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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 11:05

We're hiring! Join the Office of Sustainability as a Student Communications Assistant. Search Job ID 350916 at hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job.

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Stormwater runoff is generated from rain and snowmelt events that flow over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops, and does not soak into the ground. The runoff picks up pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, and dirt/sediment that can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. To protect these resources, communities, construction companies, industries, and others, use stormwater controls, known as best management practices (BMPs). Learn More:

Storm drains fulfill an important purpose but can harm water quality because the water they collect, and all the pollutants it carries, goes untreated into the Mississippi and other local water bodies. Too many leaves or debris around/entering the storm drain causes excess nutrients, sediments, and pollutants to enter the river. Learn more!

CAP workshop virtual

Your voice matters. Join the Climate Action Planning VIRTUAL Workshop to provide your input on how the University should eliminate emissions and adapt to a changing climate. There will be a brief presentation followed by small group breakouts.


Ever wonder how to be sustainable on and off campus? There are various ways and engagement levels to lead a sustainable lifestyle on and off campus! Learn More:


Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a season that is usually filled with joy, and oftentimes, food waste. We need to be conscious of our consumption and waste of food, as it is a precious resource that takes a lot of energy and resources to create. Cut down on food waste this Thanksgiving by being proactive and following this advice! Learn more

Your voice matters. Join the Climate Action Planning Workshop to provide your input on how the University should eliminate emissions and adapt to a changing climate. There will be a brief presentation (20 minutes) followed by small group breakouts. Snacks provided. 
November 15th, 2022, 4-5:30pm
Moos Tower room 1-451 (FIRST FLOOR!)


Meatless Mondays is a global movement that encourages people to reduce meat in their diets for their health and health of the environment. Mondays can be used to take the first step in reducing your impacts on the environment and consumption of meat. Research shows that shifting towards a more plant-based diet can help to reduce the global burden of preventable diseases while preserving limited land and water resources and slowing down climate change. Learn more

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a host institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2022 virtual conference (GCSHE) 10/18, 10/26, & 11/3. The first 100 UMN registrants attend for FREE!

The Office of Sustainability is updating its climate action plan (CAP), which will focus on reducing the University’s greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for a changing climate. We're hiring Climate Action Interns! Search job ID 351579 at hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job

Join us for the All Campus Sustainability Fall Kickoff, a systemwide University of Minnesota event on October 29th on the Twin Cities campus.  

The All Campus Sustainability Fall Kickoff is hosted in partnership by the Institute on the Environment's Sustainability Education Team and the Office of Sustainability. The event will take place on Saturday, October 29th, 2022 on the Twin Cities campus and will connect sustainability-minded individuals from all 5 University of Minnesota campuses for a day of learning and connection. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow students from across the system and learn more about sustainability on the Twin Cities campus.

Visit the Twin Cities campus to get a behind the scenes look at how the campus operates sustainably! Activities will include attending a Gopher football game, going on a Zero Waste tour of Huntington Bank Stadium and learning about how sustainability can be incorporated into sporting events, taking a closer look at local food systems and how we can feed our community sustainably, touring a local organic farm, and more.

The event is expected to last all day, depending on the time of football kickoff (TBD). All expenses including lodging (if applicable) will be provided.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this application form.