The Sustainability Initiative's Steering Committee and Advisory Council will lead the following charges:
- Grow awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the university
- Elevate the university's engagement with the SDGs
- Oversee a process of community engagement known as a "Voluntary University Review"
- Develop processes to identify and present high-priority opportunities for the university to consider
- Advise on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges regarding CMU's engagement with the SDGs
- Communicate to the university and the world about our SDG progress and commitments
Carnegie Mellon is building upon two decades of an engaged effort in support of the broader definition of sustainability afforded by the SDGs. Our university’s focus includes education, research, and practice in building environmentally sustainable, peaceful, just and inclusive communities.
CMU has maintained existing institutional commitments in the sustainability realm.
As announced to the campus community by Provost Garrett, the following six commitments will help our university advance towards globally-focused SDGs over the next 10 years.
We commit to educate CMU students around the world about the SDGs, recognizing that this framework applies to all of us and represents a special opportunity to create a more peaceful, prosperous, planet with just and inclusive societies.
We commit to help solve pressing problems brought to light by the SDG framework, by acting boldly, taking risks, and applying creativity.
We commit to do this work collaboratively, an approach deeply embedded in our university culture.
We commit that through education, research, partnerships and operational activities, we will demonstrate advancement of the SDGs at CMU.
We commit to create a Voluntary University Review of work being done at CMU and will report these findings in New York as the UN General Assembly meets next year.
University Professor and Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
University Engineer and Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management and Campus Services
Jay Aronson, Department of History, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nina Baird, School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts
Sven Burke, Graduate Student Assembly
Don Coffelt, Facilities Management and Campus Services
Neil Donahue, Steinbrenner Institute, Mellon College of Science, College of Engineering
Matthew Fochs, Graduate Student Assembly
Rayid Ghani, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science and Heinz College
Georgia Giatras, Office of the Provost
Kristin Hughes, School of Design, College of Fine Arts
Barbara Kviz, Staff Council
Vivian Loftness, School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts
Brian Lee, Sustainable Earth Student Group
Julia Lui, President's Cabinet, Student Government
Nick Muller, Tepper School of Business, College of Engineering
Dan Nagin, Heinz College
Ansh Nasta, Graduate Student Assembly
Liam O’Connell, Undergraduate Student Senate
Corina Paraschiv, Heinz College graduate student, CMU UN Association
Elizabeth “Lib” Rosemeyer, Office of Title IX Initiatives
Peter Scupelli, School of Design, College of Fine Arts
Janel Sutkus, Institutional Research and Analysis
Anna Siefken, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation,
Keith Webster, University Libraries