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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.

NEWS 

Plastic: Water’s Worst Enemy?

March 13, 2017

The Lake Superior National Estuarian Research Reserve teamed up with the UMD Biology department and the Office of Sustainability...

UMD Library Recommissioning

August 6, 2014

The University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library uses about $144,080 worth of electricity per year, and much of that...

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