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The Office of Sustainability

A University Achieving its Climate and Sustainability Goals

UMass Lowell is committed to climate neutrality as an institution and is a leader in sustainable education, research and innovation. Sustainability is a core commitment in the University’s comprehensive strategy to manage growth and respond to societal needs. As a result, UMass Lowell has seen a dramatic transformation that has generated impressive results and woven sustainability into every aspect of campus life. Read more about us!

Sustainability by the numbers


Gold In AASHE's STARS Rating System

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework that measures the sustainability performance of more than 700 colleges and universities in 21 countries around the world.

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Rated A Green College by The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review ranks the top 50 Green Colleges, plus reported sustainability information from over 300 more schools. From solar-powered dorms to clean energy career prep, find out the different ways campus life is going green.

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22nd In Sierra Club's Cool Schools List

Sierra magazine rates their cool schools on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to: academics, engagement, planning and administration, and innovation.

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