In 2012, the Office of Sustainability consolidated and strengthened its sustainability reporting into one easy-to-read document. The framework is flexible enough to highlight different programs every year while consistently tracking big picture changes at the whole campus level.
In 2012, the Office of Sustainability tranitioned away from its former Campus Sustainability Report format and created the easier-to-read SustainableUMD The Magazine. The magazine covers campus sustainability developments that occurred between 2010 and the summer of 2012. Explore and enjoy!
In the spring of 2010, the Office of Sustainability conducted a Sustainability Literacy Assessment of undergraduate and graduate students registered at the University of Maryland. This was the University’s first attempt to assess the understanding of basic sustainability concepts among the undergraduate and graduate student population.
Is the University of Maryland really becoming more sustainable? This Metrics Report evaluates the University's performance against 22 sustainability indicators. Click here for the Metrics Report Archive.
Completed in September 2011, this is the most recent report on the carbon footprint of the University of Maryland. The campus achieved an 11.1 percent reduction over 2009 emissions and a 21.6 percent reduction over the FY 2005 Climate Action Plan baseline. See the report for more information. Click here for the GHG Inventory Archive.
The 2010 Campus Sustainability Report provides an overview of sustainability initiatives that occurred between the summer of 2008 and the summer of 2010. This is a report of the stories of sustainability. For a look at the metrics, see the Sustainability Metrics Report 2010. Click here for the Campus Sustainability Report archive.
The Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the University's strategy for reaching its carbon neutrality and other sustainability goals. The CAP was endorsed by the University Senate on September 16, 2009, approved by President Mote on September 28, 2009, and has been submitted to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.
The Environmental Stewardship Committee created the Environmental Stewardship Guidelines in 2005 to provide a framework for best management practices in various operational areas. These guidelines were unanimously approved by the University Facilities Council.