At UMass Amherst, sustainability is our way of life.
Nationally, UMass Amherst is rated gold for sustainability leadership by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS). We have reduced our carbon footprint by more than 30% since 2004. We generate 70% of all campus electricity. Our campus recycling rate puts UMass Amherst in the top 3% of all recycling efforts in Massachusetts. Our two newest buildings are LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.