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The Sustainable Development Goals in Practice

By elevating and strengthening the many ways our practice activities contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CMU can lead by example. To do so, we have identified three areas of practice activities, namely policies undertaken by the university administration, activities conducted by CMU community members beyond courses or research, and student organizations.


Pictured: poWer, an all-woman euphonium quartet providing quality entertainment for everyone, while also promoting representation for marginalized groups in music. poWer's efforts are critical to achieving Global Goals on gender equality, reduced inequalities and sustainable communities.

University-Led Practice Activities

This Tableau includes university-led practice activities. Each activity was manually tagged by the Sustainability Initiative team with up to three SDGs and linked to the source website so that anyone interested in how CMU is addressing an SDG can easily access the relevant information. Is there an activity missing? Do you think a practice is related to different SDGs? Let us know by contacting

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