Virtual sustainability conference free with a Pitt ID

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is hosting a virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education this fall from Oct. 20 to 22, and members of the Pitt community can attend for free.

The University of Pittsburgh is a host institution for the conference, which will include three days of live content and networking, plus 30 days of on-demand access (through Nov. 22).

This year’s theme is “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” which will focus on the monumental transformation from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy through a social justice lens.

The schedule is not complete yet, but Ibram X. Kendi, professor, author and anti-racism advocate, will be the keynote speaker on Oct. 21.

As a host institution, Pitt has unlimited registration passes available.

To register, click here. Use your @Pitt email address only, because the discount code is linked to the Pitt email domain.  On the Submit Payment page, enter the following discount code: PITTEDU080620. This will drop your total to $0.00 and you can complete your registration.

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Pitt has made a commitment to be carbon neutral on its Pittsburgh campus by 2037, its 250th anniversary. This summer, Pitt made the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 30 list of Green Power Purchasing Universities for the second year. The University was listed as No. 30, with 19 percent of its total electricity use coming from green power.