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The University of Pittsburgh defines “sustainability” as balancing equity, environment, & economics so current and future generations can thrive.  Keeping this in focus, Pitt is actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices across disciplines, domains, and scales — including a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2037.  From business operations to research collaborations to fostering vibrant student groups and activism to master planning, 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, faculty, staff, our campuses, and Western Pennsylvania.  Every person and decision matters; we welcome your help and encourage you to get involved!

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Hydration Stations

Pitt has water bottle refilling stations throughout campus for easy access to a refill and to encourage reusable beverage containers.

BYO[Bag]

Bring your own bag instead of paying a 25¢ bag fee and help the environment. This program has prevented over 770,000 single-use plastic bags from being used on campus—a 95% reduction!

Compostables on Campus

You can compost on Pitt’s campus at a number of locations across campus. Learn more about what you can compost and where.

Did you know Pitt is addressing sustainability through 15 impact areas?

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Aug 17
Confident City Cycling Class
Gear up for a FREE Confident City Cycling Class taught
Aug 17 | 4pm-7pm | Pitt Bike Cave, 230 S Bouquet St
Posvar Passage between Bouquet St. & Schenley Drive (between Posvar and David L. Lawrence Halls)
Aug 20
Reuse Rummage Sale – Day 1
Get your back to school items at the University of
Aug 20 | 12pm-4pm | O'Hara Student Center Parking Lot, 4024 O'Hara Street
Aug 21
Reuse Rummage Sale – Day 2
Get your back to school items at the University of
Aug 21 | 12pm-4pm | O'Hara Student Center Parking Lot, 4024 O'Hara Street