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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.
SGA Sustainability Committee
The Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) is a committee of the University of Maryland's undergraduate Student Government Association (SGA). SSC advises the SGA and University administration to ensure that environmental sustainability remains a campus-wide focus.
SSC works on environmental issues on campus, in the community and even in the state. Historically, we've worked on initiatives related to transportation, water and energy use, food and resources consumption, development and landscape planning, environmental education, and beyond. We're always open to new initiatives, so if you've got an idea, we want to hear it!
University Sustainability Council
The University Sustainability Council exists to advise the President, the Office of Sustainability, and the campus community about issues related to the integration of sustainability into campus operations.
International education is undergoing fundamental change, and U21 helps keep UMD at the forefront. In our increasingly interconnected world, bilateral relationships are no longer adequate. Multilateral programs with institutions from many countries give everyone in the network a much greater reach. Membership in U21 allows UMD to connect with many of the best universities in the world at once, advancing our mission of bringing the world to the campus and projecting the University on to the world stage.
University Climate Change Coalition (UC3)
For North American research universities committed to climate action and cross-sector collaboration, UC3 is a collaborative coalition that leverages relationships and expertise to accelerate local climate solutions and build community resilience.
The University of Maryland Office of Sustainability supports and advances environmental performance, economic prosperity, and social equality through a variety of initiatives.
Please tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address this goal locally or globally: