There will be more green than ever at the current WQED-FM (89.3) pledge drive going on now through June 2. The premiums this time around are environmentally friendly! For every $75 donated, WQED and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are planning two trees in Allegheny County. Donors are invited to the planting. The program is a part of the DCNR’s “TreeVitalize” Initiative established in 2004 to replace lost trees. The trees will be planted next spring. Traditional items like totes and beverage containters haven’t gone away. This time around the WQED eco-tote will be available as well as aluminum water bottles.
Also up for pledge is the station’s annual Chautauqua Institution trip on July 11, a 3-DVD set of Rick Sebak specials, and the usual supply of Classical CDs.