Identifies strategies to help the campus reach carbon neutrality by 2050, a goal to which former UMass President Jack M. Wilson committed the five UMass campuses in 2007 when he signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).
Research focused on the climate system, climatic variability and global change issues, from contemporary climate variations, their causes and consequences, to paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental changes.
Part of a network of nine Climate Adaptation Science Centers managed by the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center. We work with natural and cultural resource managers to gather the scientific information and build the tools needed to help fish, wildlife, and ecosystems adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Encourages and supports collaborations across colleges and disciplines in environmental research and education. Core participating Colleges include Natural Resources and the Environment, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health Sciences.
A growing community, initiated in fall 2015. Rooted in and complementary to many efforts that have been going on for years at UMass, Talking Truth was created to intentionally support and build understanding of climate disruption. Some key elements that are important to us: to explore and learn about climate change in the context of fostering a world that is sustainable and just (however we may contribute to that); to connect our inner lives with this challenge we are facing (being and doing); to deepen our understanding of the connections between how we relate to each other and how we relate to the planet; and, most important, to build community while recognizing the particularities of our lives in relation to climate change – situated and marked by power and privilege in very different ways.