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!

Orientation 2014: Adventure Begins!

August 17-23, 2013, Various Locations on the Carnegie Mellon Campus

Campus Sampler: Environment @ CMU

Tuesday, August 19, 2:30 - 3:15 p.m., Alumni Lounge, CUC

Join us to for an interactive conversation with student leaders about sustainability on our campus.  Learn more about community opportunities that blend research, education and practices that will enhance your CMU undergraduate experience.

Dinner: An Adventure in a Sustainable World

Tuesday, August 19, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Wiegand Gymnasium, CUC
This Zero-Waste dinner showcases campus composting and recycling efforts.  Join us in our adventure to make this event a success by taking only as much food as you will eat and composting upon completing your meal.

Community Garden Work Day with the Western PA Conservancy, Grow Pittsburgh and the CMU Community Gardeners

Friday, August 22, 10a.m.-3p.m., Winthrop Street Community Garden
Come work in the garden, help us install a mosaic path and learn more about CMU's community garden initiatives.  Come for the whole day or a just a few hours.  Snacks will be provided!  For more information email Erika

CMU Sustainability House Meet & Greet

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3-4 p.m., Margaret Morrison Apartments 131/132
The CMU Sustainability House is an experiential learning experience dedicated to sustainability and environmentally conscious living in the campus community.  This initiative works in collaboration with student organizations and campus and community environmental resources in order to enhance peer-to-peer learning about sustainability. Visit our website at

Eco-Fabulous Open House

Saturday, August 23, 3 - 5 p.m., The Electric Garage (4621Forbes Avenue near corner of Craig Street)
Sustainable Earth, CMU Community Gardeners, SEER and Green Practices will host an open house for students interested in getting involved with environmental awareness and leadership. Check out to learn more about our university vision for making CMU an even more sustainable university.

The Craig Street Crawl

August 23, 3-5 p.m., Craig Street, between Forbes Avenue and Winthrop Street

Explore restaurants, shops, live music and dancing at this inaugural block party on Craig Street.Balloon artists, henna tattoos, free giveaways, and of course, food await you just
at the edge ofCarnegie Mellon's campus. Come see all the cultural and recreational opportunities the area has to offer.

People's Climate March

September 21, 2014, New York City

Carnegie Mellon students along with Pittsburghers from all walks of life will be attending the People's Climate March in New York City. For more information about local involvement in the March, visit the Thomas Merton Center website.

The Steinbrenner Institute 10th Anniversary Forum: A Deliberative Discussion on Climate Change in the Pittsburgh Region

October 14, 2014
Join the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research as we celebrate our 10th anniversary with a Deliberative Discussion on climate change, adaptation and resiliency in the Pittsburgh region.  The event will feature local experts and informed discussion on the topic of climate change.  Contact Erika for more deatils or for information about participating in the event

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.

Farmers Markets on Campus every Tuesday

Purchase local food, taste free samples, try featured local items on CulinArt's own menu items and take home
some recipe cards. Mark your calendar for the upcoming farmers markets.
  • September 2, 9, 16, and 30 at Worlds of Flavor from 11a.m. until 2p.m.
  • September 23, Autumn Harvest Day Farmers Market inthe Merson Courtyard, 11a.m until 2p.m.