Description: The community garden in Turtle Creek has recently lost outside funding and is in desperate need of a new irrigation system. The farm provides food to local food pantries and elderly citizens. Students may be interested in designing of a new irrigation system and leading volunteer group to instal a new system.
Contact Information/References: Connie Tinsley (Staff at the community farm): 412 443 4837 firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-Campus Recycling Registration
Description: A registration campaign (similar to voter registration) that allows students who don’t know much about recycling in Pittsburgh to be able to quickly apply by inputting/writing information on a form.
Helpful links: http://prc.org/pittsburghbins/
Contact Information/References: Student Government Board
Adopt a block Competition (South Oakland)
Description: Different student clubs/organizations “adopt” a block of South O as a cleanup project. This will mostly focus on cleaning up trash from the sidewalks and roads. Several times a semester competitions will be hosted and a prize will be rewarded to the team with the cleanest block.
Contact Information/References: Unsure. We will need to find someone/a group to act as the judges for the competition. Green Fund could possibly cover prize and provide cleanup materials if needed.
Find us in the student office of sustainability (WPU room 510)
PLease be in touch!
The mission of the University of Pittsburgh Green Fund is to finance and support student-initiated projects and programs that make Pitt’s operations more environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and energy efficient.
As always, the Green Fund Board welcomes suggestions and appreciates your input. After all, this is truly YOUR fund, so please contact us to send us your project idea or comments, and somebody will be in touch soon to follow up.