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.

Solar Project Selected for U.S. Department of Energy Prize

A project developed at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering has been selected for the American-...

Pitt-Bradford Building Earns Campus’ First LEED Status

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s newest residence hall, the 170-bed Livingston Alexander House, has earned silver-level...

Clapp Hall Renovation Awarded LEED Silver Certification

The University of Pittsburgh’s Clapp Hall renovation has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (...

Aurora Sharrard to Serve on Sustainability Advisory Council

Pitt Sustainability director Aurora Sharrard has been named to a two-year term on the advisory council of the Association for the...
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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.

PittServes’ Erika Ninos Wins National Student Support Award

Student Affairs staff member Erika Ninos, sustainability program coordinator in the Office of PittServes, has received the Post-...
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Pitt–Johnstown Recognized for Its Commitment to Environmental Initiatives

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the first Pennsylvania college or university to be certified as a cooperative sanctuary by Audubon International, which recognizes and supports environmental sustainability.