USM Environmental Sustainability and
Climate Change Initiative
It has been said that "the first step towards getting
somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." Institutions of
the University System of Maryland have been pursuing sustainability and energy
conservation for decades. The critical
nature of the climate change issue, however, has pushed sustainability
initiatives into high gear and the USM institutions are pursuing mitigation and
adaptation activities on their campuses with renewed vigor.
The following constitute some of
the more Frequently Asked Questions about the practices related to the USM
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Initiative:
What is the System Office doing to help implement this Initiative?
What are USM institutions doing to mitigate and adapt
to climate change?
Why has the USM adopted the American College &
University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) as the standard mitigation
approach for all institutions?