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Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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This resource is under development and we want your help to fill it out! Use the webform below the examples to tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address the SDG locally or globally. The examples on this page are just a broad starting place to help compile meaningful involvement at UMD so that the Office of Sustainability can work with interested stakeholders to explore potential next steps.

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UMD Policies and Procedures for Environmentally Preferable Procurement

The University of Maryland, College Park will procure all supplies, services, maintenance, construction and architect-engineer services in a manner consistent with the promotion of sound environmental stewardship and, in particular, promoting the reduction of carbon emissions as envisioned by the University’s Climate Action Plan.

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A. James Clark School of Engineering

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to impact the grand challenges of the 21st century.

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Green Terp

UMD Green Terp Program

Sign up to commit to make sustainable choices on campus and in your life! Choose at least 10 actions from our list, with resources on how & why to take action. Pick a prize: portable, reusable bamboo cutlery, steel straws, or making a donation.

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Green Office Program

UMD Green Office Program

Through the UMD Green Office Program, offices achieve certification by implementing actions from checklists featuring environmental best practices for offices at the University of Maryland.

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Trash to Treasure

Coordinated by the Department of Resident Life, the Terp to Terp Campus ReUse Store collects and distributes unused or gently used small appliances, cooking/kitchen items, room accessories, and school supplies donated throughout the year by students, faculty, and staff. Terp to Terp responds to students’ essential needs while encouraging a culture of social responsibility and reducing waste generation.

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Please tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address this goal locally or globally:

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