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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.

SGB will vote on sustainability measures

SGB will vote on sustainability measures

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019

Following a 15-minute board meeting, Pitt Student Government Board held its final town hall of the academic year Tuesday night, facilitating a discussion on sustainability.

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

TEDxPitt 2019: On serendipity and sustainability (Part 1)

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019

Speakers at Sunday's TEDx touched on the "ignition" — the theme of this year's event — that kept them motivated throughout their lives.

Q&A: Aurora Sharrard talks on sustainability

Q&A: Aurora Sharrard talks on sustainability

By Brian Salvato, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

The University’s plan to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy is a long one, spanning to 2030, but it’s one that students help propel forward every time they recycle a can or compost their food waste.

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

Pitt optimizes space for Master Plan

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News

January 26, 2018

Pitt’s unconventional hills, sidewalks and parks are what separate the University’s aesthetic from others, Ayers Saint Gross architecture and planning principal Kevin Petersen said. “We want to address the quality, quantity and management of space,” Petersen said. Ayers Saint Gross and Pi...

Sustainable farming gets an urban upgrade

Sustainable farming gets an urban upgrade

By Anish Salvi | Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

Kareem Adam Rabbat formed an appreciation for nature from fishing with his father as a young boy, which eventually led him to join an initiative as an adult to find sustainable ways of getting fresh food to people. “That kind of instilled in me a great value for the outdoors,” Rabbat said. “...

University presents plan for sustainability

University presents plan for sustainability

By Elise Lavallee and Caroline Bourque

December 8, 2017

When Ward Allebach took the podium — immediately slipping a Christmas-themed Hawaiian shirt over his button-up and placing a Santa hat on his head — he described what he had in mind for a sustainability showcase for projects “past and present.” “We were calling this the whole ‘ghost o...

Activist warns of cracker plant consequences

Activist warns of cracker plant consequences

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

When Mark Dixon found out Shell Oil Company planned to build a petrochemical plant in nearby Beaver County, he immediately thought of the pollution and environmental devastation that would soon take place there. “It really pissed me off,” Dixon said. In an event sponsored by the Student Office ...

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Pitt community mitigates food waste

Reduce, reuse, recycle: Pitt community mitigates food waste

By Anna Bongardino | Contributing Editor

September 29, 2017

Joe’s decision to dumpster dive for the first time was based on pure impulse. It helped that he wasn’t completely sober. “I wasn’t really looking for anything, I was a little bit drunk and I saw the dumpster and thought, ‘Hmm, I bet there’s some good stuff in there,’” he said. Jo...

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