Office of Sustainability
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
With many living their personal and professional lives online, the Zoom fatigue is real. But there’s a positive effect of the pandemic that you might not have considered: a dramatic reduction in paper use. Sustainability and IT experts on campus are hopeful the trend continues beyond this year.
Friday, January 29, 2021
The University plans to tap the Allegheny River for electric power as part of its commitment to carbon neutrality. Now, Allegheny County has announced a similar plan to source energy from the Ohio River.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
On foot or on wheels, there are more ways than ever to get around on the Pittsburgh campus. Learn all about the current options and what’s just around the corner.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
There’s lots to do on campus and “together” as you shelter in place. From cooperative online games to virtual K-Pop dance classes, Pittwire has ideas for students to keep busy and connected during this period and beyond.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Pitt students and employees can now access free 30-minute rides on Health Ride bikes around the city.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
A new solar power deal is moving Pitt closer to its commitment to be a carbon neutral campus by 2037, Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
Friday, April 17, 2020
“Earth Day is every day,” says Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh sustainability director. But it doesn’t hurt to do something special on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. See what she recommends, and how the Pitt community is celebrating.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Working from home is the new norm for many employees. University of Pittsburgh experts share their advice for creating a more ergonomic work space, making time for exercise and more.
Monday, February 4, 2019