sustainability

Meital Rosenberg

Young Researcher Earns First-author Credit for Study on Equitable Energy Access

With support from an Honors College alumnus and political science professor, Meital Rosenberg (A&S ’17) recently earned first-author credit in Nature Sustainability for her undergraduate research on gender dynamics and electricity access in India.
Andrea La Nauze

People Look to Their Neighbors on Climate Change Opinions, Study Finds

For every 1,000 solar panels installed in Australian neighborhoods, seven percent of the neighbors will switch from skepticism to belief in climate change, a recent study by Assistant Professor of Economics Andrea La Nauze found.
Lettuce seedlings in net cups in the hydroponics system

Hydroponics Club Grows Food For Those In Need, Teaches Methods to Local Kids

Students across the University are coming together at a hydroponics club to grow and share produce and gain hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture.
CB Bhattacharya

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Are Focus of New Center

The new Center for Sustainable Business is partnering with IBM, PPG and other industry leaders to integrate environmental and societal concerns into their business models.
Peppers and broccoli

Pitt Commits to Global Pledge That Supports Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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.
Two goats on leashes stand at the top of a hill overlooking Pitt campus with the Cathedral of Learning in the background

Goats Vs. Slopes

A treacherous landscaping job on Pitt's upper campus proved to be no obstacle for a herd of goats. The team of caprine workers conquered a nearly vertical hillside, stripping it of weeds, brush and vines — all in the service of safely and sustainably beautifying campus before students returned for fall term.
a student in a Pitt bucket hat and a Pitt t-shirt pointing at the camera and smiling

Service Learning Course Establishes Environmental Science Lab in Puerto Rico

The long-term partnership between Pitt students and faculty and nonprofit Caras con Causa seeks to study urban wetlands, restore parts of the ecosystem damaged by Hurricane Maria and attract scientists to the island.
young woman with pigtail braids holding a bee house

Bee Friendly Pitt Sets Campus Abuzz

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.