Responsible Consumption and Production

MN Daily: UMN students push for greener future in chemistry

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Through various organizations and research opportunities, some students are advocating for sustainable chemistry practices that are non-toxic and produce less waste.

MN Daily: The search for “perfect” recyclables: University researchers explore alternatives to plastics

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In developing biodegradable alternatives, Dr. Paul Dauenhauer seeks to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

2023 Systemwide Sustainability Student Impact Awards Recipients

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Systemwide Sustainability Student Impact Awards were handed out at the Sustainability Symposium in April. University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate student individuals and groups were recognized for their efforts leading the way toward a future in which people and the environment prosper together. 

Great Lakes Aquaculture Products Featured on Capitol Hill

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The Sea Grant Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative, led by Minnesota Sea Grant, hosted a Great Lakes aquaculture seafood booth at the annual NOAA Sustainable Seafood Celebration in Washington D.C. in June 2023.

2023 Systemwide Sustainability Student Impact Awards Recipients

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The Student Impact Awards honor and recognize individuals and groups for their contributions to sustainability in their communities over the past year. 

MPR News: Morris is a small Minnesota town with big climate goals

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Morris is a small town in western Minnesota with big clean energy goals.

Star Tribune Opinion: Women are the future of agriculture

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If not for women entering the farming profession, the next farming crisis might be called "Who will grow our food?" 

UMN Adds "Employee Transit Pass." Joins the "Universal Transit Pass" created in 2022 for students

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All Twin Cities benefits-eligible faculty and staff now have unlimited access to all transit systems in the Twin Cities metro area.

MPR News: Expanding drought conditions stressing crops in parts of Minnesota

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Drought has been a recurring for for Minnesota farmers over the past few years. But this growing season, the problem has started abnormally early in parts of the state. UMN experts weigh in on what has changed and what to expect. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Scenarios for Global Learning

Online, instructor led

This 30-minute webinar is designed to help you integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into your courses. Integrating the goals can help your students build awareness of global issues and learn about concrete steps they could take to address them on both global and local levels.