Environmental wellness not only encourages us to interact with our natural surroundings and neighbors, but it also encourages us to continuously promote sustainability so that the surroundings that help us will continue to grow and stay around for a long time. Personal development is often affected by your natural surroundings, so by being open to welcoming sustainable innovation and practices for the entire campus, you are also learning how to take better care of yourself. The Farms to Pitt program and Pitt's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation are only a few of the many ways Pitt encourages environmental wellness for our faculty, staff, and students.
Environmental Wellness Resources
Farms to Pitt: Want access to fresh produce and other food at work? The Farms to Pitt program works with a local farms to bring a weekly or biweekly deliveries to various locations on campus. Local fruits and veggies, grass-fed beef, organic dairy and coffee, and more help you support Pittsburgh-based farms while eating healthy. Food that you order is delivered straight to your building at Pitt or you can visit farmer's markets right on campus. Farmers market dates for this spring are also available; come enjoy the weather, support local farmers, and stock up on healthy foods!
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation: The Mascaro Center, in connection with the Swanson School of Engineering, promotes sustainable concepts and practices right on campus. Faculty, staff, and students can get involved with their initiatives by helping underserved communities develop sustainable, affordable solutions for everyday life. Service projects, community education, and research opportunities are available on their website.
Facilities Management: Facilities Management is responsible for maintaining, preserving, and enhancing the University’s physical assets, including construction, architecture, ground maintenance, and more. Facilities Management provides environmental services to the Pittsburgh campus, as well as to Pitt's four regional campuses. Interested in joining their team? New positions for Facilities Management are always added to PittSource.
Sustainable Pitt: The University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to bringing sustainable initiatives, practices, and education to individuals and departments across the University, as well as throughout the city of Pittsburgh. Faculty, staff, and students can join activist groups, discover volunteer opportunities, attend campus events, create solutions within their community, and more with the help of the Office of Sustainability and sustainability initiatives and resources.
Environmental wellness is more than taking in all that nature has to offer; it's also about giving back to the community. Pitt understands the value of helping our neighbors, which is why there are always volunteering and advocate opportunities available for faculty, staff, and students to sign up for. Programs such as Pitt Cares and PittServes allow you to get involved on campus and at our regional campuses, as well as around your local area. Work towards your journey to environmental wellness by getting involved in civic engagement initiatives with Pitt through the Office of Community and Governmental Relations.