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Going Green

MICUA colleges and universities are proud stewards of the environment and demonstrate their commitment to protecting the planet through hundreds of innovative programs focused on conserving natural resources and reducing the carbon footprint of their institutions. Students, faculty, and administrators are actively engaged in sustainable practices and promoting environmental responsibility.

Almost all MICUA colleges and universities participate in the Smart, Green & Growing initiative, and a number of schools have joined the Maryland Green Registry. Common campus greening efforts include recycling, composting, using eco-friendly consumer products, reducing paper consumption, replacing light bulbs, and installing energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems. More innovative approaches include car-sharing programs, landscaping with natural plants, and buying local foods. Several MICUA institutions have created student alliances to promote stewardship on and off campuses.

Four MICUA institutions—Goucher College, McDaniel College, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Washington College—have signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, thereby pledging to exercise leadership in their communities and throughout society by modeling ways to eliminate global warming emissions and by providing the knowledge and the educated graduates to achieve climate neutrality.

To read more about what individual MICUA schools are doing to go green, click on the links below: