IMET Sustainability Committee

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IMET Sustainability Committee

The IMET Sustainability Committee has been established to support and promote sustainability efforts at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). The committee aims to increase sustainability awareness within IMET, integrate sustainability practices into our work, and share progress with the IMET community.

General Responsibilities: 

  • Research and make recommendations on ways to reduce electricity, fuel, water, and materials use

  • Support reduction of the IMET carbon footprint

  • Develop strategies to reduce waste from IMET (partly through recycling and composting)

  • Educate the IMET community about sustainability

  • Facilitate “green” IMET purchasing

Sustainability Definition:

Practices that support long-term ecological balance and meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (Source: UN World Commission on Environment and Development;

Committee Composition:

The IMET Sustainability Committee membership includes representation of Faculty, Students and Staff from the three partner institutions; UMB, UMBC and UMCES.

Current Members: