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Pitt Stages debuted Maria Treviño Orta’s “Somewhere” at the Charity Randall Theatre on Saturday. The play runs until Oct. 22.

Pitt Stages goes ‘Somewhere’ with sustainability

By Grace Hemcher, Staff Writer October 22, 2021
Pitt Stages is kicking off its in-person productions at Charity Randall Theatre for the first time since spring 2020, and the much-anticipated return to live performance at Pitt comes with an important message about mindfulness and sustainability.
The Plant2Plate student-run garden that produces fruits, vegetables and herbs from a plot of land located on Oakland Avenue, across from Bouquet Gardens.

Pitt student garden facing relocation amid year of growth

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 12, 2021
Plant2Plate is a student-run organization at Pitt, which has cultivated and harvested produce from a plot of land located on Oakland Avenue. The organization will soon relocate because the University intends to build student housing on their current lot.
Editorial | How to simultaneously combat climate change and your climate anxiety

Editorial | How to simultaneously combat climate change and your climate anxiety

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 12, 2021
There are meaningful ways to help combat your climate anxiety and climate change that go beyond getting rid of plastic straws.
Pitt’s Office of Sustainability provided a list of COVID-safe ways to celebrate Earth Day this year — such as guided hikes and park cleanups —  with different community organizations, while also providing educational resources so people can both celebrate and learn.

Pitt hosts eco-friendly events to celebrate Earth Day, encourages sustainability

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer April 23, 2021
Pitt’s Office of Sustainability provided a list of COVID-safe ways to celebrate Earth Day this year — such as guided hikes and park cleanups — with different community organizations, while also providing educational resources so people can both celebrate and learn.
The vegan diet is on the rise in recent years.

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

By Paige Lawler, Assistant Opinions Editor 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

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist September 15, 2020
Is our green energy really green? Are the people backing it really just trying to combat climate cha
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 17, 2020
The Pitt Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey aims to evaluate the University community’s knowledge of the current sustainability efforts on campus.
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.

Pitt offers on-campus students free Healthy Rides through April

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
Pitt extended free 30-minute rides through Healthy Ride, the Pittsburgh bike-sharing service, to students living in on-campus housing only.
Thrifting is a responsible and sustainable alternative to fast fashion.

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

By Priya Shah, For The Pitt News March 19, 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.
The Pitt Pantry shares the excess food that it receives with Pitt Foodshare. The extra donated food is available to any student.

Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

By Madison Brewer, Staff Writer February 18, 2020
Pitt FoodShare Facebook group began in 2016 as a Student Affairs-supported project to reduce uneaten, and therefore wasted, food on campus.
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