Climate Action

U of M System ranks fifth in US in sustainability impact

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For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota participated in the Times Higher Ed (THE) Impact Rankings. The 2024 rankings evaluated 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions, comparing their efforts to conduct teaching, research, outreach and stewardship that support a more sustainable, equitable and healthy future.

UMN offers first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate in sustainability leadership

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An innovative certificate in Sustainable Environmental, Social and Governance (SESG) Leadership — the University of Minnesota’s first graduate-level program in this specialty — will address a growing need for professionals with the skills to navigate today’s climate, environmental and social justice challenges.

UMN and Partner Institutions Initiate Sustainable GeoCommunities Program

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University of Minnesota is launching Sustainable GeoCommunities, a community-based program with the goal of solving problems that our global communities are facing today. 

Esri: University of Minnesota Proves Sustainable Development Goals Are Local

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Esri spotlights the University of Minnesota's partnership with the SDG Data Alliance and development of the SDGs in Minnesota Hub site. 

Climate and Health Event at 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Geneva, Detailed location will be released closer to the date

The UMN SDG Initiative is pleased to partner with Rwanda's Ministry of Health and a series of partners on: Centering Health and Climate Action Plans - a side event at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Advance RSVPs for this in-person event are required. 



Communicating on climate change and health: Toolkit for health professionals

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The World Health Organization has launched a new toolkit that aims to help health professionals effectively communicate about climate change and health.

UMD Earth Week event will include work from Climate Change Storytelling Project

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To honor Earth Week, the Motion + Media Across Disciplines (MMAD) Lab and UMD Sustainability Office will showcase videos from its Climate Change Storytelling project, which started a year ago on Earth Day and has resulted in numerous videos, public speaking engagements, community visioning sessions and art work.

Birds, bugs and climate change

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Early on a cool, smoky June morning researchers Alexis Grinde and Annie Bracey load up with gear and strike out across a grassland south of Moorhead, Minn.

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.

University of Minnesota launches environmental justice center to help underserved communities

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The University of Minnesota is home to a new federal office intended to get as much climate investment into environmental justice communities as possible.