at 2017 National Environmental Justice Conference. Evaine & Kate presented on “ReClaim McKeesport: Environmental Justice Through Capacity Building. A Success Story” and James & Sarah presented on the Northside Connections  Urban Trail System, “Connecting Communities and Discovering Hidden Gems: Maximizing Resident Engagement in the Creation of an Urban Trail System”.

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

You bring the team. We bring the tools. GTECH & Neighborhood Allies rolled out the PGH Mobile Toolbox, a shared community resource to volunteer groups and organizations!

January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017

Anna and Shequaya join the team! Anna joins GTECH’s team as a Project Specialist and Shequaya as our new Administrative Coordinator.

January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

Evaine is new CEO of GTECH Strategies.

November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016

Congratulations to our CFO, Kevin, for his Pittsburgh Business Time’s CFO of the Year award!

November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016

Evaine, GTECH COO, was honored on November 10 along with 49 other of this year’s Smart 50 honorees from a diverse set of businesses and industries.

October 2016

October 2016

Healthy Homes Incentive Program is featured in a publication for the American Public Health Association’s national conference in Denver. Read the abstract or view the poster.

October 9, 2016

Center of Community Progress and GTECH host a training for Flint, MI residents in partnership with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity.

September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

GTECH goes to Baltimore: Joining the robust Pittsburgh contingent, Evaine presents on Lots to Love while Gavin and Ian present our work with Green Playces for 2016’s Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference.

September 2016

Kate joins the team as a Pitt School of Social Work intern. Tom joins the team as a PULSE fellow.

August 2016

August 2016

Tacumba joins the team- learn more about him here!

July 2016

Article co-authored by Dr. Samantha Teixeira and Evaine K. Sing is published in Family and Community Health titled “Reclaim Northside: An Environmental Justice Approach to Address Vacant Land in Pittsburgh.”

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016

Northside activities get highlighted during the PCRG Summit Mobile Workshop via bike tour.

May 2016

May 2016

3 new high school interns begin a summer program with GTECH (thanks Alcoa partners!)

April 2016

GTECH’s submission to City Mart’s Social Cohesion Challenge in Bristol, England is short-listed.

December 2015

GTECH wins the Green Workplace Challenge!

September 2015

First cohort of Ambassadors outside Pittsburgh graduates in the City of McKeesport!

September 2015

Joe joins the team as a Heinz intern.

July 2015

July 2015

6587 Hamilton gets solar panels and reduces our energy use!

June 2015

ReEnergize Program is transitioned to partner organization, Conservation Consultants, Inc.

June 2015

New 3-year strategic plan is released!

May 2015

Green Playces Initiative launches.

May 2015

Sarah joins the team as our newest Project Manager.

April 2015

Lydia Kramer joins the team!

April 2015

April 2015

Lots to Love website goes live!

April 2015

Gertie joins the team – GTECH gets a new truck.

Gertie the Truck
Gertie the Truck

May 2015

Gavin joins the team as a shared Outreach Coordinator with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

GTECH wins the 14th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award, small sized company category.

February 2015

Ian joins the team as a new Project Manager.

December 2014

ReFuel program is discontinued.

September 2013

Lydia Yoder joins the team as a PULSE fellow.

July 2013

Ellie joins the team as a GSPIA intern.

May 2013

GTECH is finalist in LLGA Cities Pilot the Future challenge and presents at the Cities Summit in San Franciso.

September 2012

James joins the team as a Chatham intern

June 2012

ReEnergize Program is launched.

May 2012

Evaine joins the team as a Lauble Fellow from the Heinz College.

May 2012

ReFuel Program installs second oil drop-off bin at Frazier Farms.

June 2011

SPARC (Seeding Prosperity and Revitalizing Corridors) program launched.

March 2011

March 2011

GTECH moves to current office at 6587 Hamilton Avenue.

October 2010

June 2010

ReFuel Program installs its first oil drop off bin outside the Whole Foods Market in East Liberty.

August 2009

GTECH gets an office at Construction Junction

October 2008

Andrew is awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship, an international award supporting the work of entrepreneurs and their vision for social change.

October 2007

GTECH’s first project: turning the Almono site – Pittsburgh’s largest remaining brownfield – into a sunflower farm, growing biofuel crops and remdiating land

April 2007

GTECH is officially incorporated!

November 2006

A class project at the Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University spurs the creation of an organization intent on growing the green economy in Pittsburgh through turning vacant spaces into green places.