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Sustainability/Green Campus

  • UMaine is a member of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment network.
  • UMaine is one of three winners (chosen from a pool of 670 colleges and universities) of the 2011 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award in the doctorate degree-granting university category.
  • One of only 16 colleges nationwide on The Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll (2011).
  • 4 LEED-certified buildings on campus, with a fifth pending approval (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system).
  • 7 percent of UMaine’s food budget is spent on organic and local food.
  • 30 percent of UMaine’s energy comes from renewable resources.
  • 70 percent of UMaine’s cleaning products are green certified.
  • 90 percent of campus grounds are maintained organically.
  • UMaine has a full-time sustainability coordinator and a Sustainability Council, made up of students, faculty and staff.
  • In 2011, UMaine implemented single-stream recycling campuswide.
  • Eco-reps in residence halls coordinate recycling programs and lead environmental initiatives.