About Us


The University of Pittsburgh defines “sustainability” as balancing equity, environment, & economics so current and future generations can thrive.  Keeping this in focus, Pitt is actively involved in sustainability initiatives and practices across disciplines, domains, and scales.  From business operations to research collaborations to fostering vibrant student groups and activism to master planning, Pitt is earning a strong reputation for its culture of sustainability across the nation. Join us and follow along as we continually challenge the status quo to create sustainable solutions, actions, strategies, and opportunities for students, faculty, staff, our campuses, and Western Pennsylvania.  Every person and decision matters; we welcome your help!


Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation

Sustainability is a core value at the University of Pittsburgh.

Our mission is to catalyze sustainability research and education.

Through the development and integration of curriculum, groundbreaking research, community outreach and innovation, the Center engages students, faculty and staff as well as our community to explore and experience sustainability in practice and performance.

If you would like to make a gift to support the research, education and outreach programs housed within the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, please contact Gena Kovalcik at 412-624-9698 /

gmk9@pitt.edu or go to www.giveto.pitt.edu.



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



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