Office of Sustainability

Trees, for You, for Free

Tree Pittsburgh will host tree giveaways throughout the month of May in various locations around Pittsburgh.
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Faculty, Staff Commitments Contribute to Carbon Reductions

The University is aiming for a new goal: becoming carbon neutral by 2037. Here are ways employees can contribute to this initiative while at work and reduce their carbon footprint at home.

Clean and Swap Event Supports Sustainability, Recyclemania

Bring unwanted electronics, paper products, furniture or other office supplies to the O’Hara Student Center for a clean and swap event, part of Pitt’s participation in Recyclemania and dedication to sustainability.
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Recycling Program Creates a New Life for Textiles

When you think of recycling, you may think primarily of glass, metals and paper, but a new sustainability initiative will offer the Pitt community a way to keep textiles—including clothing and accessories—out of the landfill.
Samantha Ford

Samantha Ford Joins Office of Sustainability as Project Coordinator

Samantha Ford joins the Office of Sustainability as sustainability projects coordinator. This new position expands the University...
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At Pitt, It Can Be Easy Being Green

The deadline for organizations or departments to submit paperwork to the Office of Sustainability to be certified as green is quickly approaching—find out how easy it can be for your group to be green.
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Additional Composting Locations Coming in August

Look for more composting locations around campus starting at the end of August. Spots include the William Pitt Union, Swanson School of Engineering’s Benedum Hall, Posvar Hall and Forbes Tower.
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Making Your Office's Coffee Habits Sustainable

Thinking about how to make your office’s coffee habits more sustainable? Pitt Sustainability has three options available help.

Farmers Market Brings Local Produce and Goods to Campus

The Pitt Farmers Market returns to the William Pitt Union driveway every other week with fresh produce and goods from local vendors.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to Boost Pitt’s Recyclemania Results

For the 11th consecutive year, the University’s Pittsburgh campus is participating in Recyclemania. Faculty and staff can help Pitt’s efforts to “outrecycle” the competition by clearing out paper, electronic devices, batteries, toner and other recyclables during the March 11-14 spring break workweek.