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Welcome to PittEnvironmental! We provide a common space for the environmental and sustainability community in and around Pitt, with a shared blog, events calendar, and community forums that anyone can participate in. We also maintain a Library of past projects, with the people and organizations they worked with, to inspire and guide future projects. If you’ve done something – add it!

In addition, if you’ve got an idea for making Pitt more sustainable, drop it in our Suggestion Box.

If you like what you see here, you can add us via RSS (RSS is what?), add us to any calendar app (via the calendar icon in the sidebar), share any of the articles/events on social networks, and of course comment or post on the forums. Participation helps everyone do more!

If you have questions or comments about the site, either put them up in the forums or send us an email at info (at) pittenvironmental.org

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Dialogue Series: Sustainability or Survival?

Dialogue Series: Sustainability or Survival?

I want to bring to your attention a new 5-part video dialogue series called “’Sustainability’ or Survival? Popular Responses to Global Climate Change” and ask that you forward to your students. The first session “Confronting Environmental Racism: Views from the Front Lines of the Climate Justice Struggle” is Thursday, January 22nd from 4:00-5:30 PM in [...]

Fracking: The Science, Policies, & Logic Behind BOTH Sides of the Debate

Fracking: The Science, Policies, & Logic Behind BOTH Sides of the Debate

Interested in the topic of Fracking but don’t know a lot about it? Have an opinion on fracking but no information to back it up? Here is your opportunity to come and learn from two top scientists in the field. Dr. Vidic from the University of Pittsburgh and Dr. Donahue from Carnegie Mellon University will [...]

Funding for Sustainable Projects!

Funding for Sustainable Projects!

  Do you have an idea that would promote sustainable thought on campus?  Do you have dreams of implementing a project that would create a healthier campus and community? The Green Fund Advisory Board is currently accepting proposals that will help make Pitt a more sustainable campus! To apply for funding,  fill out the Grant Application [...]

Solar Powered Smoothie Cart

Solar Powered Smoothie Cart

ESW Pitt recently ran the solar cart at a Solar Smoothies event. We sold organic and local fruit smoothies to passers-by for $3 each and offered a discount ($2) for students that brought their own reusable cup. The main fruits were peaches, pineapples, bananas, strawberries, and watermelon and students ordered smoothies in a make-it-yourself (or [...]

Work Study Position: MCSI

Work Study Position: MCSI

Interested in making Pitt more sustainable and need a work study position? MCSI is hiring a new Office Assistant. The description is below, and if you have questions, you can ask Pat Eells (pfe3 at pitt.edu), who is finishing his time in the position. It is a great opportunity to work with a committed (and [...]

2014 Heinz Lecture: Vanessa Farquharson

2014 Heinz Lecture: Vanessa Farquharson

MCSI’s 2014 lecture will be presented by eco-blogger Vanessa Farquharson, who made one change in her life each day for a year, aiming to add up to something big. The lecture is titled ’Sleeping Naked and Showering in the Dark: The Fun Path to Green Living’. More details and registration at http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI/heinzlecture/.  The event will be followed [...]

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