Pollinator Habitat Advisory Committee

 

In an effort to further the goals of the Pitt Sustainability Plan, the University has created a diverse and interdisciplinary Pollinator Habitat Advisory Committee to help make our campus environment more supportive of healthy, native pollinator populations.

A subcommittee of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, the University of Pittsburgh’s Pollinator Habitat Advisory Committee’s goals are to:

  • Create and advise on the implementation a Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan, which sets guidelines for plant choices and landscaping practices
  • Lead the University’s annual Bee Campus USA application through the Xerces Society.

Committee Members

Sarah Hart, Matthew Golub, & groundskeeper Steven Michael Siweckyj install bee homes on campus (June 2019)

  • CO-CHAIR: Samantha Chan, Sustainability Projects Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
  • CO-CHAIR: Meghan Orman, Doctoral Student, School of Education + Office of Child Development
  • Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Rachel Bowers, Planner, Facilities Management
  • Sarah Cutshall, Undergraduate Student & Founder, Bee Friendly Pitt
  • Allyson Frantz, Undergraduate & Founder, Relearn Our Land Initiative
  • Juliana Hunt, Undergraduate & Founder, Relearn Our Land Initiative
  • Julia Mascho, Sustainability Intern, Facilities Management
  • Beth Ann Mayer, Undergraduate StudentEvents Coordinator, Students for Sustainability
  • Andy Moran, Senior Manager of Grounds, Facilities Management
  • Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Executive Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
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