Boston’s only public university, UMass Boston has a historically strong commitment to environmental sustainability. It signed the International Talloires Declaration committing to environmental sustainability in the 1990s. It was the first campus in the UMass system and one of few nationally to establish a comprehensive sustainability program in 2002. The five-campus UMass system has since formalized sustainability efforts and annual reporting from each campus. The UMass Board of Trustees has since passed the first ever UMass System Sustainability Policy that focuses on 10 major sustainability guiding principles.

UMass Boston leads the way in environmental stewardship not only in campus operations but in academic programs and research that center on ensuring a just and prosperous future for us all by protecting and conserving our natural resources.

Campus Sustainability Office
Campus Sustainability
Learn more about the School for the Environment
The School for the Environment


Check out sustainability research at the Sustainable Solutions Lab
Climate science and social justice

Learn about sustainability for a blue planet
Sustainability, food and our blue planet

Learn how sustainability can increase business success
Sustainability and business success

Green Planet classes Fall 2018
Green Planet classes Fall 2018
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