Sustainability News

UMass Amherst Receives Second Nature 2014 Climate Leadership Award

Campus recognized for innovative and advanced leadership in sustainability education, institutional sustainability and climate mitigation and adaptation

Sustainable UMass Wins State & Federal Awards

Sustainable UMass wins state and federal recycling awards

‘Healing the Climate, Healing Ourselves’- NOFA Summer Conference at UMass Amherst

The 41st annual Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Summer Conference will bring hundreds of backyard gardeners, organic farming families, food activists and others to the University of Massachusetts Amherst from Friday, Aug. 14 through Sunday, Aug. 16, for workshops, tours and demonstrations in 27 different topic areas.  This year's theme:  “Healing the Climate, Healing Ourselves: Regeneration through Microbiology” 

UMass Amherst Permaculture Garden Profiled in "INHABIT - DIGGING DEEPER: UMass Permaculture Garden"

2015 Stars Gold Designation

In recognition of its sustainability accomplishments in areas such as operations, academics and research, engagement, and administration, the campus has once again received a gold rating announced this month from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

New E-Waste Recycling Bin in the SGA office!

A new electronic waste collection bin has been installed in the SGA office located in room 420 of the Student Union.

NSF Project Will Support Undergraduates Research in Offshore Wind Energy

NSF Project Will Support 10 Undergraduates Per Summer for UMass Amherst Research in Offshore Wind Energy

Tour the UMass Amherst Central Heating and Power Plant

Take an in-depth tour of UMass Amherst's award-winning high efficiency heating and electric plant......

NSF Grant Funds Sustainable Agriculture, Clean Energy Partnership

The NSF has awarded an $810,000 grant to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture...

Over 800 Pounds of Recyclables Collected During EPA Game Day Challenge

Volunteers from Sustainable UMass, Eco-Rep program and SGA all pitched in to green the game