Sustainability Week Schedule


Pitt Sustainability Week

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

Saturday, April 14th

1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bigelow Boulevard, between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union

Bigelow Bash

pitt student council

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.

Saturday, April 14th

10:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Benedum Hall 102

Unwind & Upcycle

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.

Sunday, April 15th

9:00 a.m.
Pitt Campus and Oakland Community

Sustainability Service Day

sgb logoSponsored by: PittServes Join us for a morning of on campus and Oakland based community service sustainability projects.

Monday, April 16th

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WPU Lawn

Clutter for a Cause Kick-Off

sgb logoSponsored 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

Monday, April 16th

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Bike Cave, located under Posvar Bridge

Bike Collective Workshop Bike Ropes Course

Learn bike techniques to navigate the road and gain confidence to bike anywhere. See the Pitt Bicycle Collective page for more details

Monday, April 16th

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
WPU Assembly Room

Free The Planet Workshop: Composting 101

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

Tuesday, April 17th

Diversity Training, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. WPU Assembly Room

Diversity Training and Keynote Address

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.

Wednesday, April 18th

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WPU Lower Lounge

Thriftsburgh workshop Spring Sew Sessions

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 more details

Thursday, April 19th

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WPU Driveway

Farmers Market at Pitt

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.

Thursday, April 19th

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WPU Assembly Room

Aquaponics Project workshop Aquaponics Demo

Learn how to make a simple aquaponics system.

Friday, April 20th

9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge

Sustainability Capstone Presentations

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!

Friday, April 20th

Sustainability Symposium, 1:30 p.m., WPU Assembly Room Keynote Address, 4:00 p.m., WPU Assembly Room

Student Sustainability Symposium and Keynote Address

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.

Mascaro Center

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
University of Pittsburgh
Swanson School of Engineering
153 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

mcsi@pitt.edu

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