The University of Pittsburgh is actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices across disciplines, domains, and scales. From business operations to master planning to research collaborations to fostering vibrant student groups and activism, Pitt is earning a strong reputation for its culture of sustainability across the nation. Join us and follow along as we continually challenge the status quo to create sustainable solutions, actions, strategies, and opportunities for students, staff, faculty, campus, and Western Pennsylvania. Every person and decision matters; we welcome your help!
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Utilize the Hydrating Stations
Pitt has installed water bottle refilling stations throughout campus for easy access to a refill and to encourage continued use of reusable bottles.
Bring your own bag instead of paying a 25¢ bag fee and help the environment. This program has prevented 770,000 single-use plastic bags from being used on campus—a 95% reduction!
Grounds for Growth Coffee Grounds Collection
The Grounds for Growth initiative collects coffee grounds and drops them off at the Oakland Bakery and Market where they are free to customers to use as they wish.
Learn more about our sustainability impact areas