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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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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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Student Sustainability Advisors

Interested in teaching first-year students about sustainability and climate change? Apply to be a Sustainability Advisor!

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Earth Month at UMD

Visit the UMD Earth Month page to find upcoming events, an Earth Month media kit, and other important Earth Month information. 

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EarthFest

Join us on 4/19 on McKeldin Mall as we celebrate Earth Month and sustainability progress with plant giveaways, activities, information, and more!

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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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2025
UMD's Target to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions
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AASHE STARS Certification Since 2014
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Purchased Electricity from Renewable Sources

Sustainability News from University of Maryland

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Fighting the ‘Insect Apocalypse’ With Knowledge

Entomology Grad Student’s Campus Displays Show Bug Loss’ Costs
View Article Fighting the ‘Insect Apocalypse’ With Knowledge
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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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Learn more about UMD's path to carbon neutrality by 2025, and sustainability initiatives across the campus!
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