These are organizations and businesses who have officially signed on to the "no plastic please" pledge. They have committed to avoiding, eliminating, or replacing at least 5 of the 8 "no plastic please" pledge items. They have also expressed a commitment to continue to reduce their single-use plastic footprint.
The Pittsburgh Vegan Society is a non-profit organization that supports the vegan community in Pittsburgh through education, advocacy, and social connection. PVS maintains that animals, the environment, and the local community are all of moral significance. PVS has committed to replacing plastic cutlery and cups they use for meetings with reusable alternatives, and continuing to avoid most other forms of single-use plastic.
The Environmental Issues Committee, of the LWV of Indiana County, studies and educates the public about environmental sustainability, the effects of Marcellus Shale drilling, and the impact of plastics on the environment, among other issues. They released an informative guide titled “All About Plastic” which covers the issues and negative environmental impacts of plastic across its entire lifecycle. LWV of Indiana County has committed to the plastics issue not only as an ally, they’ve also committed as an NPP Pledge Partner to avoid single-use plastics at their events and meetings.
Pittsburgh native Emma Neely created Rooted Ice Cream with a passion for great ice cream and a vision for a sustainable product. Rooted is committed to minimizing their plastic-based footprint. To that end, all of their spoons, cartons, and cups are made of compostable materials. You can find Rooted’s ice cream at Butterwood Bake Consortium and Adesso Cafe, or join their Pint Club.