Carbon Newts Pittsburgh
350 Pittsburgh Carbon Newts is a new project to support carbon neutrality (CN) within the nine universities in southwest PA by working with each university’s students and administration. We particularly want to elevate student voices. At Chatham University, we’re conducting a pilot to establish a 350 Pittsburgh presence on campus. We aim to support student projects, education and advocacy. If the pilot works, we’ll expand to more campuses.
We’re also learning how we can best assist each university with its CN objectives. This is not a “one size fits all” exercise. Some universities are far along in their pursuit of CN, while others have yet to create their first formal plan. We want to listen carefully to what’s needed and then bring to bear the expertise and energy of the 350 Pittsburgh membership.