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2023 Pitt Sustainability Award Nominations Are Open
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Pitt First Sustainable Pittsburgh Platinum Workplace
The University of Pittsburgh is excited to be the first
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MCSI 2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
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2023 Pitt Sustainability Award Nominations Are Open
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness
Pitt First Sustainable Pittsburgh Platinum Workplace
TAGS: certifications, Platinum, Sustainable Pittsburgh, workplace
MCSI 2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
TAGS: MCSI, research
FY21 Pitt GHG Dashboard
Pitt GHG Inventory for Fiscal Year 2021
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, research
Pitt Sustainability Challenge Announced: Calling Creative & Innovative Thinkers
TAGS: carbon neutral, challenge, Energy & Emissions, Innovation
Construction Begins on Pitt-Partnered Gaucho Solar Project Near Pittsburgh International Airport
TAGS: energy, Energy & Emissions, renewables, solar, Teaching & Learning, Vesper Energy
MCSI 2023 Grant Opportunities Open for Faculty & Student Groups
TAGS: faculty, MCSI, research, student groups, students, Teaching & Learning, undergraduate
Pitt Nursing
Pitt Nursing joins National Nursing Climate Challenge to Fight Climate Change
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness, Teaching & Learning
The Assembly PIttsburgh Interior
The Assembly Achieves LEED Gold Status
TAGS: Health Sciences, LEED, The Assembly
University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business Thrid Anniversary
Pitt Center for Sustainable Business Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary
TAGS: academics, Center for Sustainable Business, CSB, Partnerships, research, Teaching & Learning
Campus Sustainability Month 2022
TAGS: AASHE, Campus Sustainability Month, Engagement & Awareness, events, GCSHE, Tree Tender
Dr. Melissa Bilec
Melissa Bilec Named Special Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability
TAGS: Exploration, MCSI, Office of the Provost, research, Teaching & Learning
Student-led Menstrual Equity Case Study Wins 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste Award
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Woman wearing headphones on a bus
Take the 2022 Pitt Commuter Survey
TAGS: commuting, survey, Transportation & Mobility
Jennifer Barnes Is a Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40
TAGS: award, Engagement & Awareness
Pitt’s Hillside Area Development Recognized with National SCUP Award
TAGS: Awards, equity & access, Landscape & Ecology, Planning, Recreation & Wellness Center, SCUP
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation’s 2022 Annual Report
TAGS: faculty, Innovation, MCSI, research, Teaching & Learning
2022 Pollinator Week icon
Pollinator Week 2022
TAGS: Landscape & Ecology, Pollinator
2022-23 MCSI Sustainability Research & Education Grant Recipients
TAGS: faculty, fellows, global, grants, MCSI, research, UCIS
Celebrate Arbor Day
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Landscape & Ecology
Summer 2022 Sustainability Undergraduate Research Projects, Advisors, and Student Participants
TAGS: MCSI, research, Teaching & Learning
Earth Month 2022
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Pitt’s Consolidated Endowment Fund ESG Report
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness, Innovation, research
Tree Campus Certification Received for Pittsburgh Campus
TAGS: Landscape & Ecology
Four Pitt Eats Campus Locations Achieve Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Designations
TAGS: Partnerships
Pitt Achieves Silver Bike Friendly University Status
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, equity & access, Transportation & Mobility
Global TreeZero Paper Shortage
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Pitt Johnstown’s John P. Murtha Center Receives LEED Certification
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
Pitt Clean and Swap – March 9 and 10
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Partnerships
Pittsburgh Campus Hillside Transformation
TAGS: Landscape & Ecology, Materials & Waste
Celebrating Alumni: Black History Month 2022
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Campus Race to Zero Waste 2022
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Materials & Waste
Four Pitt Eats Micro-Farms Growing Greens for On-Campus Menus
TAGS: Food Systems
New Solar Array for Pitt Bradford Engineering & Technology Building Awarded $230,000 Grant
TAGS: Awards, Energy and Emissions
2022 Pitt Sustainability Award Nominations Open!
TAGS: Awards, Pitt Sustainability Awards
Clutter for a Cause
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2021 Pitt Green Resident & Green Floor Results
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Pitt Nitrogen Inventory for FY20
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Innovation, Transportation & Mobility
Pitt GHG Inventory for Fiscal Year 2020
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, research
2022 MCSI Faculty & Student Grant Programs Open for Application!
TAGS: research, Teaching & Learning
Just Transition Pittsburgh
TAGS: Partnerships
Marshall Plan for Middle America Awarded Second Place in International Climate Challenge Cup
TAGS: City/Regional Connections, Partnerships
New Recreation and Wellness Center Will Champion Students’ Mental and Physical Wellness
TAGS: Energy and Emissions, Health and Wellbeing, Materials and Waste
Covestro and University of Pittsburgh Establish Groundbreaking Circular Economy Program
TAGS: Global Outreach, Teaching and Learning
University of Pittsbugh Sustainability electric cargo bike
New Bike Infrastructure Made Possible by Pepsi Grant
TAGS: Transportation & Mobility
The Heinz Endowments Gives $800,000 to Pitt’s Center for Sustainable Business
TAGS: Center for Sustainable Business, Partnerships
Pitt Highlighted in 2021 Sustainable Campus Index 
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, Materials & Waste
Pitt Recognized as “Organization of the Year” by BikePGH
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, Transportation & Mobility
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CONNECT Regional Climate Action Planning
TAGS: City/Regional Connections
Water Use Reduction Milestone Achieved
TAGS: Water Systems
New Dashboard Highlighting Healthy Ride at Pitt Utilization
TAGS: Transportation & Mobility
MCSI Taps David Sanchez as Associate Director
TAGS: MCSI
Pitt Theatre Production ‘Somewhere’ on Climate Collapse & Butterflies Was Also Sustainably Produced
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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
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2021 AASHE Global Conference in Sustainability Higher Education
TAGS: Partnerships, Teaching & Learning
Pitt Named One Of America’s 2021 “Cool Schools”
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Dr. Melissa Bilec
Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Names Dr. Melissa Bilec New Co-Director
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bikers in bicycle lane
2021 Bike to Campus Week, September 20-24
TAGS: Health and Wellbeing, Transportation & Mobility
Pittsburgh Household Chemical Collection
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness, research
Land Acknowledgement
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, research
2020 Real College Survey Results on Student Basic Needs
TAGS: equity & access, Food Systems
Pitt Celebrates Over 1 Million Square Feet of Certified Green Buildings
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, LEED
Diversity Forum 2021: Sustainability Sessions
TAGS: equity & access
Pollinator Week 2021: June 21-27
TAGS: Landscape & Ecology
New Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research finds Benefits to Water Fluoridation
TAGS: Health and Wellbeing, research
Earth Day 2021
TAGS: Earth Day, Earth Month
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2021 Momentum Grant for Transcending Disciplines to Advance Regional Water Equity
TAGS: City/Regional Connections, Partnerships, Water Systems
2021 John C. Mascaro Faculty Awards in Sustainability 
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, MCSI
Pitt Student Project Places Second in EPA’s 9th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge
TAGS: Innovation, research, Teaching and Learning, Water Systems
New Dashboards for Building Energy & Water Use Intensity (2014 – 2019)
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
2021 Sustainability Champions
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Pitt Sustainability Efforts Recognized as AASHE STARS Gold
TAGS: Energy and Emissions
Polycarbin: Sustainability in the Science Industry
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, research
Dr. David Sanchez, 2021 Soska Wilds Outreach and Engagement Leadership Awardee
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, MCSI
Thriftsburgh – Sustainability in Fashion & Thrifty Business in a Pandemic
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, equity & access, student projects
Board Adopts Ad Hoc Committee Report on Fossil Fuel Investments
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6 Pitt Dining Locations Now Live Well Allegheny Restaurants
TAGS: Food Systems, Health and Wellbeing
Report Released from Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, research
Year of Engagement Grant Helps Pitt Hydroponics Club Expand Urban Greenhouse in a Food Desert
TAGS: Food Systems
Bigelow Boulevard Transformation: Reimagined Streetscape Now Open
TAGS: Landscape & Ecology, Materials & Waste, Transportation & Mobility
Campus Zero Waste Week 2021
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Teaching & Learning
New Sustainability Transcript Distinction Available to Recognize Focus In & Out of Classroom
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Teaching & Learning
Pitt Facilities’ Scott Bernotas Named to E+E 100
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, faculty
2020 Pitt Green Resident & Green Floor Results
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Pitt Signs “All In” National Declaration on Climate Action & Clean Recovery
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Partnerships
Dr. Eric Beckman Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, MCSI, research
Pitt Signs “All In” National Declaration on Climate Action & Clean Recovery
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Partnerships
Pitt Green Home Office Survey Preview.pdf
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Pitt GHG Inventory for Fiscal Year 2019
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, research
Art: The Campus Energy Constellation
TAGS: art
Celebrating FY20 as Lowest Energy Use Intensity since 2008
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
University of Pittsburgh Campus 2015
Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels, Fall 2020 Process
TAGS: Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels
Pitt AIA 2020 Design Awards: Homewood CEC & Center for Urban Education
TAGS: Awards, Partnerships
Pitt Shuttles Switch to Propane, Reducing Carbon Emissions
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Transportation & Mobility
Pitt Fleet Expands Efficient, Hybrid, & Electric Options via Enterprise Partnership
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Transportation & Mobility
2020-21 MCSI Leonard Peters Faculty Fellows
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, faculty, research, Teaching & Learning
Green Lab Resources
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, research, Teaching & Learning
Waste-free Initiatives in Pitt Dining
TAGS: Food Systems, Innovation
Welcoming Pitt’s 2020 Millennium Fellowship Cohort
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, research, Teaching & Learning
How to Make Your Home Office More Sustainable
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Teaching & Learning
Pitt on Top 30 Green Powered Universities List (July 2020)
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness
Glove Recycling
TAGS: Food Systems, Innovation
Textile Recycling
TAGS: Innovation
Renewable Energy
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, research
Board of Trustees Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels Divestment
TAGS: Board of Trustees, endowments, environmental, ESG, governance, investments, social, socially responsible investing, SRI
Pitt’s Commitment to Local Solar Energy
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
MCSI 2020 Annual Report
TAGS: MCSI, research, Teaching & Learning
Bee Campus USA Certification for Pitt
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Landscape & Ecology
Racial Justice Statements & Resources
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Climate Solutions Grant Will Aid Oakland Energy Master Plan
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
Helium Recovery Making a Difference
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Innovation
Results from the 2020 Pitt Sustainability Literacy & Culture Survey
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Office Water Coolers
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Food Systems, Innovation
CBC Podcast – Sustaining Sustainability
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Partnerships, research, Teaching & Learning
Get to Know Polycarbin, 2020 Randall Big Idea Competition Grand Prize Team
TAGS: Innovation, Partnerships, research
Healthy Soul’s Pitt Blast Furnace Journey
TAGS: Innovation, Partnerships
Trees’ Benefit to You, Campus, & Our Communities
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Food Systems, Teaching & Learning
Summer 2020 Sustainability Undergraduate Research Projects, Advisors, and Student Participants
TAGS: MCSI, research, Teaching & Learning
2020-21 MCSI Sustainability Research Seed Grant Recipients
TAGS: MCSI, research, seed grants
Pitt ESG Criteria and SRI Screening Process
TAGS: research, Teaching & Learning
Pitt Professional Development in Sustainability
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, research, Teaching & Learning
University of Pittsburgh campus aerial view
Pitt Earth Day Timeline, 1970 – 2020
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Pitt Earth Day History, 1970 – 2020
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Earth Day 2020 – 50th Anniversary
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Pitt Sustainability Awards
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
Fall 2019 Pitt Green Residents
TAGS: Green Residents, Teaching & Learning
Pitt Green Labs with 2020 Designations
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Teaching & Learning
Pitt Commits to Achieve Carbon Neutrality
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
Report – Flooding in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Knowledge Gaps and Approaches
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness
Pitt Sustainability Dashboard Launched!
TAGS: Energy and Emissions, Food Systems, Innovation
Hydroponics Club Grows Food For Those In Need, Teaches Methods to Local Kids
TAGS: Food Systems, research, Teaching & Learning
Sustainable Building and Renovation Advancements
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Innovation, research
Pitt’s Sustainable Development Goals Activities
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness, Innovation, research
Academic Course Sustainability Attribute Codes
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Teaching & Learning
Pitt Pantry – From Research to a Real Need
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Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) 2019 Supportive Staff Member Award Celebrates Erika Ninos
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, staff
Center for Sustainable Business Launches
TAGS: Innovation, Partnerships, Teaching & Learning
Tree Zero Paper
TAGS: carbon neutral, paper, purchasing
Report – Water Quality in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Knowledge Gaps and Approaches
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness
Multidisciplinary Global Waste Convergence Grant from NSF Awarded to Pitt-led Circular Economy Research
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, research
Pitt Signs Cool Food Pledge to Cut Food-Related GHG Emissions
TAGS: Food Systems
Pittsburgh Spotlighted as Leader in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals
TAGS: City/Regional Connections
sketch of a bird making noise
Listening In: Techy Ecology Take Offers Fresh Insight into Animal Kingdom
TAGS: Innovation
MCSI 2019-20 Leonard Peters Faculty Fellows in Sustainability
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, MCSI
Water Filter Cartridge Recycling
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Food Systems
Welcoming Pitt’s First Millennium Fellowship Cohort (Fall 2019)
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness
Welcoming Pitt’s First Millennium Fellowship Cohort (Fall 2019)
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Teaching and Learning
4 Electric Box Trucks Come to Pitt
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Transportation & Mobility
University of Pittsburgh Partners with Healthy Ride: Unlimited 30-Minute Bike Share Rides for Pitt First-Years (2019-20)
TAGS: Transportation & Mobility
First Year Sustainability Bags (Fall 2019)
TAGS: equity & access, Teaching & Learning
7 from Pitt on The Incline’s Who’s Next: Environment & Energy 2019 List
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summer undergraduate research students
2019 MCSI Summer Undergraduate Sustainability Research Symposium
TAGS: research, Teaching & Learning
Pitt on Top 30 Green Powered Universities List (July 2019)
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness
Socially Responsible Investment Committee Report – April 2019
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Innovation, Teaching & Learning
4 students walking on University of PIttsburgh lawn between Cathedral of Learning and Heinz Chapel (Eliza Schully, Mark Pavic)
Pitt–Johnstown Is Pennsylvania’s First Campus Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
TAGS: Landscape & Ecology, Partnerships
Athletics Donates to Managers On A Mission
TAGS: Partnerships
2019-2020 Annual Seed Grant Program Recipients
TAGS: faculty, research, seed grants
Bee Houses Keep Pitt Abuzz
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Report – Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management: Knowledge Gaps and Approaches
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness
Let’s Clear the Air: Long-Term Environmental Justice Partnership in East End
TAGS: air quality, equity & access, research
Chancellor’s Letter to Fossil Free Coalition – April 2019
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Fossil Free Pitt Coalition Letter to Chancellor, April 3, 2019
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Pitt Wins the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge, University Division
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness
Shut Your Sash
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Engagement & Awareness, Innovation, Teaching & Learning
2018 Pitt Sustainability Success
TAGS: Awards
Pitt Food Recovery Heroes Receive PRC Zero Waste Excellence Award
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Pitt Athletics Joins Green Sports Alliance
TAGS: Partnerships
Pitt Joins U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership
TAGS: Partnerships
MCSI 2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity
TAGS: research
Pitt Green Offices with 2019 Designations
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness
University of Pittsburgh Receives Accolades From EPA For Food Recovery Achievements
TAGS: Awards, Engagement & Awareness, food recovery, Food Systems
Pitt Dining Halls Rank Gold in Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant Assessment
TAGS: Food Systems
University of Pittsburgh to Purchase Local Hydropower
TAGS: Energy & Emissions
2019 Faculty Awardees of the John C. Mascaro Fellowships
TAGS: faculty, fellows, MCSI, research, Teaching & Learning
Discounts & Resources from Post-Landfill Action Network
TAGS: Engagement & Awareness, Innovation, research
Pitt Named Bronze Bicycle Friendly University for First Time
TAGS: equity & access, Transportation & Mobility
CommutePitt Wins $7,000 Grant From New American Road Trip
TAGS: Awards, City/Regional Connections, Energy and Emissions
Pitt Sustainability Interns – 2018-19 Campus Roundup
TAGS: Interns
The Aquaponics Project, a Pitt student group Wins Big
TAGS: Food Systems, research
New Bike Lanes Added to Forbes Avenue
TAGS: equity & access, Transportation & Mobility
Food Recovery Efforts Applauded in City Climate Plan
TAGS: food recovery, Food Systems
New Glass Could Be Future of Solar Energy
TAGS: Energy & Emissions, Innovation, research
Project Aims to Recycle the Unrecyclable
TAGS: Materials & Waste
Dining Services Expands Sustainable Practices
TAGS: Food Systems
Pittsburgh Institutions Are Trying to Reduce Food Waste, But at What Cost?
TAGS: food recovery, Food Systems
Pittsburgh Institutions are Trying to Reduce Food Waste, but at What Cost?
TAGS: food recovery
Pitt Unveils Sustainable Engineering Master’s Program
TAGS: Teaching & Learning
University of Pittsburgh Wins 2017 Sustainable Pittsburgh Green Workplace Challenge
TAGS: Awards, City/Regional Connections, Engagement & Awareness
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