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Progress & Commitments

For more than 20 years, the University of Maryland has worked to integrate sustainability into academics, research, and operations. UMD facilitates significant progress toward sustainability locally, nationally, and internationally. In the spirit of leadership, UMD incorporates sustainability habits and management into the day-to-day operations of its campuses. Monitoring progress towards our stated operational goals and commitments is essential to maintaining engagement, building cohesion at UMD, assessing existing initiatives, and to expanding our efforts meaningfully into the future. The following websites, reports, and plans outline the University’s sustainability commitments and progress towards commitment goals.

Our Goals:

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SustainableUMD Progress Hub

Interactive stories & dashboards monitoring UMD's progress


Climate Action Plan

Strategies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions

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Carbon Offsets

Cultivating a carbon offset portfolio that mitigates climate impact

Coming soon


Sustainability Council Goals

UMD goals for integrating sustainability into campus life & operations

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Other Commitments

Voluntary commitments & regulatory requirements guiding sustainability programs at UMD

Coming soon

President Pines Inaugural Address

Global Goals

Connecting UMD to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


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