Umaine Students helping with recycling

Get Involved!

Interested in sustainability at UMaine? From student clubs to courses and events, there are plenty of ways to make a difference. 

Student Clubs and Initiatives

  • Terrell House Permaculture Living & Learning Center is a sustainability-focused intentional community that is home to educational events and a community garden. 
  • UMaine Green Team is an organization working to increase awareness, create action, and take action with regard to efficiency and sustainability on campus and in the community.
  • Green Campus Initiative hires students to help educate other students about sustainability-related initiatives that pertain to campus housing, dining facilities, and other Auxiliary Services operations.
  • Black Bear Food Guild runs an organic vegetable farm that provides hands-on sustainable farming experiences for students.
  • UMaine Greens is a student group that grows organic greens for the UMaine campus.
  • Black Bear Exchange is a food pantry and clothing exchange right on campus.

Education and Research Opportunities

Other ways to get involved

  • The local community supports tons of projects focused on sustainability in Orono, Maine, and beyond.
people working on permaculture plots at Terrell House