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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

Any student, staff, or faculty can apply for funding to implement sustainability projects on campus. Proposals are due Oct 15 & Jan 15 each year.

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AskESSR Transition

ESSR is transitioning all major emails to the AskESSR portal in August 2024. All emails to will be handled as tickets in AskESSR.

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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 supports SustainableUMD through facilitating 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
Purchased Electricity from Renewable Sources

Sustainability News from University of Maryland

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Creating Greener Spaces, No Office Required

Revamped Program Looks for Sustainability Ideas in Every Corner of Campus
View Article Creating Greener Spaces, No Office Required
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‘Exhausted’ by the Car Commute? You Might Like a Bike

UMD’s Summer Slowdown Might Be the Perfect Time to Try 2 Wheels
View Article ‘Exhausted’ by the Car Commute? You Might Like a Bike
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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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Learn more about UMD's path to carbon neutrality by 2025, and sustainability initiatives across the campus!
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