The UMD Office of Sustainability is committed to communicating, educating, and inspiring action to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life.

Sustainability is often defined as “development that meets present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Put simply, sustainability is about being responsible with our resources. It is about not using more than our share. It is making sure there is enough, for all, forever.

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

At UMD, we aim to lower our greenhouse gas emissions through improving operations and empowering individuals to lower their share of the campus carbon footprint.

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The zero waste gift guide

The Zero Waste Gift Guide

December 21, 2020

Dr. Bertossi's Environment and Sustainability students have compiled a list of zero-waste gift ideas.

winter

Winter Break Resource List

December 18, 2020

Continue learning about the intersections between sustainability and social justice this winter break.

DIVEST

Divesting and Company Acountability

December 17, 2020

The divestment movement aims to make progressive and ground-breaking economic, social, and political changes by pulling funding from...

We need a change

Become Your Own (Eco) Hero

December 2, 2020

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an eco-hero saving the day!