Responsible Consumption and Production

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.



UMN Student Organic Farm faces uncertain financial future

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Students are making a push to secure University funding for the farm, which has provided students with hands-on learning experience for nearly two decades.

UMN develops prototype SDG data hub featuring local data

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The University of Minnesota continues to make significant progress in developing an SDG Data Hub that counties can use to track and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

U of M students sequence genome of newly discovered soybean pest

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University of Minnesota students conducted crucial genome sequencing for the newly discovered soybean gall midge — a pest that is threatening the soybean crop, one of the most widely cultivated and consumed throughout the world.

CEHD SDG Website

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The College of Education and Human Development has launched a college-wide SDG Initiative. 

U of M receives $3 million for interdisciplinary NSF Research Traineeship program

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An interdisciplinary UMN team is implementing an interdisciplinary, cross-college research traineeship program that aims to better educate students on topics like sustainability, resource conservation and waste reduction.

University researchers among first to explore aquaculture viability in Minnesota

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In the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, 20,000 tiny yellow perch swim in circles in two large, blue tubs of water, occasionally bubbling to the surface to nibble on food floating there.

University of Minnesota hires first systemwide chief sustainability officer

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The University of Minnesota is proud to announce Shane Stennes has been hired as its first systemwide chief sustainability officer, effective May 9.

The Morris Model Featured in NY Times

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Across the country, local governments are accelerating their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, in some cases bridging partisan divides. Their role will become increasingly important - including efforts right here in Morris, MN.