Sustainability Week

The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to host a wide assortment of activities to celebrate Sustainability Week. Check out the full schedule here. We hope you will join us!

Tom Heidkamp

Tom Heidkamp, called Pitt’s “Father of Sustainability” by some, made a sizable impact on campus. Retired in March 2019, Tom served as the manager of Surplus Property, which handles the sale, receipt, storage, distribution, and disposal of all surplus equipment,…

Young Sarah Grguras

Young has wowed with her immense passion and leadership capabilities within the world of sustainability at Pitt. On top of her devotion to her studies as a double major in environmental studies and ecology, Young serves as the…

Pitt Home

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 —…


Our campus sustainability leaders are always happy to answer your call and help guide you in your personal path towards a more sustainable Pitt.  Whether you start with the Office of Sustainability itself or another piece of our…

Learn More

Find a campus sustainability leader for all your unanswered questions. Search below for the contact information of campus faculty, staff, or a research group. These leaders may be able to help.

What You Can Do

You won’t need to look far to find the right Pitt sustainability involvement for you. On campus there are sustainability events, groups, and opportunities that can help you on your mission to make a difference. Find a campus…

Pittsburgh Institutions Are Trying to Reduce Food Waste, But at What Cost?

The piece highlights efforts at Pitt to reduce waste with dining hall “waste audits.” Based on results of these audits, Pitt is able to strategically plan meals to reduce the amount of waste generated. But is wasting less translating to fewer donated meals to those in need? Read on!

Pitt Unveils Sustainable Engineering Master’s Program

Read on about Pitt’s new Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering.