Education & Research

At the University of Minnesota Duluth, students, faculty and staff actively work to find solutions to the challenges that face our communities and our world.

Develop a Project - Students play a large role in moving sustainability progress forward at UMD. If you need an idea for your next class project, student org event, or want an opportunity to lead an initiative on campus, you've come to the right place. Completed student projects are also available for review and to generate ideas. 

Take a Class – Learn about sustainability through coursework through many different lenses and disciplines.

Take a Tour – Sustainability is integrated not just in our classes, but throughout our campus buildings and landscapes too. Schedule a tour for a hands-on look into what it takes to build, maintain, and operate a sustainable campus.

Discover Research – UMD is a recognized leader in research and has many research centers, institutes, and laboratories that involve students in sustainable research projects every day, and in a variety of fields. Diverse topics such as energy systems, sustainable food, and alternative transportation are just some of the issues tackled by UMD researchers.

Design Curriculum – The Education Toolkit is a resource for faculty and staff who want to integrate sustainability concepts into their events, lessons, courses, or syllabi.

Join the Institute on the Environment at UMD - The Institute's mission is to build a future where people and planet prosper together.