Overview

 

In accordance with the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to sustainability, Purchasing Services is proudly hosting the Buy it Green University of Pittsburgh Supplier Showcase.

Please join us on April 7, 2011 from 10am – 2pm for a Supplier Showcase in celebration of green innovations and sustainability.   Green-friendly (no-waste) foods and beverages will be served throughout the day.  Sustainability-themed giveaways will be abundant.  Buyit Green! 

The event will be held centrally on campus at the William Pitt Union.

Over twenty University of Pittsburgh contracted suppliers and departments will showcase their green themes, products and innovations. The focus this year is on the green economy, and the long-term financial benefits of being green and buying green.

Duquesne Light West Penn Power will also be in attendance giving away tips and products to help make your home or office more energy and cost efficient.  Saving energy will save you money.

 

Schedule:

Thursday, April 7, 2011


10:00 am – 2:00 pm Supplier Exhibits

Assembly Room, William Pitt Union

Ballroom, William Pitt Union

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Duquesne Light - Watt Choices Ballroom, William Pitt Union
10:00 am - 2:00 pm West Penn Power (formerly Allegheny Power) - Watt Watchers Ballroom, William Pitt Union
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Presentation by Maxine Santoro, Ph.D. of Perkin Elmer (RSVP encouraged) Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote Presentation by Yalmaz Siddiqui (Registration is required) Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union

 

FAQ

Who should attend?
This is a free event open to anyone with an interest in learning more about sustainability, cost savinggs, and purchasing options.  Whether for work or for home, there are many opportunities to choose products designed to conserve energy save expenses. 

Why should you attend?

Connect with a University of Pittsburgh contracted supplier.

Consult with a University of Pittsburgh contracted supplier about a product you need.

Hear what University of Pittsburgh contracted suppliers have to say about their green innovations. 

Attend interesting presentations by renowned speakers and benefit from their insights.

Join others in a festive atomosphere while celebrating sustainability and green technologies.

Where is the event taking place?

The location of the event will be the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

What about transportation?

Please consider using Port Authority for your transportation needs to and from the event.  Below is a list of all of the buses that travel to Oakland.  For specific information regarding your trip please use the Port Authority’s trip planner: http://www.portauthority.org/PAAC/Home/tabid/171/Default.aspx

 

What about parking?

Parking options and maps are available at http://www.pts.pitt.edu/parking/visitor.html

Need hotel accommodations?

The Holiday Inn Pittsburgh – University Center is located within walking distance of the William Pitt Union.