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CUSP kits actively engage Pittsburgh residents in exploring local climate change impacts and solutions. Each activity focuses on a specific topic, and using several kits together highlights the connections between different systems, solutions, and infrastructure. Scroll down to learn more about the kits in our lending library.

 

 

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Choices in Your Neighborhood

Access to resources and sustainable choices in a neighborhood contribute to climate change. Participants see how their neighborhood’s choices stack up to others across Pittsburgh.

Topics: Built Infrastructure, Ecology, Energy Use, Food, Land Use, Transportation, Water

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Complete Streets

Carbon dioxide released from transportation contributes to climate change. Participants design a city street and consider the balance between alternative transportation, traffic, and carbon footprint.

Topics: Ecology, Energy Use, Transportation

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CUSP Climate Change Playground

Multiple CUSP Kits and organizations under one festival tent allow visitors to make connections between different city systems and multiple solutions.  Organize your own Climate Change Playground!

Topics: Built Infrastructure, Ecology, Energy Use, Extreme Weather, Food, Land Use, Temperature Increase, Transportation, Water

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Energy Matters!

Carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels contributes to climate change. Participants experience the power and possibilities of fossil fuel-free wind and solar energy in the city.

Topics: Built Infrastructure, Energy Use

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Feel The Power!

Carbon dioxide released from energy production contributes to climate change. Participants generate power to light a city building and experience the difference in energy efficiency between LED and incandescent bulbs.

Topics: Built Infrastructure, Energy Use

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Hidden Cost Café

Carbon dioxide released from food production contributes to climate change. Participants create their own meal and experiment with the carbon footprint of their food choices.

Topics: Energy Use, Food, Land Use, Transportation

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What about Pittsburgh?

Carbon dioxide released from transportation contributes to climate change. Participants explore examples of how other cities approach transportation issues and imagine the possibilities for Pittsburgh.

Topics: Built Infrastructure, Energy Use, Land Use, Transportation

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