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Green Terp

The Green Terp Program is a social marketing effort to promote environmentally responsible choices through a partnership between the Department of Resident Life and the Office of Sustainability. 

All students can be Green Terps by getting involved with sustainability through academics, research, student groups, professional opportunities, and by taking individual action. Throughout the academic year, we offer a variety of opportunities for engagement and can be found at many collaborative events on campus such as the First Look Fair, Bike Week, UMD Farmers Markets, and Res Life Community Welcomes. 

Follow the Green Terp Instagram (@greenterp) for tips on how to take action towards a more sustainable future.

Green Terps in Action

Green Terp Program Goals:

  1. Recognize and reward leadership in sustainability
  2. Educate participants about how and why to take action

  3. Encourage and support action to conserve water, energy, waste, resources, and emissions

  4. Promote campus policies and programs that advance sustainability

  5. Engage the community in activities to strengthen UMD as a leader in sustainability

  6. Support the University’s Climate Action Plan and Strategic Plan

  7. Further integrate sustainability into campus culture

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