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Sustainability Abroad #2: Finca la Flor

February 24, 2020

From barren pasture to a reforested, sustainable community, Finca la Flor has empowered the community and environment around it for decades...

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions at UMD

February 23, 2020

How has UMD reduced its greenhouse gas emissions since 2007 and how do we plan on meeting our reduction goals?
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Sustainability Abroad #1: La Casa Tica

February 12, 2020

Sustainability plays an integral part in the running of a typical Costa Rican home.

UMD Earns a Gold STAR

January 20, 2020

UMD earned a Gold ranking in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's STARS program, along with only 128...
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What is Carbon Offsetting?

December 12, 2019

As Peter Pan [probably] said, “You can fly, you can fly, you can fly [sustainably]!”
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How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

December 9, 2019

Even the Grinch wants you to have a green winter break.
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SAD Study Spots

December 5, 2019

Make sure you’re getting enough Vitamin D this winter by soaking up some Sun.
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UMD Ice Rink Makeover Eliminates Use of R-22, a Powerful Greenhouse Gas

December 3, 2019

The new rink eliminates R-22, and replaces it with a cheaper, ammonia-based refrigerant.
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What is the COP25?

December 2, 2019

The Climate Change Conference starts today in Madrid, Spain. 13 staff and students from UMN are attending the talks.

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