Sustainability survey responses sought from Pitt community by April 17

A new campus-wide survey from the Pitt Sustainability Team is designed to find out the University community’s understanding and opinions about sustainability efforts on-campus.  

This triennial survey assesses the sustainability knowledge, practices, opinions and preferences of Pitt students, faculty and staff.  Portions of it were last asked campus-wide in 2017.  The results will be used by the Pitt Sustainability Team to create future offerings related to sustainability opportunities and challenges.  

Responses are needed by April 17 to the Pitt Sustainability Literacy and Culture Survey. For the most complete results, the team hopes to get responses from members of the Pitt community with varying expertise, backgrounds and perspectives.  

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Completed responses that include a Pitt email address will be entered to win one of five $50 gift cards to The University Store on Fifth.   

The survey results also will be used by the Pitt Sustainability Team during the STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System) national benchmarking effort created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.   

STARS is a tool many colleges and universities use to measure their sustainability performance against other schools, and to elevate higher education sustainability efforts. In 2018, Pitt achieved its first ever STARS designation at the Silver level.  The recertification documentation will be submitted at the end of 2020.