Partnering for the Goals
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests." - United Nations
The University of Maryland is proud to be among many institutions globally that are working to achieve the vision for a better world in 2030 as envisioned by the SDGs. Campus operations staff strive to address climate change, preserve aquatic ecosystems, reduce inequalities, and much more. Faculty and students are involved in countless academic and research projects that address every one of the SDGs. Organizations like UMD’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders directly builds sustainable development projects in impoverished communities around the world.
Click on the SDG images below or use the menu on the left side of this page to see a few examples of UMD’s contribution toward that SDG. This resource is under development and we want your help to flesh it out! Use the webform on each goal's linked page to tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address the SDG locally or globally.