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Accolades & Honors

Pitt-Johnstown is now a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been recognized for their efforts towards environmental stewardship and has been recertified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Pitt-Johnstown earned the certification in 2019 and is the first college campus to be certified in Pennsylvania.

Audubon International bestows certification to organizations that demonstrate leadership and commitment in areas such as environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, water quality and conservation, resource management, and outreach and education. Recertification is required every three years to maintain the designation.

Nestled in the Laurel Highlands, the Johnstown campus also boasts two LEED certified buildings — the John P. Murtha Center and the Nursing and Health Sciences Building — as well as pollinator gardens and native plant species across campus.