Carnegie Mellon University

The Sustainability Initiative at CMU

Toward a more sustainable future—for everyone.


As a university, we’re collectively advancing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, which each contribute to making the world a better place.

Not just for how we live today, but for generations to come. 

We’re amplifying efforts across three key areas:

Join us as we create solutions, drive strategies and integrate efforts across our campus. 
Because progress takes all of us.

Campus leaders for change. 

Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee and Advisory Council

A model of commitment.

CMU is home of the world’s first Voluntary University Review

Looking out for the environment.

A culture that embraces green practices

Deeply invested in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

CMU’s efforts to sustain a community that embraces these core values

In pursuit of healthy, fulfilling lives.

Resources for community health and well-being

Toward progress, together.

Our commitments and charges

Take Part

Visit the new Sustainability Studio

Located in the Hunt Library, visit the Sustainability Studio to connect, discuss and collaborate across disciplines to help achieve the Global Goals.

Provide feedback on Global Goals course mapping

Review the fall 2022 course mapping to see how your courses contribute to the Global Goals and share your feedback.

Add the Global Goals to your Elements profile

Elements empowers CMU scholars to showcase their academic achievements and activities, including mapping research to the Global Goals.

Share ideas for how to make CMU more sustainable

We can always do more across our community. 
Have an idea?

Take a look at how your unit is directly contributing to the goals

See the Global Goals in action—and reach out if something is missing! Because progress happens together.

Be a part of the solution. 

Connect with the Staff Council Sustainability Committee to learn about what you can do to work toward a sustainable campus. 

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