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Many programs at UMD have begun incorporating questions, conversations and linkages to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "Partnering for the Goals" invites you to help our SustainableUMD network explore opportunities to better share information across UMD divisions, departments, and disciplines in order to advance the University's meaningful involvement in this global initiative.
If you want to learn more about how universities are collectively thinking about their role in the SDGs, click the black button link below.RELATED ARTICLE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
EXAMPLES OF UMD CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THE GOAL
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.
Sustainable Oceans Alliance
We are a Maryland chapter of an organization, student-run, that is dedicated to ocean conservation and advocacy.
Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program
The Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program is a partnership between University of Maryland Extension and Maryland Sea Grant. The program includes extension specialists working on issues related to water quality, climate change, fisheries, aquaculture, and the seafood industry in support of Maryland Sea Grant’s mission of bridging academic expertise and the needs of those who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake and coastal bays.
UMD Stormwater Management
Stormwater management, permitting, and pollution control is a major priority for the University of Maryland. The College Park campus is centrally located within the Anacostia Watershed and discharges stormwater to 3 tributaries. Stormwater is significantly regulated within Maryland to protect water quality.
University of Maryland Dining Services
The University of Maryland Dining Services secured a $150,000 grant from The Office of Sustainability, awarded at the annual UMD Earth Day Festival. The grant is intended to facilitate plastic waste reduction on campus. This is the largest single grant awarded by the University Sustainability Fund.
The Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science (MEES) Program is an interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and system-wide graduate program. The title of the program emphasizes its strengths in marine and estuarine sciences, although the program spans environmental science as a whole, irrespective of habitat.
Please tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address this goal locally or globally: