The Sustainability Badge provides an opportunity for staff and faculty to participate in campus sustainability efforts on an individual level. 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. Whether sustainability is already at the forefront of your lifestyle or you are looking to take the first step towards reducing your environmental impact, the Sustainability Badge is for you. Any staff or faculty can earn a badge regardless of their office or department’s participation in the Green Workspace Program.
Upon earning your badge, you will gain access to the SustainableUMD Staff and Faculty Newsletter and become a member of the SustainableUMD Network. The newsletter will allow you to continue learning about current sustainability topics, engage with fellow sustainability-minded colleagues, and discover events and opportunities for staff and faculty on campus. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to connect with others in the Network.
To earn your Sustainability Badge, complete the steps below.
Review the Sustainability Badge actions checklist below. Identify the eight actions you'd like to incorporate into your personal and professional lifestyle and take action!
Complete the submission form to submit which eight actions you have now adopted. We encourage you to try and adopt at least one action from each category, but it is not required.
Upon completing the submission form, an Office of Sustainability staff will follow up to ensure you receive your badge.
Display your hard-earned sustainability badge with pride! Use your badge as a way to encourage fellow staff and faculty to earn their badges too. Just be sure not to place the sticker on any walls, windows, or other university property.
NOTE: Badges will be sent out in batches every Wednesday. If you selected to have your badge delivered through campus mail, please keep an eye out for your badge in your office mailbox. If you selected to receive a digital version of the badge, please keep an eye out for an email from an Office of Sustainability representative.
Upcoming Sustainability Badge Events:
- November 8th (12:30-2:30pm): Book Exchange @ Hornbake Plaza
- November 17th (9-11am): Free Coffee Chat @ Outside Atlantic Building