Nick Goodfellow is the current Sustainability Coordinator for Business & Auxiliary Services where he supports various sustainability efforts across the department in Housing, Panther Central, Dining, University Stores, Parking & Transportation, and Conference Services. Prior to working at Business & Auxiliary Services Nick spent three years at Pitt Dining by Sodexo as the sustainability coordinator where he expanded the Real Food Challenge, plant-forward dining, Reuse programs, food recovery, and food waste programs. Nick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 with a BA in Communications and Urban Studies. Before coming to Pittsburgh Nick worked for five years in the music industry as a tour manager for projects in the US and Europe. Nick is originally from Washington, DC.
Nick Goodfellow is a 2017 Pitt Sustainability Award Winner (Staff) for his work as the Sustainability Coordinator for Pitt Dining where he worked hard to improve sustainability in operations and in the lives of students and customers. First, the BYO[Bag] initiative has saved nearly 800,000 plastic bags from being used (as of 2017) since the program began . He helped the Food Recovery Heroes expand their recoveries to include Market Central which has tripled the amount of food they are recovering and donating on campus. Pitt is designated a “Food Recovery Certified” campus, the first in the ACC. Through food waste audits he, along with student volunteers, discovered that diners at the Perch and Market Central throw out half a ton of food each day – with each student responsible for about 60 pounds of food waste each year.
Because of Nick’s work, we now compost all food waste at the Perch and at “Zero-waste” events like the bi-weekly food committee and the freshman convocation picnic where in August 2016 we composted 1,500lbs of food waste. Furthermore, Nick’s leadership of our reusable mug program, named BYO[Mug], prevented more than 25,000 disposable mugs from being used last semester (Fall 2017).
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