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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

Calling all Staff & Faculty!

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Sustainability Fund

Any student, faculty, or staff at UMD can receive funding for initiatives and projects that benefit sustainability! Applications are due Oct. 15th or Jan. 15th.

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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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Office of Sustainability

UMD's Office of Sustainability supports and advances campus environmental performance, sustainability literacy, engagement, and social well-being. 

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Sustainable Tuesdays

Explore campus sustainability through lectures, free and open to all! This lecture series is being offered as part of ARCH 272, Sustainability at UMD.

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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
AASHE STARS Certification Since 2014
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Sustainability News from University of Maryland

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New Bins Make It Clear: Toss Your Glass Waste Here

Recycling Bins Added to Locations Across Campus
View Article New Bins Make It Clear: Toss Your Glass Waste Here
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At UMD’s Aquaponics Lab, the Farmers Have Fins

New Greenhouse Will Triple Research, Education of Sustainable Farming Method
View Article At UMD’s Aquaponics Lab, the Farmers Have Fins
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UMD Researchers’ ‘Cooling Glass’ Blasts Building Heat Into Space

New Coating Can Be Applied to Exterior Surfaces to Reduce AC Use, Fight Climate Change
View Article UMD Researchers’ ‘Cooling Glass’ Blasts Building Heat Into Space

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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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