Sustainability at the University of Maryland

What Can You Do?

Explore each category:

In Your Residence Hall (On-Campus Students)

At Home

Waste Management

Dining (On and Off Campus)

In Your Classes


At Work



  • Support State and National Parks/Forests. Your entrance fees to parks helps fund conservation projects.
  • Go to an Eco Destination. Eco tourism is a small but growing industry that addresses all three aspects of sustainability. Nations that would rely on clear cutting, mining, or other environmentally harmful practices to make money are deciding to preserve their natural landscapes to attract tourism. Money that comes in from tourism provides locals with employment and education opportunities while giving the national government financial incentive to maintain and even enhance ecosystems.
  • Shut down the office Download the Energywise Unplug for the Holidays sign to remind yourself and others to shut down your office or dorm before leaving.


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