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Carbon Neutrality

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Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

Learn more about these Global Goals 

Stories related to UMD's Carbon Neutrality Goals

Aerial view of Hornbake Library (Source: MD Today)

Measuring Campus Forest Carbon

Mar 25, 2022 -- UMD Research Teams Lead Forest Carbon Monitoring Efforts, Highlighting State and University Progress

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Global FEWture Alliance

Rising to a Grand Challenge: Food, Energy and Water in a Changing Climate

Apr 12, 2023 -- Institutional Grant Team Works for Balanced Approaches to Existential Problems

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South Philly Oil Refineries (Photo by iStock)

Mid-Atlantic Climate Action Hub Launches With $2.2M Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Feb 07, 2023 -- New Initiative to Link Environmental Justice Efforts Across Five States and D.C.

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MettleWood (Photo by InventWood)

The Wood That Could—and Did—Receive a $20M Award

Nov 30, 2022 -- DoE Grant Supports Researcher’s Efforts to Introduce Ultra-strong Wood for Construction

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Natural gas flaring (PC: Shutterstock)

UMD Researchers Convert Methane Without Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Nov 01, 2021 -- Pioneering Discovery Would Cut Energy Waste, Create Valuable Industrial Chemicals

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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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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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 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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