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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.


Vehicle using EV charging station outside Darland Administration Building

Charging Goals: More EV Stations Arrive on Campus

September 12, 2019

UMD's Parking Services will add four more charging stations to campus parking lots. Gas motors need not apply.
Rob Greenfield wearing a clear suit filled with trash from his "Trash Me" Campaign

"Be the Change in a Messed Up World" Event

September 3, 2019

Rob Greenfield: "From Drunk Dude to Dude Making a Difference"
Students shopping at 2nd annual free store

2nd Annual Free Store!

August 23, 2019

Students served: 445. Free Items given: 1,700+! 
Solar panels mounted on the roof of HCAMS

HCAMS, UMD's Newest Green Building

July 30, 2019

How sustainable is UMD's newest Building?