The Greening of Early Undergraduate Education at Carnegie Mellon University

In 2003 we received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund this project and every Semester we fund various courses enrolling approximately 500 students per year. The overarching educational objectives of the Greening project and is to make education ecological in the broadest sense-- by inviting students towards knowledge of the self, of the environment, of the underlying principles, and the processes of learning and doing and understanding. This is to happen in the context of the different subject areas they are being taught early in the curriculum, so that this ecological knowledge is integrated into their thinking as they progress through their specialized learning in the subject areas.