The Plan for Pitt: Embrace the World

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“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.
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The Pitt institute is offering free resource guides, webinars and advice on federal and state programs to help small business owners through the pandemic.
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A person wearing a T-shirt that displays where they matched for residency
When a capstone celebration turned virtual this year, medical students pulled together to donate the money they had raised for the event to communities in need—and challenged faculty to do the same.
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Robert Gradeck from the University Center for Social and Urban Research discusses the challenges the 2020 U.S. Census faces and what Pitt students can do to help.
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.