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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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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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Sustainability Badge

The Sustainability Badge challenges staff and faculty to adopt behaviors that lower their impact both on- and off-campus, in the office or at home.

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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 indivudal 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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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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UMD Researchers Help Hyattsville’s Food Forests Look to the ‘FEWture’

Pawpaws, Persimmons and Beach Plums: Edible Ecosystems to Become More Resilient
View Article UMD Researchers Help Hyattsville’s Food Forests Look to the ‘FEWture’
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Composting Goes Campuswide. We Break It Down.

5 Tips to Contributing and Reducing Food Waste
View Article Composting Goes Campuswide. We Break It Down.

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