Meet the Pitt Sustainability Plan

Pitt is proud to announce the release 
of the Sustainability Plan which 
outlines the institution’s sustainability efforts on campus and the community.

The University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce the release of the 2018 Pitt Sustainability Plan, which outlines sustainability goals, strategies, activities, policies, and priorities.

Pitt has been actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices on campus for many years — and is earning a strong reputation nationally for its emerging culture of sustainability.  The University Sustainability Committee was convened in the Fall 2016 to encourage sustainable practices and also to synchronize and align the efforts of the many sustainability groups and stakeholders across campus.

Through the Plan, the University Sustainability Committee developed strategies that will help to advance sustainable practices on campus. To incorporate and advance sustainability across Pitt’s facilities, infrastructure, operations, curriculum, research, and community, the Pitt Sustainability Plan is organized into three overarching themes:

  • Stewardship
  • Exploration
  • Community & Culture

This framework also advances the goals outlined in the Plan for Pitt by forming close connections to the following six strategic goals:

  • Build Foundational Strength
  • Embrace the World
  • Engage in Research of Impact
  • Advance Educational Excellence
  • Promote Diversity and Inclusion
  • Strengthen Communities