ASUM Sustainability Center

Sustainability Center LogoThe ASUM Sustainability Center serves as a resource for students to help promote, develop, and implement sustainability efforts and activities at the University of Montana.  The center’s main projects currently involve working to implement the university's Climate Action Plan, working with the Sustainable Campus Committee to ensure UM activities meet the American University and College President Climate Commitment, and educating students across campus about sustainability and climate change. 


Get Involved!

The ASUM Sustainability Center offers a variety of ways for students to learn about sustainability initiatives and play an active role in improving the university's sustainability efforts.  We offer internships, volunteer opportunities, and educational events to increase awareness of sustainability issues on campus.  The sustainability center and ASUM Sustainability Board coordinate a variety of events and projects through out the year to increase awareness of sustainability issues across campus.

  • Earth Week: Have an idea for a Earth Week event at UM?  Email us at
  • Residence Life Eco-Reps: Become a student sustainability advocate in our residence halls.
  • Green Griz Games: Team up with other studetns to lessen the footprint of our athletic events. Become involved in education, recycling, and more. Go Griz, go Green!!

More information about sustainability initiatives at UM can be found at

Want to share interesting and important sustainability info with your peers??

Want to encourage green living in the UM Residence Halls?? 

Then check out our 2014/2015 Eco Reps.

UM's Eco Reps are student sustainability advocates who live in the residence halls and coordinate programming related to UM's Climate Action Plan.  During the 2013/2014 academic year, UM Eco Reps initiated programs that addressed recycling, alternative transportation, UM's 2020 Carbon Neutrality Goal, sustainable living strategies, and energy efficiency.  To hear more about their current events, check out their Facebook page.

Kless Revolving Energy Loan Fund (KRELF)

The Kless Revolving Energy Loan Fund (KRELF) is a campaign aimed at starting a campus-wide fund to help pay for energy saving and waste reduction projects. With a loan fund like KRELF, the University sets aside money to implement projects, and then pay off the loan with the energy savings. From renewable energy generators to solar water heating systems to new lights, there are tons of ways that campuses can make money and be more sustainable at the same time.

Visit: KRELF for more information

Important KRELF Dates for Spring Semester 2015

  • KRELF Proposals Due:  March 24, 2015
  • Revised Proposals Deadline:  April 24, 2015
  • Decisions Made:  May 1, 2015

Social Media

To stay up to date on news and events from the ASUM Sustainability Center, follow us on Twitter or check us out on Facebook.

Twitter:  @ASUMSustain


Green Residence Hall Tips!

Do you want to green your residence hall room?  Check out these tips:

Green Residence Hall Room Tips

Download the Green Residence Hall Presentation (PDF 11.4 MB)