Events-Environment at CMU - Carnegie Mellon University

Upcoming Environmental Events

There are lots of sustainability focused events coming up over the next few months both on and off campus.  Check back for updates often!

Apple Fest

October 7, 2014, 11:00am - 6:00 pm, Merson Courtyard, Cohon University Center

Join members of the university community for fresh air, fresh food and outdoor fun! Festivities include: a pick-your-own pumpkin cart; a Farmer's Market featuring seasonal apples, apple cider, and garden fresh produce; chef tastings and demonstrations; live music; and much more! The festival is brought to you by CMU campus partners: Healthy Campus; the CMU community garden; CulinArt; Dining Services; Environmental Health and Safety; Environment@CMU; and the Peer Health Advocates.

Sustainability Pioneers: Short Documentaries on Energy Transition

October 7, 7:00pm Mellon Institute Auditorium (enter on S. Bellefield)

Sustainability Pioneers is a Southwestern Pennsylvania-based series of short documentaries visualizing a bridge from our fossil fuel-based economy to an economy based on renewable energy and sustainable living. The series is produced by Kirsi Jansa, a documentary filmmaker and journalist and the producer of "Gas Rush Stories," short documentaries on shale gas exploration. The film will be followed by a presentation from Rachel Carson scholar and energy consultant Patricia DeMarco, titled "Bridging to a Fossil Free Future."

Building a More Resilient Pittsburgh: Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities

October 14, 2014, 6:00-8:30pm, Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Join the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with a community forum on climate change in the Pittsburgh region.  The event will feature local experts and informed discussion on the topic of climate change.  Contact Erika for more details or for information about participating in the even

Know Your GMOs

October 18, 6:30-9:00pm, Connan Room, Cohon University Center Canegie Mellon University

Learn about local food producers going GMO-free in Pittsburgh.  Speakers include Trevett Hooper, owner and chef of Legume and the Butterjoint, Bryan Petrak, Reserach and Development Director of NuGo Nutrition, Denise Caruso, Senior Reseracher, Engineering and Public Policy at CMU, and Justin Pizzella, General Manager of the East End Food Co-Op.

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Annual Conference and Expo

October 26-29, 2014, Portland, Oregon

The AASHE annual conference is one of the largest stages in North America for higher education sustainability thought leadership. Attendees from around the world share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education.  Carnegie Mellon will be well represented at this year's conference with student, staff and faculty presenters.

Energy for the Power of 32: 32 Counties, 4 States, 1 Energy Future

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:30am - 3:15pm, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh

Establishing a baseline and catalyzing a regional energy plan and strategy