Pitt's sustainability work has spanned decades, working to advance efforts of equity, environment, and economics so current and future generations can thrive. Defined differently by many, environmental justice is focused on maintaining healthy environments, especially for individuals and communities who have traditionally lived, worked, and played closest to sources of pollution or negative environmental impacts.
The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation commits to making diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of its research and education by emphasizing the key role that environmental justice plays in sustainability. MCSI will continue to work with communities faced with systemic environmental racism to make a positive change and strive to reach environmental justice.
MCSI aims to foster and achieve the University's sustainability vision through the development and integration of curriculum, groundbreaking research, community outreach, and innovation.