University Sustainability Committee

The University Sustainability Committee includes representation from Pitt students, faculty, and staff. The Committee is dedicated to promoting a culture of sustainability across the Pitt campus and into the surrounding community by serving as a stimulus, a resource, and an advocate for environmental, social, and economic responsibility.


    The Committee's work supports Pitt's five strategic goals by:

    • Advancing Educational Excellence by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to lead impactful lives by integrating the principles of sustainability into formal and informal educational programs
    • Engaging in Research of Impact by providing opportunities for collaborative and meaningful sustainability research
    • Strengthening Communities by considering and embracing the University's impact on the sustainability of our surrounding communities, the region, and the world
    • Building Foundational Strength by providing sustainable facilities, strengthening administrative and operational efficiencies, and enhancing partnerships locally, nationally, and globally
    • Embracing Diversity and Inclusion by encouraging the use of social and economic sustainability as a lens through which University initiatives and alternatives are considered

    Committee Leadership

    The Facilities Management Division leads the overall management, reporting, promotion, and success of the University Sustainability Committee program. Program Leads have been appointed for each representative area and are responsible for developing, implementing, and documenting sustainability initiatives within their area of responsibility.

    PrograM senior manager

    • Laura Zullo, Facilities Management

    PrograM Leads

    • Student Affairs
    • Student Representation (SGB, GPSG, CGS, Member at Large)
    • Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
    • Faculty Representation
    • Facilities Management
    • Housing
    • Dining Services
    • Health Sciences
    • Parking, Transportation and Services
    • Surplus Property
    • Purchasing Services
    • Computing Services and Systems Development
    • Athletics
    • Environmental Health and Safety
    • University Marketing and Communications
    • Community and Governmental Relations
    • Regional Campus Representation