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By the Numbers

1 Less than 1 percent of the world's freshwater is available for human use 1 Recycling 1 aluminum can saves enough energy to operate a TV for 3 hours 2 The number of oil barrels saved by recycling 1 ton of paper—enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles...
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Climate Action Plan

The University of Maryland (UM) recognizes its responsibility to a sustainable future and is dedicated to working diligently to that end. It is our commitment that the built environment of the University will have the lowest impact on the natural environment of any comparable university. We are committed to working...
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Current Initiative

Current Initiatives

Energy Conservation   Facilities Management is updating lighting across the University with more efficient bulbs, such as LEDs and fluorescent T5s and T8s. Lighting controls such as occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, and smart breakers are being installed in corridors and public areas.    All new construction and renovation projects must be...
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Green Room

Located on the first floor of the Southern Management Corporation (SMC) Campus Center, the Green Room offers students a place dedicated to the discussion of sustainability issues and initiatives. Launching student-sponsored sustainable programs and fostering campuswide dialogue, the Green Room includes a living wall—a vertical wall made of plants and...
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Greenhouse Gas Reduction

In the past fiscal year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UM) made progress toward its 2050 carbon neutrality goal.  Carbon neutrality is an effort to decrease greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are the result of human activities such as deforestation, land use change,...
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President Perman

The President's Climate Commitment

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) recognizes its responsibility for careful and considered stewardship of the built environment and is committed to preserving the world's natural resources. It is further recognized that UMB is in a unique position of leadership and influence in the community to serve as a model to...
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