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We believe in working toward a world based on the principles of sustainability. That’s why MUM is fully committed to sustainable practices as one of the most green universities in the U.S. — and one that offers a BA and an MA in Sustainable Living and an MBA in Sustainable Business.

The Green Facts About MUM:

  • Groundbreaking new net-zero Sustainable Living Center
  • 95% of food budget spent on local/organic foods
  • 100% of dining hall food scraps composted
  • 100% of campus grounds maintained organically
  • Single-stream recycling stations in dorms
  • MUM has a formal sustainability committee
  • New construction must be LEED-certified or meet standards of a comparable third-party rating system
  • We have a university-wide policy of purchasing office paper with high recycled content
  • Public GHG inventory plan
  • We employ a sustainability officer
  • MUM provides guidance on green jobs
  • Target date of 2017 to have 100% of electricity production needs met from renewable resources
  • Available transportation alternatives: restricting parking, bike share, vanpool, preferred parking
  • MUM was the first university in the U.S. to offer a degree in sustainable living

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