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UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy


UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

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Stories related to UMD's Carbon Neutrality Goals

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Study Finds Money Rules in Household Energy Efficiency Gains

Sep 02, 2021 -- Geographical Sciences Research Shows Cutting Residential Building Carbon Emissions Can Help Fight Climate Change

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Stratospheric clouds above the arctic

Plunging Arctic Temperatures Speed Up Ozone Loss, New Study Shows

Jun 24, 2021 -- Changes Brought On by Climate Change Threaten Layer That Protects Earth From Harmful Radiation

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Power plant at UMD

A New ‘Generation’ for Campus Energy Production

May 06, 2021 -- UMD Administration to Brief Community on System Modernization

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Regents Garage Solar Panels

UMD Accelerates Emissions-cutting Goal

Apr 29, 2021 -- University Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2025, All-Electric Fleet by 2035

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AP Photo of Inuit fisherman

Social Sciences, Humanities Can Help in Response to Climate Change, Study Finds

Apr 08, 2021 -- UMD Anthropologist, Other Researchers Advocate for Importance of Historical Scholarship Alongside Data

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Sustainability Infographic

Incredible Shrinking Footprint

Feb 17, 2021 -- New Portal Helps UMD Community Keep Track of Campus Carbon Emissions, Other Environmental Measures

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 Maryland team members assemble the reACT house in Denver for the 2017 Solar Decathlon, in which UMD took second place overall, and fielded the top-ranked U.S. entry. Faculty, staff and at least one student who worked on reACT are part of a new Department of Energy-sponsored solar competition in 2021. (Photo by WP Andros)

Student Team to Shed New Light on Sustainable Power Use at UCF

Oct 10, 2020 -- UMD, a Solar Decathlon Powerhouse, Competes to Design, Model a Campus Energy System

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 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)

Research Report: U.S. Climate Action Effective Even Without Federal Government Onboard

Dec 13, 2019 -- Maryland Researchers Lead Study of How State, Local and Business Entities Are Combining to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

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 Measures designed to move UMD toward eventual carbon neutrality in 2050 are taking effect all over campus. (Illustrations by Matt Laumann)

Big Strides Toward a Small Footprint

Apr 22, 2019 -- How UMD Reduces Carbon Emissions to Create an Earth-Friendly Campus

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