President Pines announced the University of Maryland will accelerate its Climate Action Plan goal to become a Net-Zero Carbon Neutral campus within the next four years. Through a combination of sustainability measures and the strategic purchase of carbon credits, UMD will reach this goal by Earth Day in 2025. He also announced plans to replace our university-owned fleet - over 1,070 fossil-fuel vehicles - with an all-electric fleet by 2035.
News & Events
Plant trees at UMD on Thurs, April 15 from 2-3pm! Register now!
The Sustainable Tuesdays Lecture series is back featuring an array of guest speakers discussing sustainability on campus. This series is offered during Spring 2021 as part of the ARCH 289i course called ‘Sustainability at the University of Maryland, College Park’ and is co-sponsored by the UMD Office of Sustainability.
Switching from disposable plastics to biodegradable and compostable plant based alternatives for bags, utensils, and straws!
Americans toss 25% more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about 1 million tons of extra garbage weekly, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation. Here are some ideas for ways to gift thoughtfully and reduce waste!
Device Created by Terps Helps Keep Unnecessary Water—and Money—From Going Down the Toilet
Student Aquaponics Project Could Help County Grow Urban Agriculture in Empty Buildings
Architecture School’s 3 New Dual Degrees to Prepare Students for a Changing, Challenging World
Kissed by Mother Nature, Annual Community Service Day Returns With in-Person, Virtual Events
Study Including UMD Biologists Reveals Unusual Movement, Birthing Patterns
UMD Research Finds Overlap in Views Between Social Identity Groups
UMD, a Solar Decathlon Powerhouse, Competes to Design, Model a Campus Energy System