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DU Sustainability MBA Students to Plant Trees, Offsetting Carbon Cost of Travel

Students in the MBA Sustainability program at Duquesne University will be planting 400 trees to help offset the carbon emissions from their international travels to Germany, Brazil and Iceland.

The opportunity, arranged by MBA Sustainability graduate student Peter Greninger of Robinson Township in cooperation with Tree Pittsburgh and FedEx, also will give students the chance to learn about local conservation efforts.

When: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 13

Where: South Side Riverfront Trail, Fourth Street trail access (essentially across the Monongahela River from Duquesne)

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.