We Are All Changemakers

Research has shown for decades that while attitudes toward sustainability issues are often high, sustainable behaviors (aka actions) are significantly lower. Sustainability requires action. We can't think our way to a sustainable future; we have to go out and build it. 

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  • Speak up for sustainability within your groups/network
  • Advocate for sustainable choices on campus, in the classroom, at home, and in the community.
  • Take classes relating to sustainability
  • Attend UMD and local community sustainability events
  • Join a sustainability-focused Student Organization or Committee.
  • Encourage others to get involved, start a club or organization, or pursue a sustainability-focused class project.


Each person has unique talents they can apply when taking action for a cause. This short changemaker quiz can help you identify and lead with your strengths: 

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