The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst Launches Ambitious Goal to Entirely Power Flagship Campus With Renewable Energy by 2032 to Address Perils of Climate Crisis


AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst today unveiled UMass Carbon Zero — an ambitious vision to limit the dangers of climate change and power the commonwealth’s 1,500-acre flagship campus with 100% renewable energy by approximately 2032.

carbon zero bannerThe university is at the vanguard of a big idea, said Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, aspiring to pilot a solution for Massachusetts as it addresses the climate crisis. “Our pioneering work on this complex, large-scale undertaking will have ramifications far beyond campus,” Subbaswamy said. “UMass Amherst will be a leader of carbon mitigation efforts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts while educating the next generation of leaders in sustainability. UMass Carbon Zero will serve as a model for other large research universities as they embark upon their own energy transitions.” Full details of the path to carbon zero can be found at

Fiscal Year 2023 and 2022 Budget Update

Andrew Mangels

Andrew Mangels, vice chancellor for administration and finance, update on the budget for FY 2023:

The exceptional support from the state legislature in addition to continued strong enrollment and robust campus activities provide for an increased resource base sufficient to restore campus operations to pre-pandemic levels and make investments in critical areas to sustain and build on our success. In FY23, the campus has received an additional $23 Million (M) of state appropriation above collective bargaining costs. This increase and continued support from the state highlight the value the Commonwealth places on a strong and vibrant flagship university. In addition, strong enrollment . . .

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