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

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.

Facebook group helps eliminate on-campus food waste

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.

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

Opinion | Construction on campus is inconvenient but could be worthwhile

By Paige Lawler, Staff Columnist

January 16, 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

Senate committee talks energy efficiency

By Natalie Frank, Staff Writer

January 14, 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

Editorial: Buy sustainable this holiday season

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 5, 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

By Paige Lawler, For The Pitt News

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.

Editorial: Top 10 ways to save the Earth

Editorial: Top 10 ways to save the Earth

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 5, 2019

Here are 10 things you can do right now to save the earth.

Pitt students build sustainable new homes for bees

Pitt students build sustainable new homes for bees

By Emily Wen, For The Pitt News

August 23, 2019

Returning Oakland residents might notice some new tall structures around their neighborhood, shaped like birdhouses and filled with thin, rolled up cardboard.

Op-ed: Choose to reuse: How Pitt is wasting our money

By Clara Grantier

April 8, 2019

These savings could contribute to lower tuition, sufficient student health and counseling resources, better Wi-Fi connection, practice space for our teams and clubs and so on.

Opinion | It’s time to limit plastic bag consumption

Opinion | It’s time to limit plastic bag consumption

By Leah Mensch, Senior Staff Columnist

April 7, 2019

It’s time for Pennsylvania to take the initiative and limit its single-use plastic bag consumption.

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