Educational initiatives can inspire faculty to think anew, share ideas and communicate with others about content and pedagogies that can enrich their teaching. They can also build a community of faculty and could lead to a scholarship of teaching and learning.
While there are numerous courses on environmental topics taught routinely, we believe that frequent exposure to environmental and sustainability in the context of different subject areas and embedded in courses as examples and cases convey to the students an imperative to consider environmental aspects in all they do.
Environmental Education Modules developed by the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon, as well as, two university-wide curricular initiatives on the environment, the Environment Across the Curriculum Initiative and the Greening of Early Undergraduate Education and several of their products and results are featured here. They enrich our students’ education and continue to reach more than 1,000 students every year.