Student Activities & Projects

Student Showcase

Select student works are posted each year to Scholarworks, a digital archive for research and scholarly information. 

College of Natural Sciences College Day Barbecue

CNS strives to be a zero-waste event with a cross-campus Green Event Planning Team that includes members from Auxiliary Services, Physical Plant, and CNS. 

EPA Game Day Challenge

UMass Amherst participated in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Game Day Challenge from 2015 - 2018, a national collegiate competition where colleges and universities implement recycling and compost programs to reduce waste at football games and tailgates.

Eco-Rep Trash Sort

In the recent past, the Eco-Rep Program Manager was in charge of coordinating the trash sort every semester. Trash taken from campus residential areas was sorted by Eco-Reps to raise awareness about recycling. As of 2019, the Sustainability Coordinator in Residential Life has since taken over organizing this event - which is still supported by student volunteers from the Eco-Rep program. 

Sustainable Move In & Out - New2U

The New2U program collects unwanted items each spring during move-out and resells these collected items each fall during move-in. 

New2U Sustainable Move-Out at the University of Massachusetts