Creating a “green” campus community is a collective effort
Donors and partners are helping to create a sustainable campus. In fact, not long after the University of Minnesota, Morris declared its vision for energy independence, “donors started earmarking gifts for green projects,” says Maddy Maxeiner, associate vice chancellor for external relations. “People really caught the fever.”
Annual fund supports renewable initiatives
The UMM Sustainable Green Fund, launched in 2007, gives donors a way to support renewable energy projects on campus.
Alumni turning in extra ‘credit’
Morris alumni are buying carbon credits for the campus.
The University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association (UMMAA) established the UMM Alumni Impact Fund, an endowed fund that benefits the Morris campus by addressing versatile strategic campus needs. Earnings from the endowment have purchased carbon credits to offset emissions from the campus fleet and grounds equipment.
The Morris campus’s renewable energy and sustainability initiatives are supported by partnerships with the University of Minnesota, federal and state agencies, and many private organizations and friends. You can contribute to these sustainability efforts, too, by telling our story or making a gift to the UMM Sustainable Green Fund or the UMM Alumni Impact Fund.