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ASCEND Earth Week 2021

Earth Day & Arbor Day are swiftly approaching and ASCEND Climbing is excited to celebrate our blooming outdoor scene in Pittsburgh and Youngstown! 

As part of ASCEND’s commitment to the community and to strengthen the connection between our members and the environment we are planning earth week activities from April 18th to April 25th. This week will include outdoor meet ups with education on the impact outdoor recreation has on the environment, scavenger climbs for the kiddos, Cosmic Climbing, neighborhood clean ups, community conversations about social justice environmentalism, local business giveaways, and an Earth + Arbor Day Celebration!

Sneak a peek below for what’s going on during ASCEND Earth Week 2021! 

ALL WEEK LONG

EARTH WEEK SWEEPSTAKES (PGH)
-Awesome prizes from local businesses -proceeds benefit Tree Pittsburgh. Enter here for free! (Donation encouraged)

YOUTH CLIMB SCAVENGER HUNT (PGH + YT)
-Make it to the top of all the climbs for your clues, solve the riddle, and find a surprise!

PLANT AND FLOWER SALE (YT)
-Add some greenery to your life! Plants donated by Tabor Landscaping and Gardening. Proceeds benefit Ohio Climbers Coalition

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SUN. APRIL 18TH - SELDOM SEEN GREENWAY CLEAN UP + SLACKLINING (PGH)

-3p-5p | Join ASCEND Slackers at Seldom Seen for a trail clean up, a chat about how to be an eco-conscious outdoor lover, and slacklining.
-All are welcome! Registration required, $5 to benefit SWPACC. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

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TUES. APRIL 20TH - COSMIC CLIMBING (PGH)

-8:30-10:30p | Session registration required | $5 to benefit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy 
-All are welcome! Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

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SAT. APRIL 24TH

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD CHAT (VIRTUAL)
-Visit ascendclimbing.com/equity for information

BEAR'S DEN CLEAN UP WITH OHIO CLIMBERS COALITION (YT)
-ASCEND is happy to partner with the Ohio Climbers Coalition and the Environmental Collaborative for a day of service at the Bears Den bouldering area. If you are interested in helping to make ASCEND Youngstown's local bouldering area cleaner and more sustainable, please come out on Saturday, April 24th from 10am-1pm. Meet at the Bears Den parking area off New Cross Road in Mill Creek Park. Making the world a better place through climbing is what we love most!

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SUN. APRIL 25TH - EARTH DAY + ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION (PGH)

  • BIG FREE YOGA w/ TYLER | 7:45a - 8:45a | Registration required | All are welcome! Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

  • COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP | 10a-11:30a | Please register | All are welcome! Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

  • CYCLING CLUB SEASON OPENING RIDE | 11:30a | Please register | All are welcome! Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

  • BYO(Pot) FLOWER MARKET | 11a-4p | in partnership with Garden Hose Living Designs | All are welcome! Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.

BYO(Pot) Flower Market is simple! 
1. Bring your own pot, mason jar,  rain boot, or other upcycled vessel 
2. Visit Garden Hose Living Designs’ booth to purchase dirt (proceeds donated to Tree Pittsburgh)
3. Visit vendor booths to purchase a plant (or plants!)
4. Repot your plants at the celebration or at home 

Special tip!  Visit each market vendor booth to receive a ticket. Return your tickets at the ASCEND booth before you leave to be added to the mix for a chance to win 3 months of membership! We will be choosing 5 people!

Flower & Plant Vendors

Food & Beverage Vendors

Environmental Friends

 For more information, contact [email protected]