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Carnegie Mellon launches EcoCampus initiative to empower students

By District Energy posted 04-05-2023 14:55




Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has launched an initiative to implement United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the campus. The EcoCampus initiative, led by the Foundation for Environmental Education, is a structured plan to improve sustainability for the entire community.

Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, is a strong supporter of a more sustainable campus: “Our students are at the start of their career journeys. This EcoCampus initiative is an opportunity for them to develop the leadership skills to make sustainable changes now, and then take these tools to inspire change in the world.”

Carnegie Mellon University has prioritized sustainability by creating a global campus initiative to strengthen CMU’s commitment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Alexandra Hiniker, director of the sustainability initiative at the Pittsburgh campus, visited CMU-Q to learn more about the EcoCampus Initiative.

“Our goal is to work together as a community so the place we study and work is more sustainable,” said Jennifer Bruder, associate teaching professor in psychology and a co-chair of the EcoCampus initiative. Elissar El-Akra Hajjar, CMU-Q’s director of facilities, also serves as co-chair.

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