We are passionate about incorporating sustainability practices into every aspect of campus life. Through our academics, student involvement, and campus initiatives, we are making great strides towards reducing our environmental footprint. 

Sustainable Engineering Minor
Environmental Engineering Minor
Environmental Science Minor 
Renewable Energy Minor (beginning in Fall 2020)
Green and Sustainable Chemistry Master's Program (beginning in Fall 2020)

Green Initiatives

At South Dakota Mines, we are creating a healthier environment today and richer possibilities for tomorrow through our dining services, residence life, renewable energy generation, student projects, research centers, sustainability courses, and purchasing choices.

Get Involved

Our commitment to a sustainable future isn’t confined to the classroom. See how to get involved:

Campus Updates 

Our campus has revitalized it efforts in reducing its environmental impact over the past several years. Below, you will find a list of the most recent efforts.

Faculty Research

Our faculty conduct research on a wide range of sustainable content.

Sustainability Committee

The South Dakota Mines Sustainability Committee regrouped in the Spring of 2019. We are committed to reducing the school’s environmental footprint.

For questions or suggestions, contact:
James Stone

Department Head and Professor 
Civil & Environmental Engineering
(605) 394-2443

Rapid City Resources

Check out the following resources for efforts being done off campus.

Rapid City Sustainability Committee

Black Hills Farmers Market

Earth Day 2021 Student Challenge

What do you think can be done at no cost to reduce waste and/or improve Campus sustainability?
Tell Us!!

Download the flier and form

Earth Day Student Challenge