Carnegie Mellon University

Sustainability Across CMU

Carnegie Mellon’s overarching sustainability efforts are addressed by the Environment, Health, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs and offices. Visit SLICE to learn more about student groups on campus. To engage with staff efforts, join the Staff Council Committees on Sustainability and DEI + B. To learn more about faculty sustainability efforts, visit the research dashboard.

Guides for Universities to Engage with the SDGs

This series of guides is intended for U.S. universities interested in engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals. These guides were produced by Alex Hiniker, CMU’s Director of Sustainability Initiatives, with support provided by the UN Foundation as part of American Leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals. 


Access resources developed by CMU Libraries on mapping research to the Sustainable Development Goals.


This publication by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) guides readers on how to use education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This publication by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network aims to help universities, colleges, and tertiary and higher education institutions implement and mainstream “Education for the Sustainable Development Goals ” within their institutions.

Open-source Data Analysis Tools

CMU created a set of open-source data analysis tools related to the Sustainable Development Goals. This R package offers publicly available SDG keyword datasets, the official United Nations SDG color scheme and SDG descriptions, and several functions related to the mapping of text to particular sets of keywords. We encourage you to use these tools for your own education and research endeavors. We also welcome your suggestions for refinement.