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UMass Dining Carbon Rating System

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Announced on Earth Day, 2022, and in partnership with My Emissions, UMass Dining, the nation's award winnning and largest higher education internally operated dining program, has launched an A-E ...

  • Posted Jan. 10, 2023
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Webinar #3: Inner Development Goals: A Three-part Exploration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many of us are familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This three-part Community of Practice (Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13) will allow us to space to explore the ...

  • Posted Dec. 14, 2022
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Webinar #2: Inner Development Goals: A Three-part Exploration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many of us are familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This three-part Community of Practice (Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13) will allow us to space to explore the ...

  • Posted Dec. 5, 2022
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Webinar: #1 Inner Development Goals: A Three-part Exploration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Many of us are familiar with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This three-part Community of Practice (Nov. 15, Nov. 29, Dec. 13) will allow us to space to explore the ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2022
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Arboriculture & Community Forest Management

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

As the population of the United States continues to concentrate in urban and suburban areas, sustainable management of natural resources in urban environments is increasingly important. Professional arborists and urban ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Landscape Architecture BS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Students are trained to design sustainable landscapes that balance human needs with ecological concerns. In our courses, we work with clients from state agencies, local communities and non-profit organizations. It ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Landscape Contracting

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Landscape Contracting program develops a student's ability to design, implement, and maintain landscape projects. In two years, students build professional skills in plant healthcare, design, estimating, installation and ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Plant & Soil Sciences BS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The UMass Plant and Soil Sciences program prepares students to tackle real-world problems from a sustainability perspective by integrating and applying the knowledge they learn from different disciplines. This program ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Building & Construction Technology Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Topics include sustainable (green) building systems and materials, energy and conservation, building technologies, and construction management.

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Sustainable Food and Farming (Online Certificate)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The 15-credit Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming is designed for adults looking to make a career change, returning Veterans, or those pursuing a lifelong interest related to food, gardening ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Native American and Indigenous Studies

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Certificate Program for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CPNAIS) offers students at UMass Amherst an opportunity to learn about the histories, cultures and historical and contemporary issues affecting Indigenous ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Geography PhD

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Geography Program provides graduate education in human geography, environmental geography, remote sensing, and GIS through an MS degree in Geography, a proposed one year MS degree in Geography with ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Geography BA/BS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Geography offers students the opportunity to study the dynamics of global and local environmental change and to place their local experience in a global perspective. Physical geography involves studying the ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Design in Historic Preservation

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The UMass Amherst Historic Preservation Program, part of the Department of Architecture, offers a unique opportunity for advanced study in historic preservation at this major public university, with the benefits ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Environmental Health Sciences MPH

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The M.P.H. degree program provides graduate education for practicing professionals with relevant environmental health-related experience and students with an interest in gaining knowledge and experience in this scientific ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Environmental Health Sciences MS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Students in the MS program should have previous training in the basic sciences. Undergraduate major degrees are usually in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or environmental sciences (or any of the ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Landscape Architecture MLA

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Students are trained to design sustainable landscapes that balance human needs with ecological concerns. In our courses, we work with clients from state agencies, local communities and non-profit organizations. It ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Plant & Soil Sciences MS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The UMass Plant and Soil Sciences program prepares students to tackle real-world problems from a sustainability perspective by integrating and applying the knowledge they learn from different disciplines. This program ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Plant & Soil Sciences PhD

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The UMass Plant and Soil Sciences program prepares students to tackle real-world problems from a sustainability perspective by integrating and applying the knowledge they learn from different disciplines. This program ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Resource Economics MS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Master's program prepares our students for careers in marketing, resource-based industries such as electric utilities and petroleum, government environmental policy positions, and economic consulting. Doctoral program graduates typically ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Resource Economics PhD

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Master's program prepares our students for careers in marketing, resource-based industries such as electric utilities and petroleum, government environmental policy positions, and economic consulting. Doctoral program graduates typically ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Climate Change, Hazards & Green Infrastructure Planning

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change, Hazards and Green Infrastructure Planning provides students with a credential showing that they have unique skills in one of the most pressing topic areas ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering is the first ever wind energy certificate/concentration program in the U.S. This 15 credit program offers a unique opportunity for ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Graduate Certificate in Cultural Landscape Management

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Cultural landscape management draws on a body of knowledge and skills developed in the fields of landscape architecture, planning, heritage conservation, historic preservation, public history, and anthropology over the last ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Social Justice Education Graduate Certificate in Teaching

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Social Justice Education Graduate Certificate in Teaching for Diversity has two tracks: Track A is designed for graduate students teaching undergraduate diversity or social justice courses on this campus ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Students in the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) certificate program draw on the resources of not one campus but five, benefiting from a wide variety of courses ...

  • Posted June 10, 2022
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Critical Approaches to Sustainability in the Business Communication Classroom: A Developmental Perspective

  • University of Connecticut (CT)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Business communication faculty who invite students to critically engage with issues of sustainability must consider students’ developmental readiness to do so, as these invitations can often seem uninvited. To promote ...


A cost-minimizing approach to eliminating the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions at institutions of higher education

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (MA)

Many institutions of higher education have committed to carbon neutrality. Given this goal, the main economic issue is minimizing cost. As for society as a whole, dominant decarbonization strategies are ...


If It Is Life We Want: A Prayer for the Future (of the) University

  • Antioch University, New England (NH)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of York

Universities are one potentially important place – albeit not the only one – to initiate the next generation into becoming the adult humans needed to navigate the difficult future of the Anthropocene ...


From Pledge to Plan: Two Case Studies of Public University Decarbonization Plans

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)
  • University of Oregon (OR)

Join two Sustainability Directors as they tell their stories about how they led decarbonization planning efforts on their campuses. UMass Amherst and the University of Oregon are both large R1 ...

  • Posted Jan. 21, 2022
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25 kW Pole-Mounted PV Systems Crop and Animal Research and Education Center

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Since 2010, the UMass Amherst Crop and Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, MA, has been home to a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array. The 106-panel, 25-kilowatt PV is ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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336 kW Solar Canopies: Robsham Visitor Center

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In 2015, the university installed three large solar photovoltaic parking canopies at the Robsham Memorial Center for Visitors, which are capable of producing an estimated 330,000 kilowatt hours of ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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5.5 MW:15,000+ Solar Panels on 5 Buildings & 2 Parking Lots

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

In 2017, UMass Amherst installed over 15,000 photovoltaic panels across campus, providing 5.5 megawatts (DC) of clean electrical power for the campus to use for a heavily discounted ...

  • Posted Dec. 17, 2021
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Sustainability, Innovation & Engagement Fund (SIEF)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Established in August 2013, the fund fosters a strong culture of sustainability on our campus by providing financial support to students, faculty, and staff with green ideas. Any student faculty ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Farming on the Campus Quad

  • Duke University (NC)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

This article covers how universities have promoted local and organic farming by giving their students land to grow their own gardens on campus.


UMass Amherst Olver Design Building

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The atrium of the Olver Design Building and students studying while overlooking the Olver Design Building Atrium.


UMass Amherst Clean Energy Corps

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Clean Energy Extension students review and photograph architectural plans for an elementary school they are assessing, as well as present their findings.


Environmental and Natural Resource Economics PhD

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Our PhD students typically spend an average of five years in our program. Comprehensives in Microeconomics, Econometrics and a field (Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics or Experimental & Behavioral) are typically ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MS

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Most MSc students complete their program in 17 months. Students typically take three courses per term, for three terms as well as three research credits. After this, students spend an ...

  • Posted July 10, 2020
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Getting Credit: Partnerships between Sustainability Offices and Academic Departments

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

This poster gives an overview of UMass Amherst's Sustainability Fellowship Program, which began in 2009. Fellows are compensated with three academic credits per semester (awarded by the Department of ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2019
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Campus sustainability in the US: Environmental management and social change since 1970

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Smith College (MA)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

This work establishes the first comprehensive analysis of campus sustainability's development in the U.S. since the early 1970s.

In the US, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have occupied a ...


Wind Power Engineering Graduate Certificate/Concentration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Wind Power Engineering is the first ever wind energy certificate/concentration program in the U.S. This 15 credit program offers a unique opportunity for ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Environmental Health (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The PhD Program in the Department of Environmental Health prepares a student with highly specialized and applied research skills that seek to better understand the links between environmental exposures and ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Geography (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offer an MS degree in Geography for those who wish to study human geography, environmental geography, or Geographic Information Science and Technologies (GIST). This program ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Environmental Conservation (PhD)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Environmental Conservation (MS)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Recognizing the growing complexity of environmental conservation, this program has evolved into a broad, multi-faceted degree program, with diverse opportunities for emphasizing 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest ...

  • Posted Jan. 11, 2019
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Sustainable Business Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Isenberg’s Sustainable Business Practice Certificate will give students the knowledge to be able to help companies implement socially, environmentally and economically responsible business practices that are also strategic, savvy ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Natural Resources Conservation Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Conserving Earth’s biological diversity and safeguarding the benefits or “ecosystem services” that functioning ecosystems provide to humans are two major objectives of natural resources conservation. In this minor, students ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Environmental Science Minor

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Environmental Science employs an interdisciplinary approach, teaching students how to meet the challenges of creating a safe and healthy environment and how to recognize and control the effects of pollution ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (BA)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics option prepares students to assist in public and private decisions about environmental and natural resource issues. Population and income growth are increasing the pressure ...

  • Posted Dec. 21, 2018
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