sustainability

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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.
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New Bike Lanes Added to Forbes Avenue

Designated lanes and special left-turn boxes for bicycles are making cycling on Pitt's campus easier and safer.
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Dining Services Expands Sustainable Practices, Selection of World Cuisines and Vegan Dishes

From locally sourced meat to increased Farmers Market hours to gluten-free options — Pitt's Dining Services has something tasty for everyone. Plus, get the answers to frequently asked questions about dining at Pitt.