Sustainability at the University of Maryland

Reports and Publications

Sustainable Water Use and Watershed Report 2014

The Sustainable Water Use and Watershed Report evaluates the university's existing goals, standards and practices relative to water management and to make recommendations for improved performance.

Sustainability Progress Report 2013

The 2013 Sustainability Progress Report is comprised of a series of fact sheets that can be read individually or as a full set. It outlines campus actions and achievements from 2012, while also providing inspiration for continued creativity, innovation, and progress.

SustainableUMD The Magazine 2012

Sustainability Progress Report 2012

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.

SustainableUMD The Magazine 2012

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!

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Sustainability Literacy Assessment 2012

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.

Sustainability Metrics Report 2011

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.

Campus Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report CY 2010

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.

Campus Sustainability Report 2010

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.

Climate Action Plan 2009

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.

Environmental Guidelines

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.

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