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We are pleased to share a variety of resources available to learn about sustainability programs and initiatives across the Pitt campus. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, reach out to us at

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MCSI Annual Reports

Every fiscal year, MCSI publishes a comprehensive report which highlights its most recent efforts to catalyze sustainability research, education, and engagement through the Center's programs and partnerships. These reports detail how MCSI has worked to engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainability through its academic programs, research funding, and community outreach efforts.

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MCSI sends seasonal newsletters containing the Center's latest updates, outreach efforts, and alumni features to the Pitt Sustainability community and alumni. View newsletters archive.

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Office of Sustainability

At Pitt “sustainability” means balancing equity, environment, and economics so current and future generations can thrive. With this in mind, Pitt actively pursues sustainability efforts and initiatives across disciplines, domains, and scales—including pursuing carbon neutrality by 2037. Join the Office of Sustainability as it challenges the status quo to create sustainable solutions, actions, strategies, and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, our campuses, and Western Pennsylvania. 

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Pitt Climate Action Plan

The Pitt Climate Action Plan (PittCAP) details the University's strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2037, the 250th anniversary of its founding. Developed through the Carbon Commitment Committee of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Sustainability, PittCAP builds on the goals of the Pitt Sustainability Plan while setting a realistic approach on the carbon opportunities and challenges in front of our campus, community, and world.

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Pitt Sustainability Plan

Pitt has been actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices on campus for many years and is earning a strong reputation nationally for its emerging culture of sustainability. Learn more about Pitt's Sustainability Plan, as well as the 2018-22 Progress Report on the Pitt Sustainability Plan.

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Employee Green Guide

The Employee Green Guide can be the first step for faculty and staff to contribute to the culture of sustainability being built on campus.

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Student Green Guide

Students can learn more about Pitt's culture of sustainability and innovation through the resources contained in the Student Green Guide