The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to host a wide assortment of activities to celebrate Sustainability Week. Check out the full schedule below. We hope you will join us. April 14 – 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bigelow Boulevard, between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union
Sponsored by: Pitt Program Council The Pitt Program Council’s annual Bigelow Bash is going to be Green Certified! Bigelow Bash is one of the biggest events of the spring semester, with local food trucks and live entertainment.
10:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Benedum Hall 102
Sponsored by Engineers for a Sustainable World Come for a fun, FREE evening to de-stress for the upcoming finals week. Event is B.Y.O.P (Bring Your Own Planter)- we will provide the succulents! Planters can include old coffee cups,
soda pop cans, mason jars, soup cans, or any old containers, get creative! The event will be catered by FeelGood grilled cheese, and we will be watching Wall-E and having a talk on sustainability. Hope to see you all there! Sponsored by
a Late Night Mini-Grant.
9:00 a.m. Pitt Campus and Oakland Community
Sponsored by: PittServes Join us for a morning of on campus and Oakland based community service sustainability projects.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. WPU Lawn
Sponsored by: PittServes and SGB Jump start your spring cleaning and move out before finals week! Join us for snacks, music, and information about how to donate your unwanted items to community partners and local food banks during spring move out See the Clutter for a
Cause Kickoff / CFAC page for more details
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Bike Cave, located under Posvar Bridge
Learn bike techniques to navigate the road and gain confidence to bike anywhere. See the Pitt Bicycle Collective page for more details
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. WPU Assembly Room
Learn how to compost on campus! This workshop will include tips on composting in apartments and dorms. See the Free the Planet page for more details
Diversity Training, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by: Student Office of Sustainability Heather Hackman, founder of the Hackman Consulting Group, and a leader in using empowerment to create equitable change within organizations will host a diversity training and keynote address
for the Pitt community.
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. WPU Lower Lounge
Hang out with Thriftsburgh and learn how to upcycle your jeans into jorts. There will be space for other sewing projects as well! See the Thriftsburgh page for
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WPU Driveway
Sponsored by: PittServes and Pitt Dining by Sodexo. Celebrate spring harvests by stopping by the first farmer’s market of the spring season! Everyone’s favorite produce and specialty vendors will be back selling fruits & vegetables,
baked goods, and other homemade items.
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. WPU Assembly Room
Learn how to make a simple aquaponics system.
9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge
Sponsored by The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Join us as we hear these interdisciplinary student teams share the results of their projects synthesizing comprehensive solutions to complex real-world sustainability challenges!
Sustainability Symposium, 1:30 p.m., WPU Assembly Room Keynote Address, 4:00 p.m., WPU Assembly Room
Join us for a final celebration of sustainability on Pitt’s campus with the eleventh annual Student Sustainability Symposium! This effort coordinated by faculty member Ward Allebach and his students will feature student presentations, tabling,
and a keynote address.
Keynote Address sponsored by: The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and The Pitt Green Fund The keynote address will be led by Melissa Lee, founder of the GREEN Program, and will address mobilization and success of student entrepreneurship.