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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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Climate Adaptation in Empty Spaces

Climate change is expected to bring hotter summers and more severe rainfall events to Pittsburgh. Participants act as landscape architects to redesign a vacant lot while considering different solution strategies.

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

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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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Extreme Events

Climate change is expected to bring more severe rainfall events to Pittsburgh. Participants experiment with green infrastructure options to ease the pressure on city sewer systems.

Topics: Built Infrastructure, Ecology, Extreme Weather, Water

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Tree Machine

Climate change is expected to bring hotter summers and more severe rainfall events to Pittsburgh. Participants experiment with technological and natural solutions to make life better for city residents.

Topics: Ecology, Land Use, Temperature Increase, Water

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