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Student Opportunities: 

From academic programs and internships to student organizations, there are countless ways to be a Green Terp. Whether it's majoring in environmental science, submitting a project to the Sustainability Fund, or just adopting small changes into your everyday routine, you can leave small footprints at Maryland.

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Internships & Opportunities

Intern, serve as an ambassador or advisor with the Office of Sustainability.

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Student Groups

Numerous groups at the University of Maryland are dedicated to sustainability.

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Outreach Ambassadors

Join the sustainability outreach team or bring fun, interactive sustainability activities and ambassadors to your events.

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Green Terp

Commit to making sustainable choices to receive reusable sets & checklists with resources on how and why to take action.

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Green Chapter

Greek Chapters get certified as a community for taking action and service towards sustainability.

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Green Labs

Labs are resource-intensive, but following our guidelines helps you reduce energy, water, and waste in campus labs.

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Faculty Opportunities: 

Whether in the classroom or in your research, faculty incorporate sustainability across disciplines. By teaching sustainability concepts, faculty ensure students gain environmental literacy during their time at Maryland. Faculty discover, innovate, and experiment with sustainable solutions on campus and beyond through research, partnerships, and innovation.

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Sustainability Teaching Fellows

A two-day workshop and learning community where faculty from across disciplines explore sustainability and integrate it into their courses.

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Sustainability Advisors

Advisors teach an interactive lesson about sustainability and climate change and how each affects students, their studies, and future career prospects.

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Green Office Program

Through the UMD Green Office Program, offices achieve certification by implementing actions from checklists featuring environmental best practices for offices at the University of Maryland.

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Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS)

PALS a campus-wide initiative that harnesses the expertise of UMD faculty and the energy and ingenuity of UMD students to help Maryland communities become more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. 

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Green Labs

Labs are resource-intensive, but following our guidelines helps you reduce energy, water, and waste in campus labs.

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Staff Opportunities

As the backbone of our campus, staff lead sustainability advancement in our policies, infrastructure, programs, and culture!

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Green Office Program

Through the UMD Green Office Program, offices achieve certification by implementing actions from checklists featuring environmental best practices for offices at the University of Maryland.

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Green Purchasing

Tools to help make responsible consumption and production choices.

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Opportunities for Everyone:

Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, alum, or visitor, everyone con campus has an impact and can get involved with advancing sustainability at the University of Maryland.

Green Guides: 

Explore our guides to assist your journey towards making sustainable choices

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Green at Home Guide

Explore a compilation of resources to help you save costs, resources, and our environment at home!

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Trails, Parks & Paths

Explore the vast array of green spaces, gardens, & trails on and around the UMD campus- by foot or bike, for fun or transportation.

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Coping with Climate Guide

A collection of eco-activities, mental and physical health resources, and coping strategies to address the overwhelm of our climate crisis.

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Sustainable Gifting Guide

Check out this gifting guide to make the season more mindful, ethical and sustainable!

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UMD Sustainability Grants:

Funding is available to support projects that advance sustainability on campus. Students, faculty and staff are able to apply for grant proposals to implement projects.

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