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Local and Global Impact

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Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals


UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: No Hunger


UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Learn more about these Global Goals 

Stories related to UMD's Local and Global Impact Goals

Sustainability Infographic, credit Valerie Morgan

Electric Cars, Community Gardens and Hungry Goats

Sep 30, 2021 -- How UMD’s Sustainable Maryland Program Has Helped Maryland Towns Go Green

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Horses on Assateague Island

Surviving a Sea Change

Aug 20, 2021 -- PALS Students Help Assateague Island Find Resilience Through Adaptation

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Larry Tumlin volunteering at Campus Pantry

A Cooler Way to Help the Hungry

Jun 07, 2021 -- New, Expanded Campus Pantry Opens With Fridge, Freezer and Demo Kitchen

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Shutterstock photo of a plane

People Love Hybrid Cars. Get Ready for Hybrid Planes

Apr 20, 2021 -- Researchers Designing New Engine for Greener Aircraft

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 Neha Katanguri, a freshman from Glenelg, Md., piles up invasive plants she’s pulled out while volunteering at Lake Artemesia for Good Neighbor Day on Saturday. She was among 373 participants in virtual and in-person events on the ninth annual day of volunteer service. (Photos by Stephanie S. Cordle)

Terps Spread Goodwill on Good Neighbor Day

Nov 09, 2020 -- Kissed by Mother Nature, Annual Community Service Day Returns With in-Person, Virtual Events

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Arial view of Eastern Shore farm buildings and land along a river

Understanding "Ghost Forests" and Abandoned Farms

Sep 16, 2020 -- $725K NSF Grant to Support Research on Eastern Shore Saltwater Intrusion

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