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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.

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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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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 [...]

ESW Discussion Group: Post-Carbon Reader

ESW Discussion Group: Post-Carbon Reader

That’s right folks, it’s time to sit down with a tangible hunk of paper and dig in. This week (and for the foreseeable future) we’ll be dissecting and digesting the Post Carbon Institute’s Post Carbon Reader. Composed of a series of essays on different issues from prominent minds in the sustainability arena, the PCR goes beyond [...]

ESW Discussion Group: Food

ESW Discussion Group: Food

If you eat food, this talk might pertain to you. If not, tread no further. Next Monday (November 4th; 8pm, BNDM 341) we’ll be talking about food: where it comes from, where it ends up, how we value it and distribute it. From the humble beginnings of Mesopotamian irrigation systems to the Green Revolution of [...]

How To: PowerShift Manifesto

How To: PowerShift Manifesto

About a week ago, I wrote a post on my personal blog suggesting the idea of creating a large-scale document at PowerShift. What I have in mind is a vision of the sustainable future we want, in broad enough strokes to allow local diversity and enough details to also include a path for how to [...]

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