Sustainability at CNM

CNM's sustainability initiatives, achievements, and education.

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If you're interested in finding out more about sustainability at CNM, contact:

Phil Carman

CNM's sustainability goals are to reduce waste, water use, energy use, and carbon emissions while educating the CNM community about sustainable practices. 

About Us

As part of CNM's overarching strategic direction, the Sustainability Committee is charged with supporting and promoting college-wide integration of sustainability concepts into the curriculum and across campuses in a meaningful way.

The committee’s ongoing objectives are to:

  1. Provide student learning opportunities via sustainability experiential learning projects.
  2. Increase student engagement in sustainability issues. 
  3. Formalize student learning via sustainability education paths.


  • 2009-2012: The President’s Sustainability and Climate Commitment (PSCC) Task Force identified nine areas of impact and suggested specific actions for each area. 
  • 2012-2015: The Sustainability Curriculum Team (SCT) improved our sustainability efforts in academics, one of the nine areas of impact identified by PSCC. In the Summer of 2015, SCT was reorganized to become a faculty-led committee.
  • 2015-Present: The Physical Plant and the Sustainability Committee continue our efforts to meet the CNM sustainability goals. 

Sustainability Orientation