Partnerships for the Goals

Sustainable GeoCommunities Planning Workshop

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The Sustainable GeoCommunities Workshop brings together academia, industry, non-profit and community-based organizations, and government to strategize on the evolution and implementation of the Sustainable GeoCommunities program, strengthening partnerships between the United States and India at all levels.

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. 

Webinar: A Conversation Author Lois Quam

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Join us in conversation with Pathfinder CEO Lois Quam, author of the bestselling book, Who Runs the World? Unlocking the Talent and Inventiveness of Women Everywhere, to explore what happens when we fully unlock the transformative potential of women and girls globally.




Changing up the internship game for students

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The University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts (CLA) is teaming up with the GREATER MSP Partnership on an audacious goal: to make the Twin Cities a national hotspot for college internships.

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.

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.

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.