Pitt wins Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge for fourth year

Pitt is four for four in winning the university division in the Pittsburgh Sustainability Challenge

The University has won its division each of the four times it has entered. This year, Carnegie Mellon University was the other finalist in the category. Pitt scored 1,086 points to CMU’s 444. For the results, go here.

In its pitch for the award, Pitt sited the creation last year of a campus-wide sustainability plan and the new Office of Sustainability, led by Aurora Sharrard.

More than 100 organizations participated in the 13-month challenge, sponsored by Sustainable Pittsburgh.

Pitt will hand out its own sustainability awards on April 19, during the Spring Sustainability Symposium at William Pitt Union.

In its fifth year, the Pitt Sustainability Awards recognize faculty, staff, students and groups who are making an extraordinary impact on campus sustainability.

Nominations closed at the end of February. Find a list of last year’s winners here.