Campus Initiatives

No matter where you go on campus, there is a sustainable campus initiative to join or learn more about. Pitt takes pride in its vibrant sustainability culture. Check out some of these great initiatives!

Sustainability Impact Areas

Established in 2018, the Pitt Sustainability Plan identifies 15 impact areas that help focus the University’s 60+ sustainability goals and key performance indicators for tracking progress over time. These impact areas are organized into the 3 themes below.

Calendar of Events

Search for upcoming sustainability events, tours, lectures, sales, films, and celebrations, at the University of Pittsburgh and around the city! Read our land acknowledgment.

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,…

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…