Amplify Your Voice with GASP!

Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) is a local Pittsburgh non-profit which has been working toward better air quality for over 50 years now. Pittsburgh has a deep history with air pollution. It has long dealt with the consequences of industrial polluters and currently ranks as the city with the 8th worst air quality in the countryContinue reading “Amplify Your Voice with GASP!”

Advocacy September Updates

A vital aspect of working toward a more sustainable future is fighting for environmental justice. We feel that in order to adequately address the environmental injustices in and beyond Pittsburgh, it is important to work on a community level and support initiatives already in place. That is why this year, advocacy is looking to partnerContinue reading “Advocacy September Updates”

Beefless Schatz

In order to promote plant based diets, Sustainable Earth partnered with Chartwells, CMU’s dining service, to host a “Beefless” event. Beef requires a lot of energy to produce and is less environmentally friendly than other meat options such as chicken and fish. The event was hosted in the Schatz Dining Room, CMU’s buffet dining location.Continue reading “Beefless Schatz”

Die-In 2019

As a part of Sustainable Earth’s campus takeover week, we organized a die-in. A die-in is a form of protest where protesters will lie on the ground, “dead” in order to bring awareness to their cause. The Extinction Rebellion, a global environmental movement has been using this strategy to highlight how without drastic measures, humansContinue reading “Die-In 2019”

Environmenstrual 2019

Each year Sustainable Earth partners with F.E.M.M.E (Feminists Engaged in Multicultural Matters and Education) to participate in the week long Environmenstrual Campaign. What is Environmenstrual? Environmenstrual is a UK based campaign by the Women’s Environmental Network. Its goals are to bring awareness of the effects of period poverty, to increase the use of sustainable periodContinue reading “Environmenstrual 2019”

Letter to the President and Provost

The members of Sustainable Earth act as lobbyists by initiating conversations with university administrators in attempts to influence them to make changes to facilities and policies to improve CMU’s environmental impact and dedication to sustainable principles. In February 2019, 302 students signed a petition supporting the establishment of an Office of Sustainability at CMU asContinue reading “Letter to the President and Provost”