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You have 1 or 2 hours a week to volunteer on sustainability projects? Butterfly relaxation gardens, Green Lab program, healthier food initiatives, ReUse booth at the Farmers' market... There are many ways to get our campus more sustainable. Join us by contacting the Student Green Committee at Miller


Winter BreakGreen Tips

Student Staff

  • Buy recycleable wrapping paper
  • Reuse gift bags, ribbons, bows, etc.
  • Use energy efficient lighting for decorating
  • Whenever possible, buy local (food and gifts!)
  • Avoid food waste
  • Avoid single use plastics (silverware, cups, plates)
  • Don’t Forget!! Shut off all lights and non-essential equipment  in your labs and offices before you leave for the holidays!!!

Visit UM Energy Conservation

ReUse Booth

Coming in 2018

Green U/Reuse booth at the farmers Market

Lookout for a Green U and Reuse booth at the medical campus farmers market starting in 2018.

  • Get info for sustainable practices on the med campus
  • Donate unwanted items instead of throwing them out

    Visit Reuse Store and get involved by contacting the Grad-Med Green Team


Sustainability Programs


Sustainability 101 Webinar

If you want to go “green” in the workplace, apply to the Green Office certification program and get a basic training in Sustainability: Recycling, Energy conservation, Water conservation, Green purchasing and printing, Nature conservation, Green outreach and leadership.

Register through U Learn (Title: Sustainability 101 Webinar).


Green Labs at Miller SOM

If you work in a lab and you want to make it more sustainable, Green U is here to help!
Visit for more information. 
Schedule a 10 minute Green Lab presentation with your team or your lab manager by contacting


UMMobility Options

You can receive benefits when you return your parking permit!

Employees using an alternate transportation in lieu of parking on campus will receive the following benefits when retuning a parking permit:

  • Discounted transit passes (Metrorail) based on salary scale.
  • If you bike to campus you get free access to showers at the Wellness Center.
  • 8 daily parking passes.
  • Flexibility to park on campus during Winter, Spring and Summer break.

- Carpool on demand app - visit to learn how to save on transportation cost.
- Using public transit? Track the Metrorail, Metromover and Metrobus arrival times – download the MDT Tracker app.
- UBike – Need your bike repaired? Join UCycle on select Sundays is at the Rock on campus for basic bike repairs. Ride with UCycle for group rides on select days during the month of December.




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Interview with UN Foundation Board Member Dr. Julio Frenk in Germany for the 2017 United Nations climate change conference

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ESPN game day at the U. The ECO Hurricane food court Solar PV array is on national tv!!

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Green Athletics Conference at the U 2017