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About the Green Practices Committee

The Green Practices Committee (GPC) is a group of faculty, staff, and students that gathers to discuss and identify opportunities for campus environmental sustainability as well as share challenges and best practices amongst colleagues.

The GPC, originally called the Environmental Practices Committee, was charged in April 1999 by the CMU President to develop a plan for expanded environmental practices on campus. The group identified areas of opportunity through study of the current state of environmental practices on campus, initiatives at other college campuses, and discussions with various Carnegie Mellon groups. Sustainability is now integrated into many campus practices, but there are still opportunities to develop university practices that improve environmental quality, decrease waste, and conserve natural resources and energy, thereby establishing Carnegie Mellon as a practical model for other universities and organizations. 

The GPC is open to anyone in the CMU community who is interested in campus environmental sustainability efforts. Contact with questions.