The University of Maine's Commitment to Sustainability

The University of Maine’s Commitment to Sustainability is wide and ever growing. We continue to track our outputs and make strides towards reducing our carbon footprint. Additionally the Office of Sustainability works with the rest of the UMaine campus to incorporate sustainability into each part of this community at large.

Second Nature

Create a Positive and Sustainable Future.

“We believe firmly in the power, potential, and imperative of higher education’s key role in shaping a sustainable society.”


In February 2007, the University of Maine became a charter signatory of the ACUPCC. Many colleges and universities have signed to date, recognizing their unique responsibility to serve as role models for their communities and to develop solutions to combat global warming. In 2015, the ACUPCC was renamed to the Climate Leadership Commitments, composed of two parts: The Carbon Commitment and The Resilience Commitment.