Environment at CMU
Advanced by the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research
Environmental innovation is an integral part of Carnegie Mellon's culture, curriculum and practice. In demonstration of this commitment, Carnegie Mellon formed the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research in 2004 to coordinate and advance the efforts at the intersection of research, education and practice.
As a frontrunner, the University's Green Practices Committee has been in place since 1999 and is comprised of administrators, staff, faculty members, and students having the common goal to "develop university practices that improve environmental quality."
Sustainability has been integrated into the curriculum in all seven colleges of the University. The Greening of Early Undergraduate Education project (funded by the Luce Foundation) was a university-wide effort in environmental education resulting in an innovative module that introduced concepts central to environmental literacy and allowed environmental materials to be integrated permanently to the content of courses ranging from Writing and History to Art and Design to Architecture and Engineering.Through research, education and practice, Carnegie Mellon intends to provide the leadership that allows for the transition to an environmentally sustainable society. A big charge, but our history demonstrates our commitment.