sustainability

Hmurovic smiling

‘You Are Fantastic! Pick Ugly Produce!’

In a series of studies, Jillian Hmurovic, a doctoral candidate at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, and colleagues found that boosting consumer self-esteem increased how much people were willing to pay for oddly shaped produce.
Tom Eliseuson and Madison Holden wearing ballcaps and examining a tree

Duo’s Mission: Count Each Tree on Campus

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.
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Pitt’s Bike-friendly Efforts Recognized

The League of American Bicyclists has bestowed Pitt with its Bicycle Friendly University status.
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Hydropower Plan Marks Pitt’s Largest-ever Commitment to Renewable Energy

Pitt plans to purchase 100 percent of the power from a low-impact hydroelectric plant to be built on the Allegheny River. The facility, expected to open in 2022, will generate enough power to supply a quarter of the Pittsburgh campus electricity needs.
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Pitt Grounds Department Gets a Green Star

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Dining Options at Pitt Please the Palate, Promote Sustainability Efforts

New food options, locations and services bring more choice to the campus community, aiming to make sustainability synonymous with Pitt dining.