Academics

Commitment to Sustainability

Through a growing body of green programs and courses, across many disciplines, and in green campus practices, our students, faculty and staff are moving from awareness to action on environmental issues. As a matter of fact, UMass Boston is the first university in the U.S. to offer a PhD in Green Chemistry; our Green Harbors Project restoration is practicing true stewardship for Boston Harbor (www.umb.edu/ghp); UMass Boston has joined a visionary group of higher education leaders committed to sustainability practices by signing the Talloires Declaration; and we’ve also joined 400 other colleges and universities worldwide to collectively respond to environmental challenges through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). As of summer 2011, courses which include topics of sustainability are identified with this icon:
Sustainability Leaf