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“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

The UMD Office of Sustainability is committed to communicating, educating, and inspiring action to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life.

Sustainability is often defined as “development that meets present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Put simply, sustainability is about being responsible with our resources. It is about not using more than our share. It is making sure there is enough, for all, forever.

At UMD, we aim to lower our greenhouse gas emissions through improving operations and empowering individuals to lower their share of the campus carbon footprint.


Champ standing next to the UMD sign

Sustainability Around Campus

November 14, 2019

An (in)complete guide to sustainable living and education around campus
Students from UMD at the Gophers game

A Touchdown for Sustainability

November 14, 2019

Last Saturday, six UMD students traveled to the Twin Cities campus for a day of football and sustainability
Research Laboratory Building

A little good news as the heating season at UMD begins!

November 13, 2019

The heating season is here! UMD saves energy in the Research Laboratory Building. An upgraded boiler increases efficiency in the building...
photo of students sorting waste into different bins. Blue background with small white stickers of trash around border

Waste Audit Fall 2019

November 8, 2019

Results from the waste audit of the Sports and Health Center and engineering building