Pitt Sustainability Awards

Check out all winners of the Pitt Sustainability Awards from 2015 through 2020. These awards annually honor individuals and groups whose ideas, talents, and passions contribute to a thriving culture of sustainability at Pitt.

Since 2015, the University of Pittsburgh has annually awarded the Pitt Sustainability Awards, which recognize Pitt faculty, staff, students, and groups who are making an extraordinary impact on campus sustainability.  These individuals or groups could have demonstrated their impact in one or more categories of the Pitt Sustainability Plan  (Stewardship, Exploration, and/or Community and Culture) via ideas, talents, and passions that contribute to a thriving culture of sustainability at Pitt.

2020 PITT SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

  • Faculty: Dr. Danielle Andrews-Brown, Geology & Environmental Science
  • Faculty: Dr. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Staff: Liza Allison, Industrial Engineering
  • Staff: Tiara Arnold, Housing, Housekeeping
  • Student: Ellie Cadden, Environmental Studies, ’20
  • Student: Sarah Hart, undergraduate, environmental studies
  • Group: Pitt Business Staff Leadership Collaboration led by Chris Driscoll (IT); Greg Guzewicz (Facilities); Karri Rogers (Dean’s Office)
  • Group: Zero Waste Period Initiative led by Pitt Planned Parenthood and Student Office of Sustainability

2019 PITT SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

  • Faculty: Dr. Emily Elliott,Geology & Environmental Sciences
  • Staff: Corey Flynn, Sports Medicine & Nutrition
  • Staff: Melissa Warthen, Student Life
  • Student: Forest Goebel, College of Business Administration
  • Student: Isabelle Ouyang, English Writing ’19
  • Student Group: Real Food Challenge

    Read more about about 2019 Award Winners

2018 PITT SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

  • Faculty: Dr. David Sanchez, Civil & Environmental Engineering / Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
  • Staff: Gina Gowins, Parking & Transportation
  • Staff: Andrew Moran, Facilities Management
  • Student: Young Sarah Grguras, Geology & Environmental Sciences ’19
  • Group: Pitt Pantry
  • Student Group: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition

2017 PITT SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

  • Faculty: Dr. Dan Bain, Geology & Environmental Science
  • Staff: Rich Heller, Facilities Management
  • Staff: Nick Goodfellow, Dining
  • Student: Alyssa Martinec, Political Science ’19
  • Student Group: Food Recovery Heroes

2016 SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

  • Faculty: Ward Allebach, Geology & Environmental Science
  • Faculty: Jacob Bethem, Pitt Greensburg
  • Student: Naomi Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Student: Anna Greenberg, Environmental Studies
  • Group: Surplus Property
  • Student Group: University of Thriftsburgh

2015 SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

  • Faculty: Dr. Walter Carson, Biological Sciences
  • Staff: Elizabeth Tiedemann, Pitt Greensburg
  • Student: Troy Salvatore, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Student: Sage Lincoln, Urban Studies & Environmental Geology
  • Group: Student Computing Services Team, CSSD

Learn more about the full history of the Pitt Sustainability Awards