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

Martina Frederick, left, Lauren Posey and Matthew Yager of Eco Justice Allies.

Students fight environmental injustice in Pittsburgh through advocacy project

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
Students in R. Ward Allebach’s Sustainability course are tasked with creating a semester-long project focusing on either sustainability or environmental issues on campus. According to Martina Frederick, her group, “The Ecojustice Allies,” dedicated the semester to addressing environmental racism and injustice on campus and in the city of Pittsburgh.
Aurora Sharrard, Pitt’s sustainability director, speaks at a 2019 town hall hosted by Student Government Board.

Pitt releases long-awaited climate plan

By Martha Layne, News Editor March 17, 2022
Pitt released its climate plan on Thursday, detailing the University’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2037.
Opinion | Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new plant-based nuggets: right idea, wrong execution

Opinion | Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new plant-based nuggets: right idea, wrong execution

By Lindsey Golden, For The Pitt News March 4, 2022
KFC’s sustainable product is profit-driven and not an accurate reflection of their sustainability efforts.
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.
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