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What Pitt is Doing
Pitt has a long history of implementing sustainable practices, believing that through investments in sustainability, there will be long-term positive impacts on social, environmental, and economic patterns on campus, in the region, and around the world.
Pitt signed the Talloires Declaration, which supports mobilizing the resources of higher education for sustainability.
University established the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, which now spearheads University-wide sustainability research and education programs.
Pitt's University Senate issued the "Statement on Sustainability."
First Pitt Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory published, setting fiscal year 2008 as baseline year, along with emissions reductions goals. The GHG inventory has been updated for FY2011, 2014, 2017, & 2019; it will be updated annually afterwards.
The University published its inaugural "Report on Sustainability" to highlight sustainability efforts and achievements across campus.
Pitt launched the Student Office of Sustainability, which is an active voice in fostering awareness of sustainability throughout the Pitt community.
Pitt's "University Sustainability Committee" re-created to establish cross-functional representation among faculty, staff, and students who serve as sustainability advocates and implementers across the University.
First "Pitt Sustainability Plan" is unveiled. Office of Sustainability founded, with the University’s first Director of Sustainability hired to oversee Plan implementation. Pitt achieved AASHE STARS Silver, Bike Friendly University Bronze, & joins the EPA Green Power Partner list.
University of Pittsburgh committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2037, Pitt’s 250th anniversary. Chancellor's Advisory Council on Sustainability becomes new name for university-wide sustainability committee. Pitt adopts ESG criteria for investments.
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Meet the Pitt Sustainability Plan
The University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce the release of the 2018 Pitt Sustainability Plan outlining sustainability efforts at the campus, city, region, national and international scales.
Pitt Green Guides
Have questions about how you can support sustainability activities on campus? Look no further because Pitt has a Green Guide for you!
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.
2018 Pitt Sustainability Success
Looking for a summary of what Pitt Sustainability achieved in 2018? More detailed information is coming soon, but here's a quick preview!