sustainability

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The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels has publicly posted a report that presents the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees with an array of findings and options to consider at its next public meeting on Feb. 26, 2021. Public comments provided by Feb. 23 on the report will be shared with board members in advance of the meeting.
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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.
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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.
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The Office of the Provost has established a Sustainability Distinction, which adds to transcripts a credential signaling the student’s academic, community service and professional commitment to sustainability.
An American flag in the lawn in front of the Cathedral of Learning
As the Biden-Harris presidential transition begins, Pitt experts share their thoughts on racial justice, immigration and other significant issues that face the incoming administration.
A cobblestone street with a bike lane with a black SUV driving down the center lane
The new streetscape between Fifth and Forbes Avenues includes safe, separated paths for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists; updated utility infrastructure; additional landscaping and more for the Pitt campus and community.
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Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Scott Bernotas’ commitment to sustainability has helped move Pitt closer to its energy reduction goals and earned him a spot on Environment + Energy Leader’s list of 100 professionals making a difference in the field.
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A nonpartisan team led by Leslie Marshall in Pitt’s Center for Sustainable Business has created a roadmap for climate-friendly industrial growth over the next decade to add jobs and economic prospects across the Ohio Valley.