The Sustainable Development Institute works within the College of Menominee Nation to preserve and communicate the concepts of a more than 12,000 year-old tribal value of sustainability. SDI works on a variety of on-campus sustainability projects.
1993: The Sustainable Development Institute was established at CMN to encourage, promote, and build upon the Menominee approach to sustainable development.
2008: SDI completed the CMN GHG emissions inventory. Since 2008, new campus buildings have been built to energy efficient standards.
2012: The Sustainable Development Institute moved into an existing facility on CMN’s South Campus.
Now: SDI continues to follow its mission to implement outreach, education, and research. SDI offers workshops, student internships, and fosters partnerships with sustainable leaders on a local, national, and global scale.
Click here to download the printable campus brochure: Sustainability
College of Menominee Nation also offers its students, staff, faculty and all community members to sign a Sustainability Pledge.
The Sustainability Committee recently completed a yearlong Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) project to update the campus Climate Action Plan (CAP). As a signatory college of the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the new CAP provides a means to assist the College in becoming climate neutral. The CAP is an inclusive comprehensive plan that embraces input and participation from faculty, staff, students, and community members.
The College of Menominee Nation has committed itself to achieving sustainability through operations and research activities. However, we also offer our students, staff, faculty, and any outside community members to the opportunity to sign the CMN Sustainability Pledge.