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Civic Action Week
October 4th-9th 2021
Environmental Justice: Safe Water in Homewood and Throughout Pittsburgh
October 5th
Community of Practice Environmental Justice Meeting
October 6th
Growth Through Knowledge and Understanding Speaker Series: Accessibility/Equity in Use of Public Spaces
October 6th
Community Voices: Pittsburgh, the United States Steel Corporation, and 120 years of extraction
October 7th
SOOS First Thursday – October 2021
October 7th
Farmers Market at Pitt
October 7th
AASHE Global Conference in Sustainability Higher Education
October 12th-14th 2021
Farmers Market at Pitt
October 14th
Somewhere: A Primer for the End of Days
October 16th-22nd 2021
Green Speakeasy Series: Launching Moonshots for Better Food
October 19th
Green Speakeasy – FOOD SHOT: Launching Moonshots for Better Food
October 19th
Growth Through Knowledge and Understanding Speaker Series: Environmental Policies and Systemic Racism
October 20th
Building Racial Equity in the Food System
October 21st
Farmers Market at Pitt
October 21st
Cities and Social Justice Mini-Course
October 22nd-24th 2021
Farmers Market at Pitt
October 28th
SOOS First Thursday – November 2021
November 4th
SOOS First Thursday – December 2021
December 2nd
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Sep
29

Academics, Equity, and Resilience: Building Pitt’s First Climate Action Plan

  • Where: Webinar
  • When: Sep 29, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Registration link: Click here
  • Campus: Off Campus
  • Event Type: Public

The University of Pittsburgh’s sustainability journey has been expounding over three decades, including the first university-wide Pitt Sustainability Plan (2018) and first AASHE STARS designation (Silver 2018); in 2021, Pitt achieved AASHE STARS Gold. While the Pitt Sustainability Plan covers 15 impact areas with 61 goals, the global focus on climate change helped the University add the target of carbon neutrality by 2037 to the university’s existing goal of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. While the University of Pittsburgh has five GHG inventories dating back to 2008 and became a Second Nature Carbon Commitment signatory in February 2020, it had never established a climate action plan.

To help others consider and approach their own climate action plans, this session will demonstrate the process, outcomes and roadmap to our neutrality plan while discussing how three key cross-cutting themes of equity, academics and economics were positioned throughout.

This strategy will continue to add to the dialogue within and external to the higher education sustainability community on intentionality and impact of climate strategy and action, which must also enhances our educational missions; ensures equitable process and outcomes; and influence economic resilience for the institution and region by being mindful of externalities.

 

Presented by Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh

ADD TO CALENDAR 29-09-2021 3:00 pm 29-09-2021 4:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Academics, Equity, and Resilience: Building Pitt’s First Climate Action Plan

The University of Pittsburgh’s sustainability journey has been expounding over three decades, including the first university-wide Pitt Sustainability Plan (2018) and first AASHE STARS designation (Silver 2018); in 2021, Pitt achieved AASHE STARS Gold. While the Pitt Sustainability Plan covers 15 impact areas with 61 goals, the global focus on climate change helped the University add the target of carbon neutrality by 2037 to the university’s existing goal of 50% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. While the University of Pittsburgh has five GHG inventories dating back to 2008 and became a Second Nature Carbon Commitment signatory in February 2020, it had never established a climate action plan.

To help others consider and approach their own climate action plans, this session will demonstrate the process, outcomes and roadmap to our neutrality plan while discussing how three key cross-cutting themes of equity, academics and economics were positioned throughout.

This strategy will continue to add to the dialogue within and external to the higher education sustainability community on intentionality and impact of climate strategy and action, which must also enhances our educational missions; ensures equitable process and outcomes; and influence economic resilience for the institution and region by being mindful of externalities.

 

Presented by Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh

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