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Our Commitments

The University of Maryland has been working towards sustainability for decades, and each year we take new steps and further progress. Our goals and successes are tracked in three platforms:

The UMD Sustainability Goals set broad targets, ranging from energy use to purchasing, to guide sustainability efforts. These broad goals are endorsed by the University Sustainability Council to guide UMD's sustainability efforts.

Sustainability Goals

The Climate Action Plan sets out regular benchmarks to lower the university's carbon footprint, gradually guiding the campus toward carbon neutrality in 2050. The Climate Action Plan will be updated in 2021-2022 with new strategies to achieve the new target of carbon neutrality 2025.

Climate Action Plan

Beyond internally set goals and climate strategies, UMD's operational programs to support sustainability are guided by an array of voluntary commitments and regulatory requirements. UMD aims to foster a culture of sustainability and act as a leader in environmental stewardship by going above and beyond the call of action. 

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