March Updates

  • Fundraising Team [Lead: Ian Piper]:
    • On March 22nd, fundraising had a bake sale of brigadeiros, a brazilian chocolate delicacy, with the first several purchases coming with a complimentary t-shirt bag. The next task for fundraising is an event at Wigle Whiskey on April 12th in the strip district, where there will be a $5 entry fee that grants the purchaser access to the food and music, along with the ability to enter raffles for prizes. You do not have to be 21 to attend, but if you are, there will be whiskey available for purchase!
  • Technical Team [Lead: Gillian Schriever]:
    • The Technical team has been researching how to remove chlorine and other disinfecting agents from water, thus we can generate our own dirty water to test previously made the bio-sand filters.
  • Public Health Team [Lead: Samantha Schloder]:
    • The public health team is creating goals on educating and engaging the community while visiting Tapagem. We are also continuing to edit the chlorine drip and bio-sand filter manuals to check for the cultural competency of the material.
  • Local Projects Team [Lead: Katrina Weinmann]:
    • The local projects team is starting a project with Pittsburgh Community Gardens designing and constructing trellises for gourds. The goal is to implement our designs and construct the trellises by the end of April. We are also working on starting a project in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Professional Chapter of EWB and the South Hills Men’s Group. This project will continue for the rest of the semester and into next year.

January Updates


  • Fundraising Team [Lead: Ian Piper]:
    • Fundraising is hosting a bake sale in the Benedum lobby next to the orange desk on Monday, February 13th, a shot pitcher night on Monday, February 17th, and planning a Chipotle fundraiser for late March. We are mainly focusing on a coffeehouse-like night at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District that will take place on April 12th. There will be music, food, and raffles!
  • Technical Team [Lead: Gillian Schriever]:
    • The Biosand Filter team’s main goal this semester is learning how to build the biosand filter wood mold more efficiently and improve the construction manual. We are currently reconstructing the previously-built wood mold to understand which steps in the manual are critical for the wood pieces to properly fit. We are also beginning to design a tool to make accurate angled wood cuts.
  • Public Health Team [Lead: Samantha Schloder]:
    • The Public Health team this semester will be working towards creating a plan to educate the community in Tapagem about the filtrations devices. It is necessary for us to plan a way to work with the community so that their input matters and decisions are openly discussed rather than imposed.
  • Local Projects Team [Lead: Katrina Weinmann]:
    • The Local Projects team is working on starting a new project in the local Pittsburgh community. We are hoping to work with the Pittsburgh Professional Chapter of EWB on a local project. We are also organizing various volunteering opportunities throughout the semester, such as working with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at Free Rides helping repair bikes, and more.



November Updates: Approaching the End of the Fall Term

As the fall term comes to a close, the frequency of EWB events will be declining, with not much going on over the next month or so.  We’ll pick up again in 2016 with a new semester, as well as a new executive board, elected at this week’s general body meeting!  See the About- Executive Board page for the updated list of board members.

Attached is the November newsletter.  See below.

November Newsletter

October Updates

We’ve had a couple things going on this past month, so here are a few highlights.

First off, congratulations to the winners of the campus pumpkin carving, the Batista kids, Viggo and Zali!  Nice pumpkins, guys!


The pumpkin carving took place the weekend before Thanksgiving on the Frick Fine Arts Center lawn.  We had a nice turnout of some students and a few families.  The proceeds went toward EWB’s projects and the the winners are receiving a gift card.

Second, here’s a link to our October newsletter: October Newsletter

It’s a little late, but there is a lot more info about the past month, so be sure to take a look.  Otherwise, we’ll be updating you again in a few weeks with the November info.

Pitt EWB Winter Bonanza

First off, thanks to everyone who came to the event!  It was a great time!

We listened to some live music from 2 bands, Rchrd Prkr (pictured left) and Radio Row (pictured right), who both were awesome!  It was great getting to listen to them and interact in a very close setting, while spending some time with our friends as well.


See below for more pictures, and be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming events! (it’s really easy to keep up by liking us on Facebook Pitt EWB and following us on twitter @pitt_ewb!)

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