Calling All Students + Faculty + Staff

We are forming a committee to create a Green Office / Labs / Dorms program. WE NEED YOU to help us design a multi-tiered, voluntary behavior change initiative that we can take to every corner of campus.

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How Do I _______?

Discover the ins and outs of Sustainability at UD.
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Join the Sustainability Task Force

Join Faculty, Staff & Students to make UD more sustainable.

Explore Our Climate Action Plan

Steps towards a carbon neutral future.
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Sustainability Tip: Eat Green

Eat less meat to save the planet and improve your health. It’s the #1 way to reduce your environmental footprint.

Sustainability Tip: Go Go Gadget

Take your chargers with you to save energy and rejuice on the run.

Sustainability Tip: Pass It Forward

Do one kind action today for a stranger.

Sustainability Tip: Save the A/C

  Close curtains during summer days and winter nights to save energy.  

Sustainability Tip: Bag It To It

BYO shopping bags to reduce one of the most destructive forms of litter and ocean pollution.

Sustainability Tip: Bust The Box

Do something new. Explore a building on campus, hang out with a new group. It could be the best thing you’ve never done.

UD has Single Stream Recycling.

Want to dispose of bottles, batteries, even ink cartridges? Look no further!
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Successes in Stormwater Management

UD contributes to a healthier watershed.

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“Sustainable development is a process which enables all people to realize their potential and to improve their quality of life in ways which protect and enhance the Earth’s life support systems.” Sara Parkin

Forum for the Future

We commit to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020

UD has signed Second Nature's Carbon Commitment

In 2008, the University of Delaware set a goal to
reduce our green house gas emissions by 20% by 2020.

2020 Deadline









GHG Reductions since 2008


Increase in Student Body since 2008


Increase in Buildings Square Feet since 2008

How will we get there?


Reduce Electricity Consumption


Reduce Natural Gas Consumption


Reduce Commuter Miles

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