Carnegie Mellon University

Environmental Education

Carnegie Mellon continues to build upon its tradition as a leader and innovator in environmental education. As a community of scholars and researchers committed to understanding and addressing some of the pressing and complex environmental problems, we continually strive to find new ways to teach, study, treat, prevent, remediate and advocate in our classrooms, laboratories, campuses and communities. We take seriously the call for each of our students to emerge from Carnegie Mellon as global citizens, aware of the transnational nature of our world and the real consequences of individual actions. Environmental study is not confined to a single discipline nor a set of traditional curricula. It is embedded in courses from art and architecture to history and English to business and mechanical engineering. It is a part of our daily campus life and the ethos of our culture.
Whether or not a student majors in an explicitly environmental field, we challenge them to engage their intellect and examine the role of the environment on their area of study, on other disciplines and on the living beings with whom they share this planet. We hope that knowledge and awareness will spur a curiosity that leads to involvement and that each member of our community will be inspired to action and equipped to contribute to a sustainable future.