The University of Minnesota is committed to incorporating sustainability into all aspects of the institution and we are leading the way through our teaching, research, and outreach and the operations that support them.


Sustainability goals as outlined in the University of Minnesota's systemwide strategic plan, MPact 2025:

  • Build a fully sustainable future.

  • Demonstrate state and worldwide leadership in sustainability and environmental teaching, research, and convening power.

  • Develop system leadership and governance coordination for sustainability initiatives.

  • Establish next-generation systemwide Climate Action Plan for 2030.

Latest Sustainability News
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Join us on Friday April 7th, 2023 from 10-11am for a discussion on Indigenous knowledge, environmental justice issues, and the intersections of climate change, sustainability and Indigenous (specifically on American Indian and Native Pacific Islander) struggles, with Gabriela Ines Diaz (CHamoru and Pohnpeian). Learn more: 

Sustainability Award team

The U Market Services team received a sustainability award with the process of improvement surrounding the custodial Periodic Auto Replenishment (PAR) system! This was a national award given by University Logistics and Supply Chain Association (ULSCA)! Learn more:


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Net Total Emissions

Percent of Waste Recovered

UMN Twin Cities Campus Water Consumption by Year

Total Yearly Campus Electricity Consumption (mWh)