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UMD Sustainability

Our goal is simple: inspire action across campus.  Although many people work on sustainability efforts across campus, the UMD Office of Sustainability works to coordinate these efforts by communicating and sharing information. We also track metrics of sustainability in energy, carbon emissions, waste and more to evaluate our progress to becoming a more sustainable campus.

List of Sustainability Staff.


What is Sustainability?

The University of Minnesota defines sustainability as follows:

“Sustainability is a continuous effort integrating environmental, social, and economic goals through design, planning, and operational organization to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability requires the collective actions of the University of Minnesota (University) community and shall be guided by the balanced use of all resources, within budgetary constraints. The University is committed to incorporating sustainability into its teaching, research, and outreach and the operations that support them.”

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.

Our mission

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

What we’ve done

Each year the Office of Sustainability creates a report on the progress made throughout the year.

2013-2014 annual report

2014-2015 annual report

2015-2016 annual report

For a quicker read, the Office of Sustainability has created a cumulative overview of the University’s sustainable progress – UMD Sustainability by the Numbers.

Our affiliations

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We want to hear your ideas!

Sustainability is an effort that is dependent on input and support from students, faculty and staff. Please contact us to help make UMD a more sustainable campus.

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The UMD Sustainability website is administered by the University of Minnesota Duluth's Office of Sustainability.
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