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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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
Celebrating the holidays with an experience, like going to Phipps, instead of a gift is a memorable way to make your friends feel appreciated.

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.
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