Outreach Team Tabling at the Farmers Market wearing SustainableUMD shirts

Green Terp

Sign up to commit to make sustainable choices on campus and in your life! Choose at least 10 actions from our list, with resources on how & why to take action. Pick a prize: portable, reusable bamboo cutlery, steel straws, or making a donation.

Get Certified as a Green Terp:

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1. COMMIT

Sign up to commit to make sustainable choices on campus and in your life

Sign Up
take action
2. TAKE ACTION

Choose at least 10 actions from our list, with resources on how & why to take action

Choose Sustainability
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3. CERTIFY

Pick a prize: portable, reusable bamboo cutlery, steel straws, or making a donation

Get Certified

The Green Terp Program is a social marketing effort to promote environmentally responsible choices in partnership with the Department of Resident Life and the Office of Sustainability. The program engages students with an action checklist, ongoing support and eco gear to making sustainable choices. Green Terp is for individual students – anyone can participate, regardless of your living arrangements.

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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