The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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

Sustainability Office survey to help guide future on-campus efforts

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2020
The Pitt Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey aims to evaluate the University community’s knowledge of the current sustainability efforts on campus.
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.

Opinion | Pitt sustainability initiatives insufficient

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.
(Illustration by Daniel Walsh | Staff Illustrator)

Dear Pitt: without waterless urinals, urine trouble

By Joshua Jordan, Staff Columnist September 19, 2018
Installing waterless urinals is the perfect way to reduce water and energy consumption — which is a huge part of Pitt’s sustainability plan.
The goats frequently take breaks from eating to lie down and watch passersby. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

Campus ‘Goatscapers’ help the environment, look cute

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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