Student Activity/Campus Living

Sustainable Student Organizations

Explore different sustainable student organizations and find your perfect match.  

Carbon Literacy Project

A training program that helps our community gain an understanding of the basic science behind the climate crisis, the impact different sectors have on our climate, environmental justice issues, climate calculator/mitigation tools, high impact solutions, strategies for communicating or teaching climate literacy, corporate responsibility and ways to take action.

Campus Tree Finder

The Waugh Arboretum tree finder provides detailed information about the trees found on the UMass Amherst campus. 

Green Office Program

The on-campus Green Office Program encourages and facilitates energy and waste reduction practices. 

Idea Funding

Innovative sustainability ideas from students, faculty, and staff are encouraged and supported at UMass Amherst. 

Sustainable Dorm Room

UMass Amherst student's can follow this model room guide to live green on campus.

Student Activities & Projects

Each year students lead the way with a variety of green initiatives on campus.

Student Living – Residential Life

Residential Life provides a variety of resources that encourages sustainable living in the residential halls.  

Sustainability Explorer

The UMass Amherst Sustainability Explorer is an interactive map that provides details on campus sustainability initiatives. 

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. 

Single Stream Recycling

The university uses Single Stream Recycling, which requires that bottles, can, paper, and cardboard all go in one bin. 

Electronic Waste Recycling

The university has options to recycle unwanted E-waste. 

Alternative Transportation

The campus has easy access to buses, a fleet of Bike Share bicycles, as well as charging stations for electric vehicles. 

Water Conservation

Discover ways to save water with these great tips. 

Green Events

Many of the events on campus are working on ways to reduce their impact on the environment by striving for zero waste. 



Seven UMass students heaving a pine tree into a freshly dug hole for planting