The University of Montana
The University of Montana
Greening UM represents the University of Montana's ongoing efforts to become socially and environmentally sustainable in our operations, classrooms, and facilities.The projects and initiatives represented on these pages come from across campus and are the work of many departments and individuals. The UM Office of Sustainability and the ASUM Sustainability Center are responsible for the content of this site.
We appreciate your interest in UM's sustainability and always welcome comments and feedback!
In April 2013, a partnership of UM sustainability allies coordinated the campus’ second Campus Climate Conversation focused on the intersection of sustainability in academics and campus operations. Fifty-seven students, twenty staff and administrators, and fourteen faculty from across campus participated in this gathering intended to inspire new ideas and paths forward as UM deepens its commitment to sustainability in both campus operations and in its classrooms.
We asked participants, “How can we (the UM community) strengthen connections between education, operations, and decision-making to advance sustainability and UM’s Climate Action Plan at the University?” Click HERE to check out the report and see what participants had to say! The Resource Guides from October 2012 and April 2013 are also available.
Applying sustainability concepts and practices in UM's residence halls has been the focus of student efforts for several years. This year, with the help of KRELF funding, the Eco Reps living in Miller and Duniway Halls (but supporting sustainability work in other residence halls as well) are receiving a stipend for their awesome work!
Meet our new Eco Reps and learn more about sustainability in UM's residence halls!
Welcome to beautiful Missoula and the University of Montana! Interested in sustainability issues? Check out the following links and contact us if you are interested in working on one of our campaigns or have an idea for one! In the meantime, we got tips for you on how to:UM Sustainability Pledge and vow to make positive sustainable living choices, today!
Check out the links to the left for more information about sustainability activities on campus, including:
Interested in monitoring your own electricity usage? The Kill-A-WattElectricity Monitoring system from the ASUM Sustainability Center can help you get the job done.
Director, Office of Sustainability
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
In 2010, Montana's Governor set a goal of reducing energy consumption in state facilities by 20% by the year 2010. The Regents of The Montana University System approved a resolution supporting steps to reduce energy consumption in the operations of our facilities. Explore »
An overview of the biomass fueled combined heat and powerplant (CHP), to be located on the University of Montana's Missoula, Montana campus.. Explore »
The Office of Sustainability
UM Facilities Services PP 110
32 Campus Dr MS 9288
Missoula MT, 59812