We believe in leading by example, transforming innovation into impact, both immediate and for generations to come. That’s why we’re committed to incorporating sustainability practices into every aspect of campus life. From green initiatives and technology to sustainable building design and collaborative outreach efforts, we’re making great strides and leaving smaller footprints.

Sustainable Engineering Minor
Environmental Engineering Minor

Get Involved

Our commitment to a sustainable future isn’t confined to the classroom. See the array of ways to get involved.

Recyclemania Tournament  
Cycling Club

Hardrocker Climbing Club

Runner’s Club

Campus Sustainability Day: Lower your carbon footprint by using alternative transportation during the annual “Drive to Not Drive.”

Sustainability Committee: Responsible for timely submissions of emission inventory updates, climate action plans, and progress reports for the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, the committee reviews and recommends actions to the president regarding climate commitment activities

Green Initiatives

At SD Mines, we’re creating a healthier environment today and richer possibilities for tomorrow through our LEED gold certified buildings, dining services, wind turbines, solar panels, bicycle paths, and sustainable design projects, courses, and research.

Jerilyn Roberts
Director of Facilities and Risk Management
(605) 394-6729

Jennifer Benning
Assistant Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
(605) 394-2425