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Pitt Sustainability Plan

The University Sustainability Committee has published the Pitt Sustainability Plan to carefully connect to the goals established in the Plan for Pitt while incorporating the thoughts and ambitions of a diverse cross section of Pitt's student, faculty, and staff communities.

View the Pitt Sustainability Plan
  • Pitt signed the 1990 Talloires Declaration supporting mobilization of higher-ed resources for sustainability.

  • Sierra magazine named Pitt one of 'America’s Coolest Schools' for its commitment to environmentalism.

  • Pitt launched its first campus-wide energy management system in 1975.

  • Pitt’s Carrillo Street Steam Plant is one of the cleanest university plants in the United States.

  • A composting system has cut food waste by 75 percent in Pitt’s Market Central dining facility.

  • Pitt’s print shop won Forest Stewardship Council certification for its support of sustainable forestry.

  • 5 Pitt construction projects have earned LEED Gold certification, with 9 more pursuing certification.

  • Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation is a world leader in sustainable engineering.

  • Energy conservation at Pitt has resulted in more than $44 million in energy cost avoidance since 1996.

  • The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges ranks Pitt among the most environmentally responsible U.S. universities.

  • Pitt placed first in Sustainable Pittsburgh's 2013-14 Green Workplace Challenge in the university category.

Green Speakeasy

The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Invention's Green Speakeasy series continues this spring with free public lectures at the University Club. RSVP required for each event.

Pitt Sustainability Awards

Pitt Sustainability Awards recognize Pitt faculty, staff, and students who are making an extraordinary impact on campus sustainability. Read more and submit a nomination.

Sustainability Tour

Sustainable design and innovation are literally built into Pitt campuses. Learn about the University's green facilities and projects by taking our Sustainability Tour.