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Opinion | Veganism isn’t necessarily the most ethical or sustainable option

The vegan diet is on the rise in recent years.
September 22, 2020
Being vegan isn’t necessarily more ethical or more sustainable than eating a diet that includes meat and other animal products. In fact, depending on people’s consumption choices, being vegan can be less ethical and less sustainable than a “normal” diet.

Opinion | Debunking the green energy illusion

Opinion | Debunking the green energy illusion
September 15, 2020
Is our green energy really green? Are the people backing it really just trying to combat climate cha

Sustainability Office survey to help guide future on-campus efforts

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

Pitt offers on-campus students free Healthy Rides through April

Pitt has extended its free 30-minute-ride HealthyRide program from only first years to students still  living in on-campus housing through the end of April.
April 14, 2020
Pitt extended free 30-minute rides through Healthy Ride, the Pittsburgh bike-sharing service, to students living in on-campus housing only.

Opinion | Consumers should boycott fast fashion and consider more sustainable options

Thrifting is a responsible and sustainable alternative to fast fashion.
March 18, 2020
It is alarming how many people — myself included — have been easily drawn into the affordable appeal companies use to overshadow the environmental ills of production and the ambiguity of their suppliers’ practices.

Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

The Pitt Pantry shares the excess food that it receives with Pitt Foodshare. The extra donated food is available to any student.
February 17, 2020
Pitt FoodShare Facebook group began in 2016 as a Student Affairs-supported project to reduce uneaten, and therefore wasted, food on campus.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

The closure of the Chevron and Eberly stairs, the main passages to upper campus and Panther and Irvis Halls from Chevron Science Center, have impacted students by requiring them to find alternate ways to move between upper and lower campus.
January 15, 2020
Inaccessibility and change on campus is frustrating and inconvenient for students. However, there is hope that at the end of the construction lies a revitalized, more sustainable campus.

Senate committee talks energy efficiency

The University Senate’s Plant Utilization and Planning Committee met Monday afternoon in Forbes Tower to discuss the changes to Pitt’s campus brought up in the recently released Institutional Master Plan.
January 13, 2020
Expanded chilled water capacity, new utility lines under Bigelow Boulevard and networks of sensors — these are among the ways that Pitt’s facilities management team is using to try and create a more sustainable and energy efficient campus.

Editorial: Buy sustainable this holiday season

Celebrating the holidays with an experience, like going to Phipps, instead of a gift is a memorable way to make your friends feel appreciated.
December 4, 2019
There are several ways to go about finding the perfect gift that is sustainable and special.

Opinion | Corporations must be more active in fight against climate change

Opinion | Corporations must be more active in fight against climate change
September 23, 2019
Individual sustainability is not enough to save the planet from climate change. It is imperative that corporations join the fight to stop climate change by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and adopting sustainable practices.
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