OCTOBer 2018
Skål International Recognizes Phipps Conservatory with Sustainable Tourism Award at Skål World Congress
Fall Flower Show: 125 Years of Wonder Takes Guests on a Spectacular, Nostalgic Journey Through Time
Phipps Conservatory Marks Completion of Palm Court Restoration, Commemorating 125 Years

September 2018
Phipps Conservatory Announces New Three Rivers Urban Soils Symposium
Green Building Alliance Recognizes Phipps Conservatory with Green Building Excellence Award
Victorian Architectural Elements Added in Phipps Conservatory’s Historic Palm Court Restoration
Phipps Conservatory Presents Science Engagement Week Featuring Botany in Action
Phipps Conservatory Proudly Supports 2018 Living Product Expo
Phipps’ 125th Anniversary Sets the Stage for the Biggest Party in the Conservatory’s History

August 2018
Getting the Green Building You Want Just Got Easier with New Leadership Workshop at Phipps
The Ogee Makes Its Return to Phipps Conservatory!
Phipps Conservatory Opens State-of-the-Art Botany Hall Demonstration Kitchen
Phipps’ Homegrown Program Expands Community Outreach in Pittsburgh

JuLY 2018
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Awarded for Global Sustainability Leadership
Public Invited to Be a Part of Phipps Conservatory’s Glasshouse Restoration
Enhancements Underway at Phipps Conservatory to Restore Iconic Glasshouse Silhouette

June 2018
Phipps Conservatory Names New Let’s Move Pittsburgh Program Manager
Gardens of Sound and Motion Show Attracts Thousands to Phipps Conservatory
Tropical Forest Cuba Exhibit Highlights New Phipps Conservatory and Duquesne University Partnership
New Series of Interactive, Engaging Summer Camps Available at Phipps Conservatory

May 2018
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Announces 2018 Champion Schools Award Winners

April 2018
PA Museums Recognizes Phipps Conservatory with Institutional Achievement Award
Phipps Conservatory’s Gardens of Sound and Motion Takes Guests on an Immersive New Sensory Adventure
See Butterflies Take Flight in Phipps Conservatory’s Butterfly Forest, Opening Saturday
Sustainability Leader Phipps Conservatory Supports Groundbreaking Getting to Zero Conference

March 2018
Let’s Move Pittsburgh’s Champion Schools Awards Recognize Healthy School Initiatives
Get Nose-to-Petal at Phipps Conservatory’s New Spring Flower Show: Scents of Wonder

February 2018
Phipps Conservatory Unveils Tropical Forest Cuba, Transporting Guests to Colorful and Culturally Rich Landscapes

January 2018
Prepare for Spring with Full Roster of New Sustainability Workshops at Phipps Conservatory, Providing Cutting-Edge Knowledge on Lawn Care, Landscaping, Green Buildings and More
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Celebrates 125th Anniversary
National Institute of Building Sciences Recognizes Phipps Conservatory with Beyond Green High-Performance Building and Community Award
Tickets on Sale for National One Health One Planet™ Event in Pittsburgh March 7 – 8
Phipps Conservatory’s New Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show Provides a Top Winter Escape
One of the Greenest Buildings in the World – the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory — Marks Five Year Anniversary

December 2017
Engagement Season is in Full Bloom at Phipps Conservatory
Phipps Conservatory’s Make the Switch at Phipps! Green Power Drive Reaches 2,000 Households

November 2017
Phipps Conservatory's Sustainability Training Workshop Provides Tailored Roadmap for Industry Leaders to Get the Green Building They Want
Tickets Now on Sale to Experience One of Pittsburgh’s Most Popular, Treasured Holiday Traditions, Phipps’ Winter Flower Show and Light Garden: Holiday Magic!
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Gathers Experts, Caregivers and Organizations to Improve Children’s Health

October 2017
Phipps Conservatory Recognized with 2017 Green Power Leadership Award at Renewable Energy Markets Conference
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Honors Richard V. Piacentini with 2017 Katherine Coffey Award
Last Chance to See Extraordinary SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art Exhibit at Phipps Conservatory

September 2017
Phipps Conservatory Announces Paula Sculley Fellowship
Phipps Conservatory Expands Composting Initiative with First Composting Toilet in Pittsburgh
Phipps Conservatory Achieves 56% Reduction in Carbon Emissions
Sustainability Leader Phipps Conservatory Supports International Living Future Institute at 2017 Living Product Expo

august 2017
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Helps Families Prepare for Back to School Season
Stunning New SUPER. NATURAL. Glass Art Exhibit Attracts Thousands to Phipps Conservatory

JULY 2017
Pittsburgh Screening of Documentary Questions What It Means to be a Scientist
Imagination Blooms in Pittsburgh with Phipps’ Summer Short Course
Expert Educator Shows Pittsburgh Parents How to Cultivate Healthy, Happy Playtimes

JUNE 2017
Phipps Conservatory Recognized for Promoting Workplace Safety and Wellness
Family Friendly Activities Educate and Connect Kids with Nature’s Pollinators
Oil Barrel Installation Presents Exciting Photo Opportunity
Over 1,000 Households Convert to Green Renewable Energy with the Help of Phipps Conservatory

May 2017
Phipps Conservatory Classroom Receives Prestigious Living Building Challenge Petal Certification
Phipps Conservatory’s Corpse Flower is Blooming
Super. Natural. Exhibit Brings Larger-Than-Life Glass Art Back to Pittsburgh

APRIL 2017
SUPER. NATURAL. Smell to Cause a Big Stink in Pittsburgh
Family Festival Offers Glimpse into Sustainable Future of Pittsburgh
More Than 20 Species of Butterfly Enchant and Enlighten

March 2017
Bring the Magic of Phipps’ Spring Flower Show to Your Home Garden
Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest Enlivens Spring Events in Pittsburgh
Experts to Explore the Connections between Human, Animal and Environmental Health

February 2017
Children Embrace Healthy Habits in Tropical Atmosphere
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes Garners Dozens of International and National Awards for Sustainability

January 2017
Experts Teach Pittsburghers How to Cook Healthy and Delicious Family Meals
Escape to a Tropical Paradise at Phipps’ Orchid and Bonsai Show
Pittsburgh Educator Receives Scholarship to Bolster Community Development

December 2016
Passionate Volunteers Enrich Educational Programs at Pittsburgh Museums
Pittsburgh Santa Claus Cherishes Every Child and Every Letter
Professionals Support Human and Environmental Health

Snow Days and Glowing Nights Holiday Event in Pittsburgh
Handheld Health on the Rise
Phipps’ Teacher Advisory Committee Sparks Innovative Educational Alliance
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Shares the Secrets to Raising a Healthy Family

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Phipps for Green Initiatives
Let's Move Pittsburgh Takes Two Elementary Students to Harvest with Michelle Obama
Mayor William Peduto Unveils Phipps Conservatory’s Garden Railroad

“Miracle Fruit for Women” Harvested at Alarming Rate
Native Plant and Sustainability Conference Invites Gardeners to Learn from Industry’s Best
Phipps Conservatory Named Finalist for Coveted Regenerative Business Prize
City of Pittsburgh Receives Biophilic Cities Designation

Award-Winning Café Phipps Achieves Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant and Live Well Allegheny Designations
Phipps All Abuzz About Saving the Bees
Phipps' Red, Ripe and Roasted Event to Celebrate Quintessential Summer Crops

JULY 2016
Get the Buzz on Bees at Phipps' Environmental Film Series
Families Strike a Pose for Fitness
Phipps and Penn State Extension Bite into Edible Landscaping

JUNE 2016
Phipps Wins Two National Top Sustainability Awards in One Month
Phipps Buzzing Over Threat to Food Supply
Phipps Announces Line-Up of Major Shows and Events for Fall

MAY 2016
Phipps Names Dr. Sarah States as new Research Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Phipps for Green Initiatives
Phipps Brings Scientific Discovery BioBlitz to Pittsburgh

APRIL 2016
Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes Receives Prestigious National Award
Phipps Names Mark D'Amico as Studio Phipps Manager
Phipps Conservatory Announces Sustainable Landcare Program
The Beauty of Butterfly Forest and the Playfulness of Summer Flower Show Return to Phipps
Summer Starts in April at Phipps Conservatory

March 2016
Masterpieces in Bloom: Spring Flower Show Brings Timeless Artwork to Life
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes was Built to be One of the Greenest Buildings in the World

February 2016
5-2-1-0 Festival Celebrates a Day of Good Health and Great Fun
Kids Lead Movement for Healthy Habits in Schools
Phipps Tropical Forest Congo Festival Celebrates Culture and Ecology with Family Fun

January 2016
National Institute of Building Scientists Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Recognizes Phipps Conservatory
Four Fun Exhibits at Phipps Offer a Relaxing Day Out
Experts Gather with Residents to Discuss Pittsburgh as a Biophilic City

December 2015
Applications Now Open for Phipps Master Gardener Program

November 2015
Gardeners and Lawn Professionals Invited to Meet National Experts on Sustainable Landscapes
Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes Offers Previews of PBT's Nutcracker and Phipps' Winter Show
Winter Flower Show and Light Garden Decks the Halls of Phipps

October 2015
Two Blockbuster Exhibits Open at Phipps This Fall and Offer Fun for the Entire Family
Wines Under Glass Offers the Flavours of the Continents

September 2015
Phipps Conservatory Presents Week of Scientific Engagement for Students

August 2015
Green Light Foods Mobile Application Makes Healthy Grocery Shopping Simple
Phipps' Red, Ripe and Roasted Free Event to Celebrate Quintessential Summer Crops
Applications Are Now Open for Let's Move Pittsburgh Champion Schools Awards

July 2015
Phipps Tropical Forest Congo Festival Celebrates Ecology and Culture with Family Fun
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Urban Green Council Award
Phipps to Mix Up Local Libations, Scavenger Hunting and Bizarre Blooms for Glasshouse Happy Hours

June 2015
Café Phipps Earns Prestigious 3-Star Rating as a Certified Green Restaurant
Phipps Celebrates World Environment Day with Family-Friendly Activities
Let's Move Pittsburgh Announces Champion Schools Award Winners
Phipps Employee ReceivesHealthcare Garden Design Certificate
Local Pittsburgh Sixth-Grader Has Dinner with President Obama
Let's Move Pittsburgh Launches Local 5-2-1-0 Movement

May 2015
Phipps' Jazz in the Garden Brings Classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and More into Full Bloom
Phipps Discovery Garden Day Offers Family Fun Among the Flowers

April 2015
Coming Soon to Phipps: Weird Plants and Winged Wonders
Phipps Display Horticulturist Wins Prestigious American Orchid Society Award
Sparks Fly for Large-Scale Steel Sculpture at Phipps

March 2015
Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves Living Building Challenge Certification
Phipps Spring Flower Show Showers Bring a Bounty of Flowers

February 2015
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as Finalist for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Richard V. Piacentini Appointed as Board Chair for International Living Future Institute

January 2015
Phipps Names Mary Kathryn Poole as Let’s Move Pittsburgh Director of Programming and Operations
Phipps to Debut Tropical Forest Congo Exhibit
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Launches Green Light Foods Application

December 2014
Mayor William Peduto Declares Dec. 7 Richard V. Piacentini Day

November 2014
Phipps’ Winter Flower Show Brings Beloved “Winter Wonderland” Carol to Life

October 2014
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Achieves WELL Platinum Pilot Certification
Phipps’ Fall Flower Show Celebrates the Harvest with Colorful Blooms and Rambling Railroad Displays
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Green Building Alliance Legacy Award

September 2014
Phipps Wins Alliance to Save Energy Stars of Energy Efficiency Award

August 2014
Emily A. Kalnicky Named Phipps’ New Director of Science Education and Research

June 2014
Pittsburgh Public Garden Awakens Green Building with Large-Scale, Multisensory Biophilic Art Exhibit
Phipps Receives PCRG Community Development Award for Homegrown

May 2014
Phipps Wins Sustainability Excellence Award from the American Alliance of Museums
Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes Earns Net Zero Energy Certification

April 2014
All Aboard! Phipps Summer Flower Show to Awaken Childhood Wonder with Model Trains
Phipps Receives ENR Global Best Project Award for Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Café Phipps Named Top Museum Restaurant by Food & Wine

March 2014
Phipps Receives Building Museums® Symposium Buildy Award for Center for Sustainable Landscapes
Phipps to Come Alive with the Sounds of Music for Spring Flower Show
Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens as Finalist for the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 2014
Phipps Executive Director Richard V. Piacentini Receives Carnegie Science Award

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