Our Commitment

About Sustainability at Mines

The Colorado School of Mines has dedicated itself to responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. Mines is committed to the mitigation of environmental damage, the development of processes that will minimize such damage in the future, and the development of technologies that will reduce the world’s dependence on nonrenewable resources.

At Mines, our sustainability efforts are focused in three main areas:  teaching, research, and facilities. Students from nearly every discipline have opportunities to take courses that relate environmental issues to society, culture, engineering, and applied sciences. Mines faculty are engaged in a broad spectrum of sustainability-related research projects, ranging from water purification research to the development of photovoltaic technologies.  Our facilities team is changing the way our campus runs and operates, emphasizing efficiency and cost-savings, in addition to conservation.