Sustainability News

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This Sunday, October 24th, is the Campus Cleanup Crew’s third cleanup of the semester and their first ever river cleanup! Meet at the East River Flats (351 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455) at 12:00 PM and help clean the Mississippi River bank until around 1:30 PM. There are many reasons to keep the river clean! Learn more about the University of Minnesota's Stormwater program.

After cleaning, meet back at the East River Flats for Canes and a brief presentation from the University of Minnesota Sustainability Coordinator, Carley Rice. Carley will be discussing the sustainability initiatives that the University of Minnesota is partaking in. Bring your friends and don't forget to dress for the weather! Be sure to RSVPSee you on Sunday!

Contact the Campus Cleanup Crew with any questions: [email protected]

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Sticker design contest for Fill it Forward

The Office of Sustainability is hosting our very first sticker designing contest for Fill it Forward! Design a customized UMN water bottle sticker with our barcode. The winner will receive a prize pack from the UMN Bookstore! DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions are now due November 1st at 11:59pm!

Learn more at M Dining's Sustainable Dining Expo event on Wednesday, October 13th from 11am - 1pm in the Great Hall at CMU.

Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Get involved.

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is proud to be a host institution of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2021 virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE), October 12-14, 2021. Register for FREE!

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Join M Dining on the front plaza of Coffman Memorial Union for a free planting event on Thursday, April 22! M Dining's Sustainability and Health & Wellness teams will be joined by campus partners UMN Sustainability - It All Adds Up and Waste Recovery Services.

M Dining will be providing pots, soil, succulents, and herb seeds for students to participate in this Earth Day activity. Due to social distancing guidelines, each participant must sign up for their preferred time slot and check in at the event entrance.

Take action for the earth this April!
April is Earth Month! In celebration of Earth Day, join Twin Cities students, staff, and faculty in a friendly competition against colleges and universities across the state in the Campus Ecochallenge, April 12-30, 2021! Choose and complete challenges that work for you to earn points for the team and help our planet. JOIN THE ECOCHALLENGE

We want to hear from you! Do you have a few minutes to complete a short survey regarding communications about sustainability at the University of Minnesota? z.umn.edu/SustSurvey2021

Facilities Management’s Landcare team is the primary snow removal service provider for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, responsible for clearing nearly 100 miles of streets and walkways, and over 100 acres of parking surfaces. Landcare added anti-icing to the University’s winter maintenance program in 2006, which led to notable cost savings and reduced environmental impact. So, how do they do it?