Reports & Other Resources
The University of Maryland has worked to integrate sustainability into operations, academics, and research since the early 2000s. These efforts are guided by strategic plans, the University Sustainability Council, division-specific Task Forces, Council-sanctioned Work Groups, and others. Current and historical progress is captured in the documents provided below. To get involved today, explore the SustainableUMD Network's programs and opportunities.
University Sustainability Council
Work Group Reports
Draft - October 2019 - This report offers seven recommendations/strategies to neutralize campus fleet emissions. This report led to the commitment of a 100% zero emissions vehicle fleet by 2035.
Draft - May 2014 - This report offers thirteen (13) recommendations to implement best practices in water use and stormwater management.
February 28, 2014 - A final report listing seven key recommendations for improving education for sustainability at UMD. Results from a sustainability literacy evaluation are also included.
Work Group Objectives and Membership
December 4, 2018 - This work group was created to develop recommendations for meeting nine objectives around commuting and fleet climate action strategies.
January 4, 2013 - This work group was established to develop and recommend actions that will move the university closer to achieving a goal of educating all students in fundamental sustainability challenges affecting the region and the world.
April 14, 2012 - One of the longest-serving work groups created by the Sustainability Council, the Water Use and Watershed Work Group was created in response to regulatory and voluntary university commitments.
Work Group Implementation Plans and Guidelines
November 16, 2021 - In addition to the resolution, this document outlines an implementation plan for calculating and offsetting undergraduate commuting emissions.
Draft - Fall 2017 - A presentation outlining the implementation plan for the Carbon Neutral Air Travel Initiative. UMD has offset all air travel related greenhouse gas emissions since 2017.
Draft - April 14, 2014 - This document outlines the implementation plans for the four energy initiatives implemented by President Loh in January 2014.