Earth Month continues with Climathon, Clutter for a Cause

Earth Month activities are well underway at Pitt, but there’s still plenty to come.

From noon to 4:30 p.m. April 15, you can turn trash into treasures at ReMake! An Earth Month Celebration at the Center for Creativity Workshop on the ground floor of the University Store on Fifth. Drop by for demonstrations on giving new creative life to old corks, bottle caps, scraps of fabric, and other odds and ends that might otherwise end up in a landfill and then try your hand at re-making art.

Other activities include:

Climathon: 10 a.m.-noon, April 16. A virtual competition for students to propose solutions to the question: How can we increase the uptake of energy incentives offered by utilities or municipalities? Register now.

Rock Paper Scissors: An Earth Month Celebration: Noon-5 p.m. April 19, Text & conText Lab, Hillman Library. Did you know that in the Text & conText Lab, we recycle our scraps into beautiful handmade papers? Or that you can use discarded materials like cardboard to bind books, or turn old text pages into new art? Drop by for demonstrations of these processes and get your hands dirty. See the full schedule on the Center for Creativity website.

Renewable Natural Gas Webinar: Noon-2 p.m. April 20, virtual. Moderated panel on renewable natural gas from industry and academia perspectives, co-hosted by Pitt Center for Sustainable Business and Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute for Energy. Register here.

Climate Change and Legal Rights: Noon April 20, virtual. This series of webinars are focused on Micronesian-centric strategies for Sustainability and resilience. Register here.

Sustainability Foundations: Balancing the Three Es: 1-3 p.m. April 20, virtual. Register for this professional development course to learn about Pitt’s sustainability commitments and how you can help. Register here and see other Faculty and Staff Development programs focused on sustainability.

15th annual Student Sustainability Symposium: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22, O’Hara Student Center. The symposium will feature projects from two Pitt Sustainability courses.

Plant 2 Plate Spring Festival: Noon-4 p.m. April 23, 246 Oakland Ave. Join the Plant2Plate student garden for a spring festival with live music, food, activities and more! This will be the last event at the Oakland Avenue garden space before Plant2Plate transitions to other locations on campus.

Sustainable Consumption: Exploring and Addressing Health Food Access: 2-3 p.m. April 25-May 9, virtual. In this four-part blended series explores food from farm to table to waste stream with the overarching considerations of environmental sustainability, economic viability, and social justice. Find more information here.

Clutter for a Cause: April 27-30. Students who are moving out at the end of the semester can donate textiles, kitchen items, books and more at several locations around campus. Find more information here.  

Sustainability: Environment, Ecosystems, and You: 10 a.m.-noon, April 28, virtual. Register for this professional development class to learn about Pitt’s commitment to carbon neutrality, renewable energy, alternative transportation, pollinators, and protecting our local ecosystems. Register here and see other Faculty and Staff Development programs focused on sustainability.