Pitt Sustainability Plan

A green field filled with solar panels
A new solar power deal is moving Pitt closer to its commitment to be a carbon neutral campus by 2037, Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
a bee approaching a purple flower
It’s Pollinator Week 2020, and bees, butterflies, bugs and bats are pollinating on Pennsylvania’s newest Bee Campus USA.
Senior Sam Ressin standing in front of an array of solar panels, with a glowing object in his hands.
The student-led Pitt Green Fund helped launch the campus thrift store and bicycle co-op, but its board also tackles efforts related to equity and social justice.
sunny sidewalk behind the Cathedral, with hydrangeas blooming
The University has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions on the Pittsburgh campus by 22%. Building and infrastructure efficiencies are key to the new goal of carbon neutrality by 2037—Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
Peppers and broccoli
The University of Pittsburgh is among the first to join the Cool Food Pledge, a global initiative led by the World Resources Institute to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2030.
Blue box truck with panther, script Pitt logo, going green and 100% electric painted on it, with Cathedral of Learning in the background
Pitt is driving toward its greenhouse gas reduction goals with the addition of new zero-emission electric vehicles to its fleet.
young woman with pigtail braids holding a bee house
After taking an environmental studies course focused on developing impactful sustainability projects in the community, a group of undergraduates installed seven bee houses across the Pittsburgh campus.
Tom Eliseuson and Madison Holden wearing ballcaps and examining a tree
A Pitt-specific tree inventory is the first step in tracking progress toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of increasing the campus tree canopy 50 percent by 2030.