sustainability

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Microgrid Designed by Pitt Engineers Drives Clean Energy at Trucking Facility

All amenities in the docking terminal of PITT OHIO’s Harmar facility — including lights, electric forklifts, computers and battery chargers — operate from power supplied by an on-site microgrid designed by Pitt’s Gregory Reed and a cohort of Swanson School of Engineering graduate students.
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Commencement: Useful Tips for Grads, Guests

Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Find all the information celebrants and guests need to navigate commencement here. Information for both undergraduate and graduate ceremonies is provided.
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Sustainability Week Events Showcase Dedication to Campus Green Initiatives

Sustainability Week festivities on campus, beginning Saturday, will bring awareness to how students, faculty, staff and neighbors can help to achieve Pitt’s sustainability goals.
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Engineering Students Help to Improve Infrastructure in Panamanian Village

The Pitt Humanities, Engineering and Design Club is planning a June return to its work with the Emberá, an indigenous community in Panama’s Chagres National Park. On an October trip, the club installed solar panels and built a pedestrian bridge.
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Project Aims to Recycle the Unrecyclable

One solution to the crisis of plastic pollution in oceans is to prevent plastic from becoming waste to begin with — and researchers from the Swanson School of Engineering aim to do just that.
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Food Recovery and Sustainability Efforts Set to Expand, Applauded in City Climate Plan

The City of Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan 3.0 lauds efforts made by Pitt’s Food Recovery Heroes. The student group collects surplus food from dining halls and local establishments to donate to organizations that feed the hungry.