University of Pittsburgh 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.

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 application for Bee Campus USA certification through the Xerces Society.

Committee Members

Sarah Hart, Matthew Golub, & Groundskeeper Steven Michael Siweckyj install bee homes across campus (June 2019).

  • CHAIR: Andy Moran, Senior Manager of Grounds, Facilities Management
  • Dr. Tia-Lynn Ashman, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Sarah Cutshall, Undergraduate Student & Founder, Bee Friendly Pitt
  • Matthew Golub, Undergraduate Student & Founder, Bee Friendly Pitt
  • Sarah Hart, Undergraduate Student & Founder, Bee Friendly Pitt
  • Rich Heller, Senior Electrical Engineer, Facilities Management
  • Beth Ann Mayer, Undergraduate StudentEvents Coordinator, Students for Sustainability
  • Mary Beth McGrew, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Planning, Facilities Management
  • Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability
Read more about Pitt’s on-campus bee houses.
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