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The UMass Chan Medical School community is working cooperatively on a multi-layered program to reduce energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, extend recycling and other measures that collectively will limit our carbon footprint.

We are guided by Massachusetts Governor's Executive Order 594 “Leading By Example—Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings”. The entire University of Massachusetts system is a signatory to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Greener ways to get from there to here

Carpool to Campus

Save money, enjoy preferred spots,
and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Ride and Refresh

Join the bicycle program and get free access
to the showers at the campus fitness center.

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Sustainable happenings around campus

All Charged Up with Jay Leno

With 76 electric vehicle charging ports on campus and more planned, UMass Chan  earned an Electric Vehicle Transition Leadership award from AltWheels, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable transportation. See article, December 2023.

Wellness Farm to Table

UMass Chan Medical School is working to open its new Wellness Farm, a 40-foot hydroponic freight farm that can produce up to three tons of produce each year. See article, September 2023.

Test Driving Electric Cars and Bikes

Some rode on two wheels, others on four, while many just looked on, kicked the tires and asked questions of the experts on hand to learn more about electric vehicles at the “Ride and Drive” event on campus last month. See article, December 2023.

VA Clinic gets LEED

The building housing the VA’s new community-based outpatient clinic at UMass Chan Medical School has been certified by two organizations that evaluate buildings for their energy efficiency and sustainability, in both construction and operations. See article, February 2023.

Stormwater Plan Update

UMass Chan is in the fifth and final year of its new stormwater management plan development, to comply with federal regulations issued in July of 2018. See article, August 2022.

A Blueberry Patch on Campus

At the peak of the fall planting season, UMass Chan medical students and staff planted seven blueberry bushes in the UMass Chan Community Garden. See video, December 2022

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