The Pitt News

Pitt is again delaying the release of its climate action plan, frustrating students who want the University to take a stronger stance against climate change.

‘Too little, too late’: Students worry as Pitt climate action plan delayed again

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Pitt is again delaying the release of its climate action plan, frustrating students who want the University to take a stronger stance against climate change.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted its “Combating Environmental Racism and Injustice” event on Thursday as part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum.

Panelists discuss environmental hazards, ways to combat injustices

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer July 29, 2021
As part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted the event “Combating Environmental Racism and Injustice” on Thursday to discuss experiences with and perspectives on environmental justice.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels released a report in January which said Pitt’s Climate Action Plan would be available by the end of March. Pictured are protestors from last week’s “Tell Us the Truth, Pitt” rally.

Pitt Climate Action Plan release moved to late summer, early fall as student orgs demand answers

By Grace Stringer, For The Pitt News June 29, 2021
While a special board of trustees committee said Pitt’s climate action plan would be released by the end of March, officials now say the plan will likely be released by late summer or early fall due to the original timeline being too “ambitious.”
Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

Photos: Climate strike on Flagstaff Hill

By Pamela Smith, Staff Photographer March 21, 2021
Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh hosted a climate strike march on Friday afternoon. More than 200 protesters marched through Oakland chanting, “Divest. Protect. Rebuild.”
Fossil Free Pitt Coalition organizers (left to right) Kelly McQueston, Elina Zhang, Abishek Viswanathan and Nick Suarez stand in front of the coalition’s billboard off Boulevard of the Allies.

‘We’re still here’: Fossil Free Pitt Coalition continues organizing after Board divestment decision

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2021
In spite of the Board's recent decision, the FFPC does not plan on stopping their push for Pitt to completely divest anytime soon.
Pitt’s Student Government Board, including President Eric Macadangdang, urged the Board of Trustees to immediately divest of fossil fuel investments in a Thursday statement.

SGB slams board report advising slow fossil fuel divestment

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2021
Student Government Board slammed a report released last Friday by a Board of Trustees committee which advocated for a gradual divestment from fossil fuels. SGB President Eric Macadangdang, along with the other board members, supports immediate divestment.
SGB talked about the upcoming election at its Tuesday night meeting.

Student government discusses fossil fuel divestment, upcoming election

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer February 17, 2021
Several SGB members at Tuesday night’s meeting encouraged students to register for Thursday’s virtual Meet the Candidates event and next Wednesday’s Presidential Debate in order to get to know the SGB candidates.
The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition unveiled a billboard Monday morning that it purchased near the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Bates Street in South Oakland.

‘The world is watching’: Fossil Free Pitt unveils billboard in South Oakland

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor February 15, 2021
The Fossil Free Pitt Coalition unveiled a billboard Monday morning at the corner of the Boulevard of the Allies and Bates Street in South Oakland. The billboard features two eyes and the words, “PITT THE WORLD IS WATCHING, DIVEST NOW.” 
At SGB Tuesday night, President Eric Macadangdang remembered Pitt’s “Stronger than Hate” vigil on the Cathedral lawn in response to the Tree of Life massacre.

SGB remembers Tree of Life massacre

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2020
Student Government Board held a moment of silence for the Tree of Life massacre at its Tuesday night meeting, acknowledging the victims who lost their lives at the nearby synagogue two years ago.
Dawne Hickton, the chair of the ad-hoc committee on fossil fuels of Pitts board of trustees, spoke about the committees work Friday morning.

Board committee investigating fossil fuel divestment working to meet ‘compressed,’ ‘intensive’ schedule

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss September 25, 2020
The board formed the committee in June after years of pressure from the student body, including groups such as the Fossil Free Pitt Coalition.
Load More Stories

Activate Search
fossil fuel divestment