Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation is working with residents of Vandergrift, Pa., to grow their town using principles of sustainability.
Greening the Greenhouse
Day of Caring
Staff and faculty volunteers participating in Pitt’s annual United Way Day of Caring help with local sustainability projects such as winterizing community gardens and recycling refuse.
A Workshop for PACE
Mascaro Center graduate students developed a workshop on “green schools” for ninth graders at Washington, D.C.’s Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering High School (PACE), a hybrid trade school and college prep school.
The Mascaro Center partnered with the Urban Youth Action (UYA) to present a series of lectures to give local high-school students a general understanding of sustainability principles. UYA prepares young people to pursue opportunities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, and public service.