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Sustainability at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is committed to advance sustainability through the ways we impact the world: teaching, research, service, and operations.

About SustainableUMD

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Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability supports & advances campus environmental performance & literacy, engagement, financial stewardship, & social well-being. 

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Progress Hub

The Progress Hub is the Office of Sustainability's new web portal for reporting UMD's measurable steps toward achieving campus sustainability goals.

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Sustainability Fund Recipients

The 2023-2024 Sustainability Fund recipients have now been released! Find a list below of innovative projects that will soon be implemented.

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Summer Media Finds

Looking for a sustainability-related summer read, movie, or podcast? Find recommendations submitted by UMD staff, faculty, and students!

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Sustainability at UMD

SustainableUMD refers to the campus-wide commitment to environmental responsibility. Any student, staff, or faculty can contribute to the SustainableUMD Network through research, academics, operations, or individual actions. Together we can tackle some of humanity’s grand challenges.

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Office of Sustainability

The University of Maryland Office of Sustainability facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices, and programs for the campus community. It supports the university and the Sustainability Council in identifying and tracking progress towards key sustainability goals. 

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Measuring Progress

The SustainableUMD Progress Hub displays campus sustainability metrics in interactive dashboards, celebrates stories of sustainable progress across the UMD community, and connects local action at UMD with global sustainability goals.

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UMD's Target to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions
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Sustainability News from University of Maryland

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Sustainability Fund Awards Record $600K to Green Initiatives

Projects Combine Solar Power and Agriculture, Mitigate Methane Production, Reduce Stormwater Pollution
View Article Sustainability Fund Awards Record $600K to Green Initiatives
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Economist: EVs Can Help Drive U.S. to Carbon-Neutral Power Grid

Increased Affordability, Expansion in Renewable Energy Make Electric Cars Good Climate Change Fighters
View Article Economist: EVs Can Help Drive U.S. to Carbon-Neutral Power Grid
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UMD Moves Forward on New Energy System

Investment Would Increase Efficiency, Prepare Campus for Alternative Fuel Sources
View Article UMD Moves Forward on New Energy System

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Learn more about UMD's path to carbon neutrality by 2025, and sustainability initiatives across the campus!
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