2008 and 2020
2008 and 2020
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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 moving forward.
The University published its inaugural "Report on Sustainability" to highlight sustainability efforts and achievements across campus.
Pitt launched the Student Office of Sustainability, an active contributor and voice in fostering awareness of sustainability throughout the Pitt community.
Pitt's "University Sustainability Committee" re-created to establish cross-functional representation across faculty, staff, and students who serve as sustainability advocates and implementers across the University.
First "Pitt Sustainability Plan" is unveiled. Office of Sustainability founded and University’s first Director of Sustainability hired to oversee Plan implementation. Pitt achieved AASHE STARS Silver, Bike Friendly University Bronze, & became an EPA Green Power Partner.
University of Pittsburgh committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2037. Pitt adopted an investing ESG Policy and became a Bee Campus USA. University-wide sustainability body renamed Chancellor's Advisory Council on Sustainability.
University of Pittsburgh achieved AASHE STARS Gold designation and was named BikePGH's Organization of the Year. Board of Trustees disclosed Pitt's endowment will have only 1% fossil fuels (or less) by the end of 2035.
University of Pittsburgh published its first Climate Action Plan (focused on carbon neutrality by 2037) and first ESG Report for the Consolidated Endowment Fund. The Pittsburgh campus achieved its first Tree Campus designation.
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RATINGS AND RECOGNITION
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Pitt Sustainability Efforts Recognized as AASHE STARS Gold
The University of Pittsburgh has achieved AASHE STARS Gold for the first time!
Pitt Named One Of America’s 2021 “Cool Schools”
Pitt moved up 120 places to rank in Sierra Magazine's Top 125 Cool Schools nationwide in 2021,
Pitt Recognized as “Organization of the Year” by BikePGH
Organization of the Year recognition from Pittsburgh's bike advocacy organization reflects major strides in campus bike infrastructure, programs, and culture.
Pitt Highlighted in 2021 Sustainable Campus Index
Pitt gained national recognition for our recycling program for textiles ready for recycling!