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Sustainability Office survey to help guide future on-campus efforts

Pitt’s Office of Sustainability is located in Benedum Hall.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

April 17, 2020

The Pitt Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey aims to evaluate the University community’s knowledge of the current sustainability efforts on campus.

Opinion | Pitt sustainability initiatives insufficient

About 25 percent of all recycling picked up by waste management is sent straight to the landfill due to contamination, according to a study by The New York Times.

By Leah Mensch, For The Pitt News

December 5, 2018

It’s clear that students, who actually have the power to make a difference, are falling short of the University’s high sustainability standards.

Dear Pitt: without waterless urinals, urine trouble

(Illustration by Daniel Walsh | Staff Illustrator)

By Joshua Jordan, Staff Columnist

September 20, 2018

Installing waterless urinals is the perfect way to reduce water and energy consumption — which is a huge part of Pitt’s sustainability plan.

Campus ‘Goatscapers’ help the environment, look cute

The goats frequently take breaks from eating to lie down and watch passersby. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Maggie Durwald, Senior Columnist

August 20, 2018

While the 12 goats the University employed seems like only one small step in the ambitious Pitt Sustainability Plan, it has had a big effect.

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