Sustainable Landscapes

Program: Healthy U, Sustainability Professional Certificate Program
Presenter: Samantha Chan, Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Megan Lange, Outreach Coordinator & Data Analyst
Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, & Outreach
Workshop Type: In-person
Date: 6/5/2024
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location Name: 342 Craig Hall
Location Address: 200 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

Have you heard that Pitt’s Pittsburgh campus is a designated Tree Campus and Bee Campus? In this class you will learn about how Pitt is caring for our beautiful campus using sustainable practices, and Pitt’s efforts to protect native pollinators, increase tree canopy, and reduce stormwater runoff. You will also begin to understand how nature helps promote our wellbeing both physically and mentally. Participants will get to explore some gardens on campus and learn how to help keep our waterways healthy.

(New!) The Power of Plants

Program: Healthy U
Presenter: Alyssa Powers
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 6/12/2024
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

Explore the health benefits of eating a more plant-based diet. We’ll discuss practical tips for adopting a plant-based diet and how these changes can help you live a longer, healthier life.

(New!) Uncover the World of Cyanotype

Program: Healthy U
Presenter: Ariel Skovera
Center for Creativity
Workshop Type: In-person
Date: 5/22/2024
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location Name: 3rd Floor Hillman Library at University of Pittsburgh
Location Address: 3960 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

Uncover the world of cyanotype, an alternative photographic print method known for its rich blue tones. See how this camera-less process captures beautiful photograms using just UV light (perfect for summer!), some simple chemicals, and objects placed on paper. Experiment with botanical elements and photographic negatives and combine text and image to make your own striking prints.

Well-Being Topics via LinkedIn Learning

The following LinkedIn courses can be accessed at no charge and at your convenience through your Pitt LinkedIn Learning account:, enter your Pitt username and password, then search for the following course titles.

  • How to Set Boundaries and Protect Your Time
  • Building Better Digital Habits for Focus and Well-being
  • Building Optimism for Performance and Well-being