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SustainableUMD ProgressHub

Welcome to the Office of Sustainability's new web portal for reporting UMD's measurable steps toward achieving campus sustainability goals. This portal also makes connections between UMD's campus-based progress and support for global sustainable development.

Explore campus data

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Individual behaviors are an essential part of climate action. Staff and faculty can participate in the Sustainability Badge program to show their commitment to sustainability at UMD!

Sustainability in Action at UMD

Students, staff, and faculty can take action on sustainability at UMD through a variety of programs. Staff and faculty can participate in the Sustainability Badge program. Students can apply for the SustainableUMD Ambassador program. All can follow @SustainableUMD on social media, sign up for the newsletter, and explore sustainability data on UMD's progress dashboards.

The University of Maryland is committed to addressing the grand challenges of today, including climate change. We accelerated our carbon neutrality commitment to 2025 and achieved our goal to halve carbon emissions by 2020 two years before schedule. These commitments and victories are milestones on UMD’s path to a more sustainable future. There is still plenty more progress to be made. Explore connections between global climate change and actions you can take today to make an impact. 

This success reflects a strong team effort by senior administrators, academic leaders, faculty, students, and dedicated staff in many units across campus. This was aided by the development of a culture of sustainability on campus that has drawn wide support and commitment.

 A roof garden on top of the Physical Sciences Complex and solar panels atop of Regent's Drive Garage both play a part in the University's drive to reduce greenhouse emissions. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Measuring Progress

Access key performance indicators and detailed data dashboards to learn about UMD's resource consumption, campus infrastructure, sustainable outreach, and more

Campus Sustainability Goals and Metrics
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Celebrating Stories

Learn more about UMD's sustainability community and its impact on campus through stories, digital histories, and interactive features

Campus Collaboration and Changemaking
Cedric Nwafor '18 traveled to Liberia to help teach better agricultural methods with AGNR's ROOTS Africa Project. (Photo and video by Edwin Remsberg)

Partnering for the Goals

Delve into UMD's participation in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and submit your input to help support more collaboration on progress

Global Sustainable Development Goals
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Guiding Commitments

Explore UMD's longstanding commitment to climate action and sustainability on campus by reviewing historical goals, key accomplishments, and current action plans

UMD's Sustainability Commitments
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